Branch Pick-up:  The DPW is continuing with large branch clean-up.  Please leave large branches in an orderly fashion curbside for chipping.  Make sure your landscapers are not leaving anything behind.  Anything cut down or handled by contractors must be removed by the contractor.  The DPW will not pick up any grass clippings, leaves or debris left behind by a landscaper.

Due to Tropical Storm Isaias the regular routes are still postponed.  Once everything has been cleared up branch pick-up will go back to being on-going -1st & 3rd weeks for the West side and 2nd & 4th weeks for the East side.

Seasonal Employment:  The DPW is need of a few good seasonal employees.  Please complete the employment application.  Email to or fax 201-664-3254 or drop off at the Borough Hall.

Sewer Department:  PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING OTHER THAN TOILET PAPER. Flushing any other material (wipes, paper towels, etc.) causes clogging of sewer pumps. The flow has been at an all time high with everyone being home and washing hands and laundry. We cannot afford to lose a pump because of foreign debris entering the pump station. Losing a pump now would most likely result in multiple homes backing up with sewage.


Borough Hall hours are 8:30am-4:00pm.  Masks are required.

In an effort to keep our Borough Hall employees safe so they can continue to keep this town running smoothly we ask you to limit the visits to the Borough.  Click here to see how you can Save the Trip to the Borough Hall.


 About the Virus:

  To access the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Site, please click on this link.
  Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about COVID-19
 More information: 
Coronavirus FactsWhat You Need to Know About CoronavirusStop the Spread of Germs; Wash Your Hands

Mental Health Resources:

  COVID-19 Crisis Resourse Guide click here.

Testing Information:

  Testing Center Information for Bergen County Residents click here

Updates and Restrictions:

  Emergency Rental Assistance Program for temporary assistance to selected low and moderate income households click here

  Travel Advisory Update click here

  Resuming Business Toolkit click here

  Information on the NJ Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program click here.

  FREE Drive-Thru Produce Distribution click here

  Mayor's Messages:   7-9-20

Parks and Recreation:

  After careful consideration of current state regulations and per the guidance of our risk manager, we have decided to keep our playgrounds closed.
  Borough fields are open for the passive use of our residents and families.
  We strongly recommends all residents properly clean any park equipment before and after use.
  All public restrooms will remain closed until further notice.
  Please use good judgment and adhere to all current CDC guidelines.
   * Stay home if sick
   * Practice social distancing
   * Wear face-covering unless age or health concerns indicate otherwise
  Recreational sports leagues are still canceled.

Eateries in Old Tappan:

Baviello's Deli

BBQ Chicken

Butterworth Bagels
201-347-1639 (Txt)

Dairy Queen
DeWolf Inn
Hoshitori Japanese
Stokes Farm
Vicolo Ristorante









Governor Murphy announced that the 2020 November General Election in New Jersey will employ primarily a vote-by-mail balloting system.
Click here for more info.

To view Old Tappan’s Mid Point Monitoring report as required by the Borough’s settlement agreement and Fair Housing Act click here

Please check the Borough Calendar for updates.

Starting March 12th, New Jersey residents, and residents throughout the nation, received invitations from the U.S. Census Bureau to complete 10 census questions online. Click this link to respond   What you need to know    Counting Everyone is important

Congratulations to our OTEC 2020 Photo Contest Winners.  For winners and their pictures click here.

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