Borough of Northvale Northvale, New Jersey 116 Paris Avenue, Northvale, New Jersey Ph 201-767-3330 Fax 201-767-9631
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Office Hours

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

2020 Northvale
Mayor & Council

Patrick Marana – Mayor

Tom Argiro

Lou DeLisio

Joseph McGuire

Ken Shepard

Ed Devlin

Peter Sotiropoulos — Council President

For any communications with the Mayor and Council, please e-mail the Borough Clerk at or call 201-767-3330 extension 219

Mayor and Council Meetings
Mayor and Council meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month and take place at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of the municipal center, 116 Paris Avenue, Northvale, New Jersey 07647. All members of the public are welcome.

Borough Code
Borough Code now on internet, to access click on link below

Election Information

Vote by Mail ballots were mailed to all registered voters on September 28th. If you did not receive your Vote by Mail ballot, please call the Election Division at 201-336-7020. You can complete and return your ballot by MAIL in the postage-paid envelope provided. You can bring your completed ballot and drop it in the secure drop box located in front of the Old Tappan Borough Hall, 227 Old Tappan Road. If you prefer, you can drop off your Vote by Mail ballot at the polling place within your district OR if you did not receive a ballot and you are registered to vote, you will be able to complete a paper provisional ballot at your polling location. A paper provisional ballot is similar to a Vote By Mail ballot except it must be verified after the election and is counted only after all of the mail-in ballots are counted.

The voting machines are limited to those with disabilities ONLY.

All Northvale poll locations, the Firehouse and McGuire Senior Center, will be open from 6 am until 8 pm on Election Day, November 3rd.


Regional Community Mobile COVID-19 Testing

Please see the document below for details.


General Election InformationGuide

Please see the document below for details.

PDF 2020_General_Election_Info_Guide.pdf (1.3 Mb)

NJDOT Traffic Advisory – Clinton Avenue Railroad Crossing Repairs

Clinton Avenue to be closed for railroad crossing repairs beginning this weekend in Northvale, Bergen County.

Necessary safety work will require detours

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require an eleven-day closure and detour of Clinton Avenue in Northvale, Bergen County. This work was originally scheduled to begin on Saturday, September 26.

Beginning at 7 a.m., Saturday, October 10, until 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, Clinton Avenue is scheduled to be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing between Briarwood Lane and Tappan Road. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches for a safer and smoother railroad crossing. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses.

Traffic detours will be coordinated with the local police. The road will be reopened if work is completed earlier than planned.

This federally-funded project is included within NJDOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program, which repairs, upgrades, or removes approximately 30 crossings each year, statewide.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.

Helpful Voting Information for Bergen County Residents

Hackensack – The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders have put together a video, which provides helpful voting information to Bergen County residents. This year - with few exceptions - Bergen County residents will be voting exclusively by mail. Working in conjunction with local election officials, the Freeholders compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions surrounding voting by mail. It is the goal of the Freeholders to increase turnout for the November election. It is their belief that regardless of which candidates residents choose, our Democracy is best served when we have an active and engaged electorate.

Voter Registration Deadline for General Election

Please see the document below for details.

PDF Press_Release _Gen_2020_deadline-updated (72 kb)

Borough Hall Reopening

Borough Hall will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, September 1st at 8:30 a.m. All residents entering the building must wear a face mask. Signage and hand sanitizing dispensers will be at each window. Social distancing must be maintained at all times. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms is asked to not enter the building and to conduct their business via phone and email. Thank you.

Playgrounds Reopening 08/26/2020

Please see the document below for details.

PDF Playgrounds_Reopening_08262020 (113 kb)

Residents Who Lost Food or Medications as a Result of the Power Outage Caused by Isaias

Residents who lost food or medications as a result of the power outage caused by Isaias can file a reimbursement request. Please see the link to the form below.

Orange & Rockland


An Important COVID-19 Message from the Northern Valley Mayors

Please see the document below for details.

PDF Northern_Valley_Mayors_Letter-Covd-19_07-20-20.pdf (91 kb)

Thank You Inserra Supermarkets

We would like to thank Inserra Supermarkets, Inc. for their very generous pledge to the Norwood Food Pantry. In this time of increasing local food insecurity, the company will contribute $1,000 worth of products to the pantry. On May 2 and thanks to the Northvale DPW, products with a value of $500 were picked up at the Northvale ShopRite and delivered to the new pantry drop off point at the Northvale American Legion.

The corporate and Northvale ShopRite staffs did a great job of matching the products contributed with the current needs of the pantry. Again, we thank Mr. Larry Inserra for making this happen.

The Norwood Food Pantry serves the needs of all Northern Valley towns.

Norwood Food Pantry—Northvale Drop Off Point

Not surprisingly, the Norwood Food Pantry has been seeing increased traffic and they have requested a drop off point in Northvale. Starting on Monday, April 20, the drop off site will be the “Party Room” entrance (left hand side, rear of the building) of the American Legion building. The Legion is located at 190 Paris Avenue. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the back door will be unlocked before 9:00 a.m. and will be locked at 4:00 p.m.

The Pantry only collects and distributes non-perishables. The most needed items at this time include:

Coffee, Juice, Cereal, Parmalat Milk, Tomato sauce, Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Mustard, Sugar, Napkins, Tissues, Toilet paper, Paper towels, Pancake Complete Mix, Pancake Syrup and Oatmeal.

Let’s support the pantry to the best of our abilities.

Please direct questions to:
201 767-3330, Extension 213

COVID-19: Facts and Stopping the Spread

Please see the document below for details.

PDF Covid-19_facts.pdf (63 kb)
PDF Stop_the_spread.pdf (88 kb)

Testing Information


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Please see the link below for news and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Access the latest Information form the CDC now.

2020 Recycling Calendar

A helpful tool with all the dates for recycling pick-up and grass barrel pick-up, as well as other important dates.

PDF 2020_Recycling_Calendar (55 kb)

Thanks to Northvale Police, Security Barron Ranks Northvale as the 7th Safest Municipality in NJ.

New Jersey’s 50 Safest Cities 2019

S&P Global's Ratings Report of 2019 Northvale Bond Issue

Please see flyer below for more information.

PDF RatingsDirect_SummaryNorthvaleNewJerseyGeneralObligation_42735829_Oct-17-2019.pdf (321 kb)

Borough Financial Documents

Below are links to PDFs of Northvale's Financial Documents.

Municipal Budgets

PDF 2015_Budget.pdf (4.51mb)
PDF 2016_Budget.pdf (4.39mb)
PDF 2017_Budget.pdf (4.43mb)
PDF 2018_Adopted_Budget.pdf (28.19mb)
PDF 2019_Adopted_Budget (4.0 mb)

PDF 2020_Adopted_Budget (6.0 mb)

Annual Debt Statements

PDF ADS_2015.pdf (3.50mb)
PDF ADS_2016.pdf (167kb)
PDF ADS_2017.pdf (76kb)
PDF ADS_2018.pdf (123kb)

Annual Financial Statements

PDF AFS_2015.pdf (3.75mb)
PDF AFS_2016.pdf (4.67mb)
PDF AFS_2017.pdf (259kb)
PDF AFS_2018.pdf (346kb)


PDF Audit_2015.pdf (5.33mb)
PDF Audit_2016.pdf (2.91mb)
PDF Audit_2017.pdf (2.31mb)

PDF Audit_2018.pdf (4.9mb)

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Upcoming Events

Sat, Oct 3—Shredding Event. Borough Hall Parking Lot 9:00 – 1:00. Face Masks & Social Distancing will be required.

Tues, Oct 6—Free Rabies Clinic. DPW Garage – 195 Paris Avenue 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Dog on Leash, Cat in Carrier. Face Masks & Social Distancing will be required.

Thurs, Oct 8—Flu Clinic. McGuire Senior Center 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Face Masks & Social Distancing will be required.