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Please join Mayor Alessi, the Borough Council and the Matarazzo Family for the dedication of "MAYOR MATARAZZO WAY" on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 11:00am. Mountain Avenue between Fox Run and Hickory Drive/Wind Ridge Drive will be dedicated to the late, former Mayor Matarazzo where he operated Matarazzo Farm for many years. Please note that Mountain Avenue will be temporarily closed for a short time for the commemoration ceremony.

PFOA Update on the North Caldwell Water System
posted November 11, 2021
Please be advised that the Borough of North Caldwell continues to work in cooperation with the Borough of Essex Fells and Passaic Valley Water Commission to assure the highest quality water is provided to all our customers.

Essex Fells continues to work with their experts to finalize the design of new treatment facilities that will remove PFOA on a long-term basis.  However, it will take time before those facilities are constructed and online.  Thus, they have taken steps to reduce the overall level of PFOA more immediately.

In September and October, five wells with higher concentrations of PFOA were removed from service by Essex Fells.  They have also adjusted the pumping schedule for the wells that remain in service, to ensure that the active water sources are blended in a way to optimally reduce the overall concentration of PFOA in the system.

Upon completion of these modifications, water samples were taken by Essex Fells on October 22nd at Pump Station #1 which is the point of entry for any water entering the North Caldwell Water System. Samples were also taken at the metering chamber where North Caldwell purchases water from Essex Fells.  The test results returned PFOA readings of 8.21 parts per trillion (ppt) and 9.45 parts per trillion (ppt), respectively.  Both results are well within the standard set by the NJDEP for PFOAs which is 14 parts per trillion (ppt). As a result, the Borough of North Caldwell will resume purchasing water from Essex Fells as the most recent test results demonstrate an instantaneous water quality that is appropriate.

However, NJ’s regulatory requirement is based on a running annual average (RAA), which averages regulatory test results over the preceding 4 quarters.  Thus, even though the water being delivered will be within the 14 ppt standard, Essex Fells' RAA for the fourth quarter of 2021 will continue to exceed the maximum for PFOA, because that fourth quarter regulatory calculation will incorporate the higher PFOA test numbers from the earlier quarters of 2021.

Please understand that this will be an ongoing process until permanent treatment facilities are up and running.  Our water utility will continue to communicate with Essex Fells during the ongoing monitoring of the system to assure PFOA levels within the 14ppt threshold until permanent treatment facilities are in place. 


The State of New Jersey passed Daniel’s Law in 2020 to “prohibit persons, State and local agencies, and businesses from posting or publishing on the Internet the home addresses or unpublished home telephone numbers of judges, or State, county or municipal prosecutors regardless of whether they are retired or in the workforce.”

If you believe your property located in North Caldwell, NJ meets the OPRA exclusions of disclosure of your home address and published phone number, please advise the Municipal Clerk, Tami Michelotti, by calling 973-228-6410, x-100 so that appropriate steps can be taken to ensure compliance with NJ A1649 “Daniel’s Law”. 

from the Mayor and Borough Council


Message from the North Caldwell Police

As the season's change and darkness fall much earlier in the evening, police are advising residents to lock their vehicles and not to leave engines running. Residents should take the following precautions:

1. Leave enough lights on to illuminate the exterior of your home and driveway areas.
2. Report suspicious activity, people, and strange cars to the Police.
3. Keep an eye on your neighbors’ property and vehicles.
4. Park vehicles inside garages when possible.
5. If you must leave cars parked in your driveway, make sure that they are locked with alarms set, and that the keys or fobs are in a secure location inside your home - Never leave your keys or fobs inside your vehicle for any reason. 
6. Do not leave the dealer supplied "Valet Keys" in your glove compartment or anywhere inside your vehicle.
7. Do not leave valuables or anything containing personal information inside vehicles.
8. Lastly, NEVER leave vehicles running for any reason while unattended. Thieves are known to drive through neighborhoods looking for vehicles left running while warming up.

