TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON

LATEST NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

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 CALAMARI - view here 

 • LETTER FROM CHIEF SKINNER - view here re: police procedures


 • LETTER FROM WTFD CHIEF ZITKO - view here

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GOV. MURPHY'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS - click here to view 

 • BERGEN COUNTY EXEC TEDESCO UPDATES  - view here

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

 TRAFFIC ALERT - Please be advised the county will begin milling and paving on Ridgewood Rd. between Pascack Rd. and Lafayette Ave (up to the Westwood border) on 4/20 - 4/26 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily. Expect delays and please plan an alternate route.

• NEED HELP SECURING A VACCINE APPOINTMENT? -  Please let us know, we have a crew of volunteers ready to get you that appointment! Click here for a flyer with the details!  

• HYDRANT FLUSHING: Beginning 3/29 and running through April, SUEZ Water NJ will be conducting hydrant flushing in the Township. This necessary work may cause temporary discolored water. If you experience discoloration, just run water until clear. There is no need to boil water. Please contact SUEZ directly at 800-422-5987 for any questions.

• FREE TREE SEEDLINGS will be available at the DPW building 4/24 and any leftover seedlings on 5/1 on a first come first serve basis. Click here for the flyer/form.

• GREEN TEAM NEWS - After submitting dates and projects to the State and County for our Earth Day and waterway cleanup,  the following projects were accepted and approved: May 15th for Lincoln Park and water way clean up • May 24th Clark field cleanup and flower planting 

• MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - 5/31 BEGINNING AT 10:00AM - We are looking for vehicles to drive our veterans, individually, along the parade route.  Anyone able to help may contact our Public Affairs department by clicking here

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY CEREMONY - The Township of Washington held a commemoration program this year in honor of those veterans which was graciously recorded by our own @WCTVNJ. You may view the video in its entirety by clicking here: For any Vietnam veteran in town or any deceased veteran's family member who would like a Commemorative 50th Anniversary Pin from the Department of Defense, please email Councilman Tom Sears.  See pin here:

• FREE WOOD CHIPS AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS - The wood chips will be piled at Sherry Field and available to load yourself.

• COUNCIL MEETINGS TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM AND ARE LIVE STREAMED - To view the council meeting's live stream, go to WCTVNJ'S YouTube here and click on channel "Township Council Meetings".  To participate, you may find the Zoom access link on the agenda page  - click 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

• BERGEN COUNTY AMERICAN DREAM PROGRAM?? Buying a New Home? These FREE Live Online Workshops Can Help You! Click here for more information and event registration.

• VACCINE CALL CENTER - 1-855-568-0545  The NJ Dept. of Health Vaccine Call Center provides info on how to register for the vaccine, as well as how to schedule appointments especially for those without computer or internet access. 

• NJTRANSIT Introduces VAXRIDE! The link includes a map to find vaccination sites conveniently served by NJT bus, train, and light rail routes. Click 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. 

Upcoming Events

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)


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.

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.



 

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.
 

Pets


2020 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 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