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


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.

Message from the Tax Assessor's Office

 Property inspections will begin regarding any home in which a building permit has been taken out in 2017 and 2018. This inspection process also applies to any permits that were taken out in 2016 that have not yet been inspected.
Information regarding the inspector is on file with the Police Department, Tax Assessor and Borough Clerk's Office.
To confirm if an inspector is in fact working on behalf of the Borough, call any of the following numbers with the name of the inspector from his ID, and we will be happy to confirm.
Police Department 201-796-0700 ext 116
Tax Assessor 201-796-1457 ext. 220
Borough Clerk 201-796-1457 ext. 600

Update of Road Construction Market St and Mola Boulevard:

Message from the Elmwood Park Police Department

Weather permitting, starting either Thursday June 28th or Friday June 29th the contractor will be detouring all Market Street westbound traffic onto Mola Boulevard northbound, the detour will continue westbound on Van Riper Ave where thru traffic will be able to continue onto Market St.


Market St eastbound traffic will continue eastbound on Market St but will be shifted into the westbound lanes.


Local Market St. traffic will be able to access all of the Market St. businesses by using Pine St, Beech St, Church St, and Chestnut St.


The detour will be in place only during the contractors work hours and the duration is estimated to take approximately 5 or 6 days.

Road Construction

Please be advised that starting Monday, June 25, 2018, the County of Bergen will begin their project to widen the intersection of Market Street and Mola Boulevard.
The project is estimated to take approximately 5 months.
Please plan accordingly.
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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