Please help us help you and keep North Caldwell safe.  Again, please lock your vehicle doors and take the keys out of the vehicle at all times. 

Borough of North Caldwell
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Announcing the arrival of PICKLEBALL in North Caldwell
....on Court 6 . Pilot program membership $35.00 (individual/family/seniors).

Registration is now live for Fall 2021 memberships for this pilot program through Community Pass. Court reservations are required. A link to the reservation website will be sent upon registration and payment.  Please register at  Contact the Recreation Office with any questions at 973-228-6410, x 116.


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Notice from the North Caldwell Police Department
regarding Officer Worn Body Cameras - posted June 23, 2021

** Enroll in the Borough's New Emergency Alert System **

The Borough of North Caldwell is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or phone call (in extreme cases), based on your preferences. These services are provided by CivicReady.  Please visit the following link (Click Here) to enroll in the new emergency alert system. It is important that you enroll through this website because your current data will not be automatically imported from the previous providers.  As such, you must enroll with CivicReady to continue receiving alerts as previous providers will be discontinued.

The system is intended to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents. Emergency Alerts could be related to specific hazards that require some kind of action be taken such as evacuation, shelter in place, boil water orders, etc. Non-emergency alerts could include road closures, water main breaks or significant ongoing police or fire activity. This list is not meant to be all inclusive, and demonstrates that this system will not be used for routine information. In addition to receiving information on your wireless device, you may also receive notification on your land telephone line (if you have one) depending on the type of incident or event. 

Please provide your address and preferred method(s) of contact on the above link. Adding your address will improve your personalized messages so you do not receive alerts that do not pertain to your geographical area. 

These alerts are provided free of charge, however standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply.

If you wish to subscribe to SMS text messages only, text your zip code to 38276.  There is also a mobile app available which can be downloaded from GooglePlay, the AppStore and from the registration page provided above.

Interested in making ONLINE PAYMENTS for Property Taxes, Water and Sewer Bills?

The Borough has expanded the ability to make online payments to include Property Taxes and annual Sewer fees in addition to Water Utility payments.  Please use the "ONLINE PAYMENT" icon to the upper right corner of this home page and enter your name, address or block/lot to access your account.  (NOTE:  Sewer accounts are identified by "S" in front of the block number.  Sewer billing is posted on June 15th of each year.)  Payments may be made by credit card or ACH.  Service fees apply.

2021 Borough Trash, Bulk, Recycling Schedule

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Copies can be mailed upon request.  Contact: or (973) 228-6410, x-104.


Under the Fair Housing Act and its Third Round Judgment of Compliance and Repose, the Borough is required to post a Midpoint Review Report.

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North Caldwell & Essex Fells Shared Court will now hold Court by video (virtual Court) sessions pursuant to the Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D 2nd Omnibus Order dated Feb. 28, 2020. Regular in-person Court sessions will remain suspended until further notice.

If you have a matter that is scheduled with the Municipal Court of North Caldwell / Essex Fells or will like to view a Court session, please complete the registration form by Clicking Here. After registering you will receive an email confirmation with the instructions on how to access the Virtual Court session.

Anyone with questions or concerns about Virtual Court should contact the Court office prior to the scheduled session. Court Officials may be reached by calling 973-228-6420 or via email at 

We would like to thank you in advance for patience and understanding as we all adapt together to these new changes.


Residents may now submit Trash Collection inquiries/reports ("missed garbage collection") through our new online portal.  Please complete the


Provide the location and type of trash collection (household trash, bulk, yard debris, etc).  The request form will be directed to the Trash Collection Company as well as to Borough Hall.  You will receive a confirmation of the submission and a response to your inquiry by email.

Essex County’s 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) can be found at  

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The Code of the Borough of North Caldwell requires all Canvassers and Solicitors to honor “No Solicitor” signs posted by residents and shall immediately depart from premises so posted.  Residents may download and print a No Solicitor sign courtesy of the Borough of North Caldwell by following this link:

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