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Residents on Smull Avenue, Dogwood Place and Hickory Drive:

Water main repairs may cause service outages and discoloration of water tomorrow, Tuesday, October 20 from approximately 8:00am through 12:00 noon.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Mayor's Office Hours

Mayor Alessi will be holding virtual office hours on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 starting at 7:00pm.  Please call 973-228-6411 to set up an appointment.

Let the Halloween Celebrations Begin!

In accordance with the NJ Department of Health, trick-or-treating is permitted in the Borough of North Caldwell on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st.  To help ensure a safe Halloween for all residents, please refer to the attached flyer for guidelines and safe practices:

Residents who do NOT wish to participate in distributing candy, please keep your porch lights OFF.  Porch lights turned on will indicate trick-or-treaters are welcome.  In order to avoid crowds and large gatherings, the Borough will NOT be closing Wind Ridge Drive this year as the area typically attracts crowds not permitted during the pandemic.  It is recommended that trick-or-treaters stay in your immediate neighborhood and travel with family or small pods at appropriate social distances.  Please wear face coverings in addition to costumes and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

Halloween gatherings should be limited as follows:  Indoor gatherings must be limited to 25 people or 25% of a room's capacity – whichever number is lower – and all attendees must wear face coverings and stay six feet apart. Outdoor gatherings must practice social distancing.  Avoid large parties, close contact and shared items.

A contactless and socially-distanced trick-or-treating drive-thru event is also being offered by the Recreation Department and Municipal Alliance for children 3 years old through 6th grade on Saturday, October 31 from 12 noon to 3pm.  Nut-free candy and treats will be distributed to children in a creative and safe manner.  Families will remain in their vehicles for this event.  All participants must make a reservation.  Please register through Community Pass by Tuesday, October 27 to participate.

Stay healthy, stay safe and Happy Halloween!

Update 10/19/2020:  Three new positive cases since October 15, 2020 bring the Borough's total positive COVID count to 73 since March.  Recreational facilities are scheduled to re-open on Friday, October 23, 2020.  Please remain vigilent by adhering to the recommended health guidlines, including social distancing and wearing of cloth face coverings.  Stay safe, stay well and thank you for your cooperation.

Update 10/16/2020:  The Borough continues to monitor the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the West Essex community.  The Borough re-evaluates new information frequently throughout each day and will provide an update on Monday, October 19.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation to ensure safety in our community.

Update 10/14/2020:  As of 4:00pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, ADULT TENNIS may resume.

Posted 10/13/2020:  We have unfortunately seen a rise in positive case counts across the State of New Jersey and in our West Essex community.  As such, the Borough of North Caldwell has decided to pause all Borough recreation offerings and close all Borough recreation facilities through October 23 out of an abundance of caution and based upon recommendations from our local health department.  Recreation offerings will be re-opened in accordance with all guidance provided by the local health department.

It is important everybody continues safe hygiene practices and wear cloth face coverings when indoors or when social distancing cannot be achieved.  Please be reminded large gatherings should be avoided.  For additional information, please visit the State Health Department's website for guidelines on best practices for personal hygiene, being in public places, and social gatherings.

The Borough remains in regular contact with our local health official.  It is also important the entire community remain cooperative with the Health Department as they continue their contact-tracing efforts.  Thank you for your cooperation, which is essential in slowing down the rise in positive case counts.


Please refer to CDC guidelines for COVID-19 protocols and guidelines at:

Should you have any questions regarding COVID-19 policies or treatment, please contact the West Caldwell Health Department at 973-226-2303.


2020 NJ Voter Information Portal:

Register to Vote by October 13, 2020:  Should you wish to register to vote, change your address, or change your party affiliation, please complete and submit the New Jersey Voter Registration application ( ).  

How to Return Mail in Ballots:  by mail (postage is pre-paid), at an Essex County drop box (North Caldwell's drop box will be placed in front of Borough Hall), at the polling place on November 3 (hand it to a Board worker) or in person at the County Clerk's office.

2020 New Jersey Voter Information Portal:

How To Vote In New Jersey
What you need to know to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election...

Instructional video from Essex County Clerk, The Honorable Christopher J. Durkin:

Frequently Asked Questions - About the November 3rd, 2020 General Election

How Can I Vote By Mail?

All active registered voters in New Jersey will automatically receive their ballots in the mail, at the address where the voter is registered.

Then it’s as easy as VOTE, SIGN, SEAL, RETURN. 

1... Mail: It must be postmarked on or before November 3 and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before November 10.

2... Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place your ballot in one of your county’s secure ballot drop boxes by 8:00 p.m. on November 3.

3... Board of Elections Office: Deliver your ballot in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on November 3.

4... Polling Place: Bring your ballot to your polling place by 8:00 p.m. on election day, November 3. Remember only you, the voter, can bring your ballot to your polling place on election day.

What If I Haven’t Received My Ballot?

Every active voter registered in New Jersey should receive a ballot in the mail. If it hasn’t arrived by October 12, track your mail-in ballot status online at Vote.NJ.Gov or contact your County Clerk, listed on the County Election Officials page.  Request a second ballot: form.

Can I Vote In Person?

You may choose to vote in person at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on election day, November 3, and you will be provided a provisional paper ballot. ADA compliant voting machines will only be available to voters who certify they have a disability that prevents them from voting independently on a paper ballot.

Remember, you can return your vote by mail ballot at your designated polling place on election day. Go to Vote.NJ.Gov for your polling place, listed on the Find Your Polling Location page.

How Do I Register To Vote?

You must be registered by October 13 in order to vote. Visit Vote.NJ.Gov for online voter registration or to check your registration status.

Where Can I Get Additional Information or Help?

Visit Vote.NJ.Gov for full details, drop box and polling locations, and more answers to frequently asked questions. You may also contact your local election officials, or call the Voter Information and Assistance Line at 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837).

Drop Box PSA:

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect Public Health by Mailing Every Active Registered Voter a VBM Ballot Ahead of the General Election

Walker's Pond Restoration Starting Soon!

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As part of the Borough’s routine maintenance of its water distribution system, the North Caldwell Water Department will inspect fire hydrants and flush watermains between 7:00pm and 11:00pm from approximately September 9, 2020 through October 19, 2020.  Flushing watermains involves the systematic opening of fire hydrants and allowing them to flow for several minutes.  Residents may experience a slight discoloration of their water following flushing.  If this occurs, it is suggested that residents run their water until it clears.  The discoloration is temporary and presents no ill health effect, but may stain laundry.  Residents are therefore advised to be sure water is clear before washing clothes.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that leaves may be placed at curbside for collection in biodegradable bags for collection by the Department of Public Works.  Collection will begin on or about October 12, 2020.  Please do not place the bags in the street.  Branches and grass clippings are not accepted.

North Caldwell Resident and Eagle Scout Candidate Matt Altiero

raises awareness for NJ Sharing Network's organ donation efforts


Attention North Caldwell Optimum Customers:

The Borough is aware of service issues being experienced by our Optimum customers. The Borough has been in touch with Optimum’s Area Director of Government Affairs and they have begun investigating their infrastructure. Additionally, a VIP service team has been assigned to North Caldwell to respond to this issue. A special online form has been established for North Caldwell residents to submit their complaints to this VIP team (link below). A member of Opimum’s VIP team will be in touch with you after your submission to follow-up on your complaint. Optimum will use the data received from the community to help diagnose the problem(s) and address any needs in their infrastructure to improve their service.



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

Click to view the Midpoint Review Report.


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.


 * Annual Trash, Bulk, Recycling Schedule *

The annual flyer is available online here.

Copies are available at Borough Hall or mailed upon request

to or by phone at (973) 228-6410,

x-104 or x-121.


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.

Information regarding the Affordable Housing opportunities currently available at the Hilltop in North Caldwell

can be found at

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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