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 

• SENIOR BUS BACK IN SERVICE - The Senior Bus is once again 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. 

• TOWN HALL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Check each department's web page for their hours. 

• NOTICE TO ALL SUEZ CUSTOMERS - Beginning in August, SUEZ will be performing maintenance on our mains and flushing hydrants in Washington Township. Please call customer service representatives at 800-422-5987 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this work.

• COOLING CENTER NOW OPEN - from 12:00PM - 7:00PM in the Senior Center. Before entering, please stop at the Police Desk to sign in.

• TAX NOTICE:  Estimated Property Tax Bills were mailed on 6/24/21 for the 3rd Qtr. / August. The due date is 8/1 with a grace period through 8/10. The Tax Dept. will be open until 6:00pm the last day of the grace period. A separate bill will arrive in late Sept. / early Oct. for the remaining quarters - 4th Qtr. / Nov, 1st Qtr / Feb & 2nd Qtr /May.

• SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS UNDER THE STARS AT MEMORIAL FIELD! - 8/6, & 8/27 -Grab the kids, grab the blankets and join us for a FREE Friday night movies. Click here for details. *Bathrooms will be open in the fieldhouse.

• SUMMER CONCERT NIGHT - 8/13 AT MEMORIAL FIELD - Back by popular demand come out and see the BStreet Band Friday night August 13th! Tell your friends and click here for details

• BERGEN COUNTY BITES BACK AGAINST MOSQUITOS! The Bergen County Mosquito Control Division provides for the safety of the community by controlling the population of mosquitos in Bergen County. Check out the Home Mosquito Habitat Checklist, the Truck Spray Schedule & the Helicopter Treatment Schedule plus other great information on how to reduce the mosquito population by visiting here

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VACCINES AVAILABLE! - 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. 

 KIDDE RECALLS TruSense Smoke & Combo Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire - click here for further info.

• EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - The County will soon launch an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to provide financial relief for BC residents unable to meet their rental obligation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The application portal will be open to all eligible tenants via www.BergenCountyCARES.org, beginning 6/14/21 will remain open thru 7/23/21 and is based on available funding.

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

• 2021 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM - Click here

• PAPER SHREDDING & E-RECYCLING EVENT - Saturday, 10/09 - 9:00am -1:00pm at the Bethany Community Center - 605 Pascack Rd. Bring your papers / documents to be shredded.  NO plastic bags, books, binder clips or 3-ring binders. Electronics included are: VHS / DVD players etc. Computers, Printers, Scanners, Monitors, TV's


• NOISE ORDINANCES - As the weather becomes nicer and we spend more time outside, please be considerate of your neighbors. To view township code pertaining to all noise, please visit 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.

• 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 
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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