Sunday, July 14: Main Street will be closed from Grove Street to Doughty Avenue, from 7 am to 7 pm, for the Somer[Ville] Market.  


Together, we're one Somerville, NJ.

Things to do

Sign up for basketball, pickleball, soccer, and more.

Explore shops, restaurants, and find family friendly events.

Explore books, story times, digital learning programs, and more.

Enjoy an interactive walk through 160 years of Somerville firefighting history.

Somerville history

historical buildingSomerville was settled in colonial times primarily by the Dutch who purchased land from the English proprietors of the colony. The early village grew up around a church, courthouse and a tavern built at a crossroads shortly after the American Revolution.

Somerville was originally a sparsely populated farming community, but rapidly grew after the completion of the railroad in the 1840s and development of water power along the Raritan River in the 1850s.

Learn more about Somerville's history and historic properties



Pay parking tickets, find parking lots, get residential permits, and more.

Sidewalk improvements

If you own a residential property, you can repair or install sidewalks at bulk rates.

Street sweeping

Find your street on the street sweeping map to see what day your street is swept.

Building and zoning permits

Apply for permits for your construction project or repairs.

Block party permits

Apply for a permit to use your street for a neighborhood block party.

Pet licenses

Get or renew your dog or cat license.


Fire safety permits

Apply for a permit for a commercial kitchen, cooking at a public event, or other activities.

Sidewalk cafe permit

Apply for a permit for outdoor dining on the sidewalk outside of your business.

Redevelopment areas

Learn about our 5 redevelopment areas and their business incentives.

Report recycling tonnage

Businesses need to report recycling materials collected every year.

Event emergency plans

If you are hosting a special event, you need to submit an emergency action plan.

Fire inspections

Register your business for annual fire inspections.

Didn't find what you're looking for? Explore more services and our departments.

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