Township of Washington


•  KEEP YOUR CARS LOCKED - TAKE YOUR KEY FOBS OUT! - It is always important to remember to take precautions to stay safe.
Click here to view some tips to prevent burglaries from the WTPD. If you see something, SAY something!

 ••• REMINDER - TOWNSHIP OFFICES CLOSED - MONDAY 2/17 in observance of Presidents' Day •••

•  CENSUS 2020 - In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census.
Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.
Visit the census website
here for further information on jobs, news, how to respond and why your answers matter!

•  RECYCLING DAY CHANGE - In an effort to better service the residents of Washington Township our curbside recycling hauler has requested a new pick-up day.  To minimize weekend activity conducted by Buldo in the Township they have requested that Wednesday become our new recycling pick-up day. This change will become effective on March 4, 2020 starting with the Northeast Zone, followed by Northwest and South Zone on March 11, 2020. 

•  ATTENTION TOWNSHIP COMMUTERS! - There is a great new bus service in town called Hip currently utilizing the bus stop on Washington Ave. across the street from Seasons.  Visit their website here, just open the Hip app to view bus schedules, book your commute into NYC, and reserve a seat. From there, you can track your bus in real-time, view accurate ETAs and never end up waiting around or missing your bus. Follow them on Instagram here for the latest updates!

•  2020 DOG / CAT LICENSE REGISTRATION FORM  Reminder - All dog / cat licenses due 1/31/2020 
*Additional $5 LATE FEE begins 2/1/20 and Additional $25 LATE FEE begins 3/1/20.

County Rabies Vaccination Dates -  2/20, 3/05, & 3/19 Visit here for more info and pre-registration

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

• CORONAVIRUS - For information and updates on the virus, please visit the Health Dept. page  

• BASEBALL / SOFTBALL REGISTRATION - 2020 Township Baseball and Softball registration is now open online  Visit here to register.  
*Registration after Feb 15th, will be assessed a $25 late fee per family.
• TOWN HALL HOURS -  Please refer to each deptartment's webpage for their hours.

SNOW REMINDERS - parking restrictions / shoveling sidewalks / digging out hydrants and checking on your elderly neighbors 

If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact the website administrator at: or call 201-664-4404. 

Alerts & Notifications

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)

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.

Applications / Forms / SignUps

FORMS / SIGN UP   For resident's convenience, this page contains all the most requested forms, permits, applications and sign up options including our No Knock List registration and our E-mail Notice sign up.  

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



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

2020 Township of Washington Calendar  PDF File - click here

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


•  2020 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
•  2020 Recycling Regional Event Dates for Bergen County Residents 

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 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

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.

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

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

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.

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

DMF / Recycling

DMF / RECYCLINGOur Department of Municipal Facilities 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 OnlineVisit the Tax / Finance page for office hours if you are planning on paying your tax bill in person at the assecors office.  You may also pay and review your property taxes online by clicking the button below.


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.

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