2018 Rabies Clinics

The Elmwood Park Board of Health will be holding two Rabies Vaccine Clinics in 2018.



Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm



Fire Company #4 - Mola Boulevard

If your dog or cat does does not have it's 2018 license affixed to their collar which would prove a prior rabies vaccination, please bring proof of a prior vaccination.  Failure to do so will result in the new rabies certificate that is provided  being valid for 1 year instead of 3 years.

Any questions feel free to call the Health Department at 201-796-1457 ext. 201.

Welcome from Mayor Francesco Caramagna

Mayor Francesco CaramagnaWelcome to the town of Elmwood Park.

I am excited about what the year 2018 holds for us. After 15 years as a Councilmember, serving you as your new Mayor will be a new role for me, but a challenge I am honored to take on.

Elmwood Park is a great place to live, work, raise a family and do business.

I will work closely with the Council, staff, residents, and business to move Elmwood Park forward and continue our transformation into a town we are all proud to call home.

While everything you’ll need or want to know about Elmwood Park is right here on our website, our job at borough hall is to help make everything accessible for you.

As we work toward a shared future, I will strive to make all residents voices heard and encourage all residents to be engaged.
Thank you for visiting our website and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.  I am excited about the future of Elmwood Park and hope you’ll join me in shaping our town.

Let’s begin!

Mayor Francesco A. Caramagna

Community Advisement

Dear Elmwood Park Residents:

Please be advised that on Wednesday, October 24th, Thursday, October 25th, and Friday, October 26th, Mola Boulevard will be closed between Gilbert Avenue and Washington Avenue due to necessary road construction.

The road will be closed between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm on all three days. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and utilize an alternate route to your destinations during the road closures.


Michael Foligno

Chief of Police


Health Consultation Program


> Health History Evaluation

> Blood Pressure Measurement

> Height & Weight

> Individualized Counseling and Education

> Referral and Follow-Up

> Confidential Consultation with a Public Health Nurse

WHERE:  Elmwood Park Senior Center

WHEN:     3rd Tuesday of Every Month

TIME:        9:30am to 11:30am

This program is made possible by the contract the Board of Health holds

with the Bergen County Department of Health Services and is of no cost to the resident.

Job Posting


Elmwood Park Borough (Pop. 20,295) is accepting applications for the position of Municipal Clerk. Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC) certification is strongly preferred. The candidate must be prepared to fulfill all the statutory duties of the Municipal Clerk, as well as perform other duties as required by the Governing Body. Candidate should demonstrate the ability to prioritize and organize a busy office with a diversified workload, which includes the office of the Municipal Clerk, the Health Department and Administration. The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a professional manner with the public, colleagues and the Governing Body is critical. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Word, Excel and Outlook. Please electronically submit a cover letter, resume, five years of salary history and four professional references to Mirella Hernandez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by end of business day October 31, 2018. Mark subject line “Borough of Elmwood Park – Municipal Clerk Search”, Salary DOE/DOQ. The Borough of Elmwood Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Announcement from the Recycling Coordinator

Elmwood Park Shredding Event

Saturday, October 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. behind the Municipal Building- Confidential/sensitive material

No need to remove paper clips, staples or paperboard covers. For more information call the Recycling Office 201-796-1457 Ext 223.

Bergen County Utilities Authority Hazardous Waste Collection Dates


Saturday, November 17- Bergen County Utilities Authority, Foot of Empire Blvd, Moonachie


For more information call the BCUA hotline at 201-807-5825


Any questions please call Mirella Hernandez at 201-791-1457 ext 223.



Important information about your drinking water - August 2018

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) MCL Violation at the Elmwood Park Water System

Our water system recent violated a drinking water standard. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did (are doing) to correct this situation.

Community advisement from the Chief of Police regarding car burglaries

Please be advised that between April 1, 2018 until August 24, 2018, the Elmwood Park Police Department has investigated fifty-two (52) burglaries to automobiles. After review of the Investigative Reports, the burglaries are occurring across a wide area from Rosedale Avenue to Stone Avenue between the hours of 01:00 until 05:00. It should be noted that in all instances, the vehicles were left unlocked.

A Message from the Elmwood Park Fire Prevention Bureau

To help ensure the safety of all residents and property, there are fire safety codes that all must adhere to. When a new occupant moves into an apartment, private residence, or business, the property must be inspected by the Fire Prevention Bureau to ensure all fire safety codes are met.

Elmwood Park’s Interim Fire Official offers a good general reminder for all residents:
Make sure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are placed in proper areas (in hallway near bedrooms, on first floor away from kitchen, at bottom of stairs of the basement and if there is any storage in attic). Test all alarms weekly and change detectors’ batteries when you change your clocks. Location requirements can be found in the forms under “Residential Smoke-CO-Fire Extinguisher Requirements”

As winter approaches and barbecue season ends.  DO NOT store propane tanks inside the house or garage.  They should be stored and secured outside at least 5 feet away from a window, door or structure.  NEVER store them in a trunk of a car or closed van.  

The holiday season is just around the corner and many of our homes and businesses will be decorated.  Make sure that all wiring and accessories do not overload your electrical outlets.  Limit the use of extension cords.  Every electrical device must be UL listed with a label on them or don't use them.

Keep all combustible materials far away from a heat source or open flame.

Never leave lit candles unattended ... EVER!

If you have not change your smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries recently, DO IT NOW, and do it every time you change clocks.

Business owners and property managers:

Contact the Interim Fire Official at 201-796-1457 x221 for a Knox Box application, at this time you need a signed application form the fire official, but soon you will be able to order directly on line.  These boxes are mounted on the exterior of the building and contain entry keys for fire department access; they are required by local ordinance.

For additional information or concerns about fire safety, call the Interim Fire Official at 201-796-1457 x221.

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Calendar At A Glance

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Upcoming Events

22 Oct 2018
07:30PM -
Recreation Advisory Board
24 Oct 2018
07:00PM -
Homeowners Association Meeting
24 Oct 2018
07:30PM -
Board of Adjustment
07 Nov 2018
07:30PM -
Planning Board Work Mtg
08 Nov 2018
08:00PM -
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting