WELCOME TO

THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON

BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY



 

COVID-19 RESOURCES, TESTING & VACCINE INFOCLOSURES & CANCELLATIONS DUE TO COVID-19

STIGMA FREE / MENTAL HEALTH     TOWNSHIP COVID-19 TASK FORCE



 •  NORTHWEST BERGEN REG HEALTH COMM.  - view here

 • GOV MURPHY'S LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS - view here

  • LATEST MESSAGE FROM MAYOR CALAMARIview here 

  BERGEN COUNTY EXEC TEDESCO UPDATES  - view here

 

NEWS & ALERTS

• BC MENTAL HEALTH & Community Support Resources Accessible During Covid-19

• STATE OF EMERGENCY ISSUED / STORM ADVISORY / POWER OUTAGES - Visit the PSE&G OUTAGE CENTER for outage information by clicking here. REPORT outages to PSE&G here  Storm Safety Info - click here 

WTPD OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE - Please click here for the official press release from the Township of Washington Police Department regarding the tragic incident that took place in the early morning hours of 10/24/21. 

• LEAF COLLECTION BEGINS NOVEMBER 1ST WITH ZONE 1 - Visit the DPW page for details here. Please note the DPW will be CLOSED on Tuesdays for Debris Drop Off until further notice due to leaf pick up beginning. *Still open on Saturdays.

WASHINGTON PASCACK INTERSECTION SET TO START SPRING 2022! Click here for the letter from the County with the good news! 

MAYOR & COUNCIL DEBATE -  The debate between the Republican and Independent Town Council candidates slates will be broadcast beginning Wednesday Oct. 13 every two hours starting at 8 a.m. and going through to 10 p.m.WCTV airs on FiOS Channel 24 and Optimum Channel 77 in Westwood and WT and it will also be archived on WCTVNJ's YouTube channel. 

• PROPERTY TAX BILLS for the remaining quarters in the 2021 billing cycle (Q4 - due November, 1st, Q1 - due February, 1st, Q2 - due May,1st) were mailed October 2nd. Please visit the Tax Department webpage for any updates. Pay your taxes online here.

HOMESTEAD BENEFIT filing information was recently mailed from the State directly to eligible residents.  If you requested the State email your information, you will receive it electronically. For further information visit the Tax Department page here.

• HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN THE TOWNSHIP - Visit here for a list of all the events planned for residents this Halloween! 

WTPD ANNOUNCES FRONTLINE - offering residents the ability to request overnight parking, vacation watch & pet mngmt online. Visit here for further info.

 PSE&G OFFERS CUSTOMERS RESOURCES & OPTIONS TO GET CAUGHT UP ON BILLSvisit here to learn more

  BE A POLL WORKER - NEW PAY INCREASE FOR POLL WORKERS - SIGN UP TODAY - click here

 3 WAYS TO VOTE IN THE 2021 GENERAL ELECTION - Click here for all the details. 

 FREE RABIES CLINIC - 11/6/2021 -900 AM - 10:30 AM - click here for more info.
 
• FLU SHOT CLINIC - 11/10/21 - Click here for more info and flyer - MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Please call NWBRHC at 201-445-7217 to register.

• FEMA / HURRICANE IDA Information and links for assistance - visit here

EZ-RIDE GRANT (State program for bike route) - Help us get it! Find out more & take the Survey by clicking here

SENIOR BUS & EXERCISE CLASSES ARE BACK!- The Senior Bus is available for residents to be dropped off at Shop Rite on Mondays. We will begin picking up residents at 10 a.m. for 11:00 a.m. drop off at the store.  Anyone needing a ride, should call the DPW office, 201-664-3268. Check the online calendar for all dates and times of exercise classes..

• VACCINES AVAILABLE (Including 3rd Dose)! - Everyone 12 or older who lives, works, or studies in NJ is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here for appointments, walk up locations and further help. We encourage all Bergen County residents to visit www.bergencovidvaccine.com; for those who require assistance with scheduling, please call 201-967-4070 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. 

 COUNCIL MTG LIVE STREAM - To view the live stream, go to WCTVNJ here

2021 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM - Click here


• DROP BOX - a drop box is outside of Town Hall for depositing all incoming mail, tax payments, fees & corrspondence. *No cash should be placed in the mailbox and all payments must be in a sealed envelope, addressed to the proper department and identified by address or block & lot. Pay taxes online here

• SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL EATERIES - Visit here for a list of local establishments open and serving our community.


• COOLING / WARMING CENTER  - open during extreme temperatures from 12:00PM - 7:00PM in the Senior Center. Before entering, please stop at the Police Desk to sign in.
 

If you have trouble accessing info contained within this site, contact the website admin here: or call 201-664-4404. 

SWIFT 911 ALERT SIGN UP


CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE Swift911™ is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of 'Township of Washington' or 'Washington Township Police Department'. A confirmation email will be sent. (remember check your spam/junk email folder if you do not see it)


KEEP INFORMED BOTH AT HOME AND ON THE GO
Public Safety AlertsEmergency Notices and Instructions Important Local Notices

HOW WILL I RECEIVE THESE ALERTS?  Alerts or notifications from the Township will be sent by one or more of the following methods:
A voice call to your home and / or mobile #'s
A text message to your mobile phone
An email to one or move addresses
Residents using the Swift911™Publicmobile app will receive pushnotifications.

You can subscribe (or unsubscribe) to specific alert types and your information is always kept private and confidential. If you are not receiving these calls, CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our lists.

• SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER BY TEXT! - sign up for our non emergency email notices and reminders by texting the word TOWNSHIP to 22828 and entering your email address.

 

Applications / Forms / Permits



FORMS / APPLICATIONS / LICENSES  For resident's convenience, this page contains all the most requested forms, permits, and applications. 



 

Calendar


 VIEW ONLINE CALENDAR Our full online calendar is availble for viewing and printing.

2021 Township of Washington Calendar  PDF File - CLICK HERE

(Hard copy to be mailed to each residence the end of January / beginning of February.)

COUNTY & STATE NEWS

•  2021 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates 
•  2021 Recycling Regional Event Dates for BC Residents 

ALL UPCOMING BERGEN COUNTY EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES!
Check out all the upcoming events and opportunities sponsored by the county.  Click here for an events listing with posters and click here for a regular calendar view of all the county has to offer. 


BC BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PODCAST - CLICK HERE

BC BOARD OF ELECTIONS NOTICE - POLL WORKERS NEEDED! Make $200 A Day - Visit here for details

NJ PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS - Senior Freeze & Homestead 

FRAUD ALERT: Genetic Testing Scam - Medicare Fraud

NJDEP WEEKLY UPDATE - Click here for latest news releases

SUEZ LETTER ADDRESSING WATER QUALITY 
Want to know if you have a lead service water line? Click here
What should SUEZ customers know about lead in drinking water in Bergen & Hudson counties? Click here for facts & faq

WOMEN VETERANS: Receive care through all stages of your life - click here for detailed information.

VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFERS ASSISTED LIVING & HEALTH CARE
Many Veterans may be eligible for VA health care. Enrollment in VA health care satisfies your Affordable Care Act health coverage requirement—no add-on insurance plan is needed. VA encourages you to explore your health care benefits, including preventive, primary, and specialty care; prescriptions; mental health care; home health care; geriatrics and extended care; medical equipment and prosthetics; and more.  Click here for enrollment information

BERGEN COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Can't afford needed home improvements?  It's time to GET HIP!  Click the flyer to the right for further details or Call 201-336-7210 or email GetHIP@co.bergen.nj.us


NJ STARS COLLEGE TUITION PROGRAM
The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program is an initiative created by the State of New Jersey that provides New Jersey's highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county college. Click here for further information.

VETERAN SERVICES - NJ CAREER CONNECTIONS
If you are a Veteran looking for work, collecting Unemployment or your Unemployment has recently ended, you may qualify for the:Employer Partnership Grant On-The-Job Training Program.
For more info, come to our Re-employment Opportunities (R/O) in person.
 ***** Monday & Thursday ***** 8:45AM or 12 :45PM *****
All sessions start promptly  No appointment Necessary

DPW / Recycling


DMF / RECYCLINGOur Department of Public Works page has the answers to all your questions regarding:
  • Household garbage pick up options
  • Recycling pick up
  • Grass / garden debris pick up 
  • Leaf pick up 
  • Household (bulk) debris pick up
  • Shredding & e-recycling events 
  • BCUA Hazardous Waste collection dates
  • Household Appliance pick up
  • Purchasing an ecology permit (dmf sticker) to bring items to the town dump

 

Online Tax Payment


Pay Property Taxes Online HERE Visit the Tax / Finance page for office hours and the latest message from the Tax Collector regarding additional payment options. As a reminder, Town Hall remains closed to the publc due to COVID-19 and at this time, you may not pay your taxes in person.
 

NO-KNOCK REGISTRY SIGN UP

SIGN-UP OPPORTUNITIES

NO-KNOCK Sign-Up - Register Here
Residents may register online to be placed on a No-Knock List, pursuant to Ordinance 17-19. By submitting this form, you are indicating you wish to have your address added to the Twp. of Washington's No Knock List of addresses that door-to-door vendors may not visit. Please click here to register online. Please note, cable providers Optimum and Verizon are exempt, If you are/or were a customer within the past two years, they are considered to be performing customer service. 

Pets


2021 DOG / CAT LICENSE REGISTRATION FORM  - All dog / cat licenses were due 1/31/2021 
*ADDITIONAL $25 LATE FEE begins 3/1/21.  Letters are going out from Tyco mid March followed by summonses in April if still not paid.

PET LICENSING
Local Ordinance requires that dogs and cats 7 months or older must be licensed. All pet licenses expire on January 31 of each year. Licenses renewed after January 31 are subject to an $5.00 late fee, licenses renewed after March 1 are subject to a $25.00 late fee. Rabies vaccine must be valid to November 1 of each license year. (Cats are not subject to a fine).
If you are mailing in your license form, you must include a copy of the rabies vaccine certificate along with a copy of the spayed/neuter information. Please make all checks payable to the "Township of Washington" and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for your license to be sent. Dogs are not permitted to run at large. Owners may be subject to fine.  All forms can be found under Health Dept. Forms on this page (upper right).  

ANIMAL CONTROL  INFORMATION (TYCO), click here
                                                           
RABIES CLINIC-2021
Our FREE Annual Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at the DMF building located at 350 Washington Avenue from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.
 

Teterboro Animal Shelter:  Please bring all records from your vet to show proof of shots received before updated shots are administered.  Free rabies 3:30-6:30, any other (paid) shots, i.e. distemper, etc. will require a fee up until 5:30 Only FREE rabies between 5:30-6:30 Visit web site here for forms to be completed, suggested not required.

Recreation / COMMUNITY PASS

COMMUNITY PASSThe Recreation Department offers online registration for all our programs. You may register and pay for your children's activities through a website called Community Pass.  Please visit the Recreation Department's page for more information regarding the programs offered both through the township and outside the township and their fees or click the Community Pass button above for direct access to sign up now and create an account for your family.  This is a one time set up, so each time from here on out all you need to do is select the programs you want and submit your payment.

#TOWNSHIP STRONG


Stay Strong, Support one another, practice Social Distancing and together we can get through anything.

Join the movement, support our community's public affairs initiative, and print your own sign to hang up for all to see! 

Click here for your own flyer. #TOWNSHIPSTRONG

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