Email Created to Report Concerns

The Borough has set up a new e-mail address in order for residents to report concerns they may have within the Borough. Elmwood Park residents should send concerns to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to report potholes, curbside branches, litter in public areas, etc. You will be added to a list for the appropriate department to have your concerns addressed.

Tax Sale on March 27, 2018

The Elmwood Park tax sale is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in the All-Purpose Room on the first floor of the Municipal Building. Below see the copy of the ad that has been published in the Bergen Record listing the properties that are included in the sale at the time of publication. Some properties will be removed as owners may pay the past due taxes.

Originally published on February 27, 2018, the ad will be run on the next three (3) consecutive Tuesdays. Persons interested in bidding at the sale need to contact the Elmwood Park Tax Collector via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain details regarding procedures and registration materials. Bidders MUST be registered by noon on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Borough Professionals

Borough ProfessionalsBorough Attorney:
Salvatore A. Ingraffia

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Borough Engineer:
Alaimo Group

2 Market Steet

Paterson, NJ 07501


Borough Auditor:

Ferraioli, Wielkotz, Cerullo & Cuva

Steven Wielkotz

401 Wanaque Avenue

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442


Bergen County Parks Department Park System Master Planning Process

Bergen County Parks Department initiated a master planning process for the Bergen County Park System. Below is a link that will direct you to the County's website. At the website you can take an online survery and view upcoming Master Planning Public Meeting dates.

However, whether or not you are able to attend any of the meetings, please take the online survey so you can be heard regarding the County Parks. 

New Speed Limit on East 54th Street


At the September 21, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council, Ordinance #17-29 was adopted.


This ordinance reduces the speed limit on

East 54th Street to 25 m.p.h.


As of today, all signage on the entire length of East 54th Street has been updated to reflect the new speed limit.




Elmwood Park Police Department participates in "Project Medicine Drop" initiative

The Elmwood Park Police Department has joined the New Jersey Attorney General's "Project Medicine Drop" initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box at police headquarters.

Important information about your drinking water (8/28/17)

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) MCL have returned to compliance in the Elmwood Park Water System

This communication is a follow-up to our previous notification regarding elevated levels of TTHMs in the Elmwood Park system.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results from June 2017 show that our system was in compliance with the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TTHMs. The standard for TTHM is 80 ug/L. It is determined by averaging all samples collected from each location for the last 12 months also known as the Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA). The LRAA at the DPW Garage on Slater Drive, (where the previous exceedence occurred) for June was 73 ug/L well below the MCL.

What should I do?

  • There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours.

What does this mean?

This is not an emergency. If it had been an emergency, you would have been notified within 24 hours.

TTHM are four volatile organic chemicals which form when disinfectants react with natural organic matter in the water. The EPA has established conservative national testing standards and schedules that are intended to protect the public and to provide water utilities with sufficient data to respond to variations in water quality and to keep the public informed.

[*People who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have increased risk of getting cancer.]

What is being done?

Additional hydrant flushing of the water system is being conducted by the DPW to reduce TTHM concentrations.

For more information please contact Robert De Block at 973-998-9100 at De Block Environmental Services, LLC, PO Box 675 Woodland Park, NJ 07424.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by the Elmwood Park Water System, PWSID# NJ0211001

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Board of Health Meeting