All Borough Hall offices will close at 3 pm on Friday, March 1 for mandatory staff training. The Vital Statistics office will be closed from February 29 until March 18.

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For questions or support, contact:

  • Phone: 555-555-5555
  • Email: help@proudcity.co

Frequently asked questions

To change the mailing address for your tax bills, please email TaxCollector@SomervilleNJ.org.

The ORI number is required to complete the state’s Firearms application. Somerville’s ORI number is NJ0181800.

If you are recovering from Hurricane Ida and your home needs repair or you’re trying to recover from expenses due to relocation and lost household goods:

To check on the status of your tax payment

  1. Look up your account in the payment portal
  2. You will see if the account is paid or open

Learn more about how to pay your taxes

We currently do not have any open bid or RFP opportunities. Please email Kevin Sluka at KSluka@SomervilleNJ.org with any questions.

A Permit to Work with the Roadway is required for road openings associated with utility installations and maintenance and for road improvements.

There are several food banks, pantries and soup kitchens open to Somerset County residents, including these locations in Somerville:

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has a list of organizations that are looking for donations of appliances, reusable shopping bags, furniture, clothing and many other household items.

Free car seat inspections are available at the:

Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2
375 Route 206 North, Hillsborough, NJ
Open: First Saturday of each month (10 am to 1:30 pm) and third Wednesday of each month (3 pm to 6:30 pm)

Child Seat Inspection Station
Rutgers University Police Department
129 Davidson Road, Piscataway, NJ
Open: Thursdays 3 to 7 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 12 noon

New Jersey American Water began billing Somerville residents for wastewater service in October 2023. Learn more about the new billing process or call customer service at 1-800-272-1325, Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm.

 

If your garbage was not picked up on it’s scheduled day, it might be because:

  • Container weighed over 35 lbs
  • More than 4 containers were placed at the curb
  • Leaves, branches, or yard waste were in the container
  • Recyclable materials were in the container
  • It’s a holiday
  • Poor weather conditions

To report that your garbage was not picked up, submit a Public Works help ticket or call the Public Works Director at (908) 704-7195.

Garbage Pickup: View this map to find out what day of the week is your garbage collection day.

Recycling Pickup: Review the recycling schedule or download the county’s RecycleCoach app.

 

To dispose of latex paint

  • Mix equal parts kitty litter with old latex paint
  • Wait for the kitty litter to absorb the paint
  • Place the can of dried paint in the regular trash

The Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program gives residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household items that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash.

You often need a zoning permit before you can get a construction permit for your project. The zoning permit makes sure your project complies with development rules and standards.

Learn about zoning and construction permits or call the Community Development department at (908) 725-2300, ext. 1962.

 

There are 2 public swimming pools for registered Somerville residents and their guests.

Michael Lepp Pool
Address: 22 Park Avenue

Claude Walck Pool
Address: 100 Walnut Street

Learn about the pools and spray parks.

 

Call the police non-emergency line at (908) 725-0331 and press 0 to speak with a dispatcher.

Allow 5 working days for any police report to be ready. Call the Records Bureau at (908) 725-0331 prior to picking up a report at Police Headquarters or access a report online for a fee.

Call the Police non-emergency line at (908) 725-0331 and press 0 to speak with a dispatcher.

Go to the county website for information about common recyclables, including cardboard boxes, cans, glass and plastic bottles.

 

Complete the online VitalChek application to request a copy of a birth certificate online. Online requests have additional service and shipping fees.

To request a certified copy of a birth certificate from Borough Hall, submit this application and call (908) 725-2300, ext. 1980 or 1982 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about certified copies of birth certificates. 

  1. Call (908) 725-2300, ext. 1980 or 1982 to schedule an appointment.
  2. Complete the online marriage license application.
  3. Attend your appointment. Make sure