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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

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.

Leaf Season 2016

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 17th.  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 21st.  Any 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.
Leaves must be placed no more than three (3) feet on either side of the curb line and not piled more than three (3) feet high.  This will enable us to more easily reach the leaves with our equipment.  In addition, it will help to eliminate large piles of leaves in the street that can restrict traffic flow and cause a hazard.  DO NOT PILE LEAVES WITH IN 10 FEET OF CATCH BASINS OR FIRE HYDRANTS AND WITHIN 20 FEET OF ANY INTERSECTION.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT LARGE STONES, STICKS AND OTHER SOLID MATERIALS BE KEPT OUT OF THE LEAF PILES because these foreign objects will damage our equipment and result in the equipment being out of service for repairs.  Please be advised that if this mixture occurs the leaves will not be picked up by the borough and will be left in front of your home. 
BRANCHES:  All branches should be tied in bundles no more than 4 to 5 feet long, 3 to 4 inches in thickness and weighing no more than 50 pounds.  Any twigs should be placed in containers at the curb.  Please contact the Department of Public Works at 973-226-3400 to NOTIFY THEM OF BUNDLED BRANCHES OR TWIGS THAT HAVE BEEN PLACED IN CONTAINERS THAT NEED TO BE PICKED UP.  Please note that you only need to call the DPW for pick-up of Branches and Twigs, not leaves. 
Please be sure to place all debris in front of your own home and not on a neighbor’s property.  This is a violation of our litter ordinance and may subject you to a summons.  The assistance of all residents will be helpful and is greatly appreciated.


“At American Water, we take water quality and safety very seriously. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and state drinking water programs set water quality standards designed to protect public health and American Water treats your water to meet or surpass these standards, including those set for chromium. 
The USEPA does not have specific drinking water regulations for chromium-6, only total chromium, which includes consideration of the health effects due to chromium-6. American Water routinely tests its water supply for total chromium and all results have been in compliance with the USEPA standards.  We are also voluntarily sample for chromium-6 in accordance with USEPA guidance. 
American Water is supporting national research through the Water Research Foundation to better monitor and treat for chromium-6.  The USEPA is also conducting a rigorous and comprehensive review of health effects of chromium-6.  Our water quality experts are closely following this research and if necessary, will be ready to implement changes in our testing and treatment.
Water quality results on chrome-6 and other parameters can be found on American Water’s website .  Enter your zip code or city/state to get information on your specific water quality.  There you will find the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and a basic water quality summary with links to additional information on chrome-6.”

Essex Fells Water Utility

The Borough of Essex Fells Water Utility is being proactive by conducting periodic testing to monitor Chromium Levels in our water.
In recent articles, California has been mentioned in regard to this issue.
Please note that California does have a standard to comply with, however, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency have not yet established any standards for New Jersey.
Please refer to our Annual Quality Report, mailed annually to all our residents, or view on our website.
Any questions, as always, you may contact our Water Department at or 973-226-3400.

Fall/Winter 2016 Activities at the Essex County Environmental Center

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite youth to participate in the Fall/Winter 2016 activities at the Essex County Environmental Center.

The Essex County Environmental Center is located at 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland in Essex County West Essex Park and is a facility of the Essex County Parks System. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Essex County West Essex Park is open to the public every day from dawn until dusk. Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. All programs require a minimum number of participants to run. For more information, please call 973-228-8776.

In Memoriam: Lyman Andrus

Flags at Borough Hall will be lowered to half staff in honor of life long resident Lem Andrus, whose memorial will be held on on September 23, 2016.

Lyman Andrus was born on May 3, 1919 and moved with his family to 72 Wootton Road, Essex Fells in 1929.  He was a resident of this Borough for over 80 years.  Lem attended the Kingsley School in Essex Fells and graduated from that institution of learning in 1937 and then went to work for New Jersey’s premier insurance company, Prudential Insurance Company, in 1938.  He answered his nation’s call and served in the United States Army during the Second World War from 1942 to 1946 achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant.  After the war, he returned to Essex Fells and, in 1952, built his family home at 47 Oak Lane, where resided until a year or so ago.  He succeeded in business and achieved “the American dream” by raising his wonderful family in our little town.  He represented all that is meant by the phrase, “The Greatest Generation.”

Lyman Andrus gave much to the Essex Fells community he loved by serving on the Borough Council (1968-1973), the Essex Fells Volunteer Fire Department, the Board of Education for the Essex Fells Elementary School, as well as organizing and coaching youth baseball and basketball teams at St. Peter’s Episcopalian Church in Essex Fells, not to mention his very active role in the VanBrunchers.  Lem always demonstrated to us all the best qualities and characters of citizenship, contribution, and simply what it means to be a dear friend and wonderful neighbor, and truly represented all that is good about the Borough of Essex Fells.

PSE&G Reminds Customers to Test Heating Systems Now

The thermometer still says “summer,” but chilly weather will be here before you know it. Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, encourages its residential gas heating customers to test their heating system now, before the first cold snap, so they can be confident it will operate safely and efficiently when temperatures begin to drop.

Upcoming Essex County Events - Fall 2016

Take part in these upcoming Essex County events, which are free to all Essex County residents.

11th Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day: This free event at the Richard J Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is for Essex County seniors only. For more information call 973-621-4400. For transportation call 973-618-1280.

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Essex County’s Collection Day - Household Hazardous Waste: On Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 125 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove (Next to the Old Hospital Center) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Essex Count residents must show proof of residency at the site. For more information call 973-792-9060 or

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Essex County’s Recycling Day - Computers & Electronics: On Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 125 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove (Next to the Old Hospital Center) from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Essex Count residents must show proof of residency at the site. For more information call 973-792-9060 or

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