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Taxes, Water and Sewer

Look Up Your Property
Taxes Online

Borough Residents wishing to view their Property Taxcharges please click the link below.

Calling All Veterans

Register with the Mayor for upcoming Veteran's events by emailing Provide your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, branch and years of service, and rank.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage disposal is the responsibility of the resident and they must contract with a private waste hauler for pickup. Residents can bring their recycling to the Recycling Center. Please check the link below for information.


Prepare Before
Clean-up & Repair

When working on home and/or business repair be sure to both protect yourself when cleaning mold and beware of asbestos. Get further info via the flyer provided below.

Dumpster and POD Permits Required

Dumpster and POD
Permits Required

Essex County Division of Senior Services

Essex County Division
of Senior Services

This Division offers a wide range of services to Essex County Senior Citizens, such as adult day care centers and basic transportation services.

For more information, please call the Division of Senior Services at...
(973) 395-8375

NJ Top Towns

Essex Fells is One
of NJ's "Top Towns"

Essex Fells ranked favorably in New Jersey Monthly's annual list of the top towns in the state. Click the link below to see the full listing.

Buy a Paver and Support Essex Fells

Buy a Brick
Support Our Youth

The Essex Fells Recreation Foundation invites you to participate in the Buy a Brick Program!

When you purchase a personalized brick that will line the entrance to the new Fieldhouse at the Recreation complex, you are supporting the development of the youth in our community.

Car Theft Advisory

Residents Urged to Lock Car Doors After Recent Break-Ins

The Essex Fells Police Department would like to remind residents to always lock their car doors to recent car burglaries and vehicle thefts in the area. The vehicles that were entered were left unlocked.

Residents are also reminded to remove any valuable items inside their vehicles such as GPS units, iPods and other electronic devices. As always please call us to report any suspicious activity.

2015 Fall Leaf Letter

To The Residents of Essex Fells:
It’s that time of year again, when the leaves change color and, unfortunately, fall to the ground.  As always, we are requesting your cooperation.  Please read the new leaf clean up guidelines.

Leaf Season will commence on Monday, October 19th.  Please be aware that no leaves are to be put out prior to this date.  The Borough will conclude Leaf Pick-up on Monday, November 23rdAny leaves put out after this date will not be picked up, and may result in a summons.

** Please Note:  All homeowners are responsible for advising their landscapers of these requirements and procedures.  Violators may be subject to a summons.  Due to the hilly terrain and winding roads of Essex Fells, large landscaping trucks and trailers parked in the street can be hazardous to approaching motorists.  If possible, please allow landscapers to park their vehicles in your driveway.  If this is not feasible, ask that they park close to the curb line.  Warning cones should be placed in front and/or behind these vehicles if they cannot be seen clearly from a distance of 200 feet in either direction.  These measures should improve safety for all.

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September 2015 Events at the Essex County Environmental Center

A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of September that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an enriching recreational experience through nature and conservation activities.
“Our Environmental Center has become the premiere location for environmental education and nature appreciation. With the help of our partner groups, our dynamic schedule of events and activities will captivate all ages,” DiVincenzo said. “Walk in our woods, discover habitats, get pointers on gardening, learn about nature photography and much more. It’s all about nature and it’s all at our Environmental Center,” he added.
Events scheduled for September are as follows:

DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th, 2015 from 10 am-2 pm local time in every state but Pennsylvania and Delaware, where the event will take place on September 12. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.  

Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to . This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.

Important News on the NJ's New Car Seat Law

When do you turn your toddler's rear-facing car seat around? How long should a kid sit in a booster seat? When can a child be buckled into the front seat of the car? Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation last week that rewrites many of the rules on using car seats in New Jersey. The law goes into effect on 09/01/2015. To see all you need to know about this law, please click the button below.

EssexFells PD-Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2015 Statewide Crackdown

As summer winds down, the Essex Fells Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. The 20-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives. August 21-September 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce the toll of drunk driving.

View Official Press Release Here

Scouting Days

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive And the Board of Chosen Freeholders Invite Youth in the 1st through 5th Grade to participate in Scouting Days on Thursday, November 5, 2015 and Friday 6, 2015 both days starting at 10:30AM to 2:30PM. Non-Scouts are welcome to participate! $50 per child, per day. Please bring a lunch and dress for the weather as a portion of the program will take place outside. Sessions are facilitated by the Environmental Center Naturalists! Space is limited!

Frog Pond Fun Holiday Camp

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive And the Board of Chosen Freeholders Invite Children in 1st-5th Grades to Participate in Frog Pond Fun Holiday Camp on Monday, October 12, 2015 on Columbus Day Holiday, 9:30am to 3:30pm, Fee:$60 per child. Explore the depths of our pond and wander into our wooded wetland to discover what's there beyond first glance. Through outdoor and indoor activities, campers will uncover the adaptations that allow frogs and other wetland organisms to survive and thrive while learning how we can become stewards for these fascinating species. Space is limited!

2015 Fall/Winter Camps for Essex County Kids

Joseph N. DiVincenze, Jr. Essex County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders Invite Young People to Participate in Fall/Winter 2015 Camps!. Click the button below to see which awesome camps are available!


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