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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.

Essex Fells 3rd Grade Class tour of Municipal Offices

Essex Fells 3rd Grade Class tour of Municipal Offices

  • Recycling Center
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Administrator’s Office
  • Mock Council Meeting with Mayor Abbot 

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SummerMusic Concert Series

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 2015 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in Brookdale Park and eight cultural festivals.

Mayor's Memorial Day Speech

Good morning

Distinguished guests, Ms. Olivia Thompson, Essex Fells veterans, Neighbors and Friends, welcome to our Memorial Day Remembrance at Essex Fells Borough Hall.

Today is a day of mourning.   Today is a day of mourning.

Today is not a day for celebration like July 4th..  Of Independence Day, John Adams wrote that it:

will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

Yet, today is a day of mourning.

Today is not a day of giving thanks to all those who have served our country in times of war and in times of peace.  Of Veterans Day, President John F. Kennedy said, “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”

Yet, today is a day of mourning.

Three years after the end of the Civil War in 1868, the head of an organization of Union Veterans – the Grand Army of the Republic – established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.  The end of May was chosen because it was recognized that flowers would be in bloom all over the country.  The first large observance was held that year in Arlington National Cemetery, where members of the Grand Army of the Republic, widows, and orphans made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers, singing hymns, and placing American flags at each grave.

It was not until after World War One that Decoration Day was expanded to honor all those who have died in all American Wars.  In 1971, by an act of Congress, Decoration Day became Memorial Day and declared a national holiday.  It is so extremely important to understand that today, we remember those American soldiers, airmen, marines, and sailors, approximately 1.1 million, who died terrible deaths on battlefields, in the air, and on the seas.  Those 1.1 million Americans died in the cause of freedom and in the protection of our country and of our liberties which we enjoy this very day.  Because of what they gave to us and to our nation’s future generations, and for the magnitude of their sacrifice, it is very incumbent upon us all to honor the fallen, to remember them, to “earn it.”  They did not die in vain.  

Of Memorial Day, President Ronald Reagan wrote:

Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them.

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PSE&G Offers Money-Saving Hot Weather Tips

Utility Prepared for Additional Power Demand
How to Report Outages and Stay Informed

(Newark, N.J. – May 26, 2015) With the hottest temperatures of the season forecasted to begin today, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, reminds customers that higher temperatures can also lead to more usage and higher electric bills. Customers can save energy and money this summer by following a few simple tips.

  • Keep your house warmer than normal when you are away, and lower the thermostat setting to 78° F only when you are at home and need cooling.
  • Install a programmable thermostat.
  • Use fans to circulate cool air.
  • Set refrigerators and freezers to the most efficient temperatures. Recommended temperatures are 35°-38° F for the fresh food compartment, and 0° F for freezers.
  • Run such appliances as clothes washers and dishwashers in the morning or late evening to avoid the peak demand hours of 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Seal holes and cracks around doors and windows. Eliminate air leaks around window air conditioners with foam insulation or weather-stripping.
  • Close blinds and draperies facing the sun to keep out the sun’s heat.
  • Turn off power sources. TVs, computers and other electronic devices draw power when they are in standby mode or turned off but still plugged in. Plug electronics into power strips and turn off the power switch when the items are not in use.
  • Use timers and motion detectors on indoor and outdoor lighting.
  • Replace old appliances with new energy efficient Energy Star® appliances.
  • Install whole-house fans to bring in cooler night-time air that can pre-cool a house and reduce energy use in the daytime.

Prepared for Additional Power Demand
PSE&G expects to have no problem delivering the additional power required during the hot-weather months, but utility crews will be ready to respond to service interruptions should they occur. PSE&G’s rigorous, year-round preparedness program for summer includes conducting employee training; developing emergency summer operating plans; performing summer peak reliability analysis; helicopter and climbing inspections of transmission circuits; infrared inspections for “hot-spots” on transmission lines; and system reinforcements and transmission line work.
How to Report an Outage and Stay Informed
If you should experience an outage, PSE&G offers customers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed.  These tools can be found at in the “Outage Center,” under “How you can stay connected.”

    Sign up for My Account and bookmark the mobile-friendly homepage on your smart phone so it’s easy to report outages and check restoration progress.
    To report power outages via text message, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up for MyAlerts.
    Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G’s newly enhance and mobile friendly “Outage Map” displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service territory.
    The utility’s Twitter and Facebook pages also keep the public informed about restoration progress. Sign up as a follower to monitor restoration process.

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population.  PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.  PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.

Essex County Environmental Center's Summer 2015 Public Programs

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive
 And The Board of Chosen Freeholders present the Essex County Environmental Center's Summer 2015 Public Programs, which features ongoing clubs and activities for children.

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.

Essex County's 2015 Fishing Derbies


Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite childen ages 15 and younger to participate in Essex County’s 2015 Fishing Derbies. These free events will be held in six locations in the Essex County Park System including Essex County Verona Park Boathouse, Bloomfield Avenue and Lakeside Avenue, Verona on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

For the full schedule and details, click on the image below.

Summer Recreation Program 2015

The Recreation Department announce thier Summer Recreation Program’15 for children ages 3 through Sixth Grade. Tentative Dates are June 30th to August 4th, 2015, Monday through Friday, at the Essex Fells Elementary School  from 9 a.m. to noon. (Three-year-olds must be 3 by June 1, 2015,  Fully Trained,  Birth Certificates May Be Required)

The fee is $300 per child. Checks made payable to Essex Fells Recreation Dept. No Partial Payments/Fee Non-Refundable.

**Early registration by May 15 is appreciated so we can plan on staffing.  Please fill out all the information asked for and send in as soon as possible to: Essex Fells Recreation Department, 255 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells NJ 07021. Contact Lauren Lombardy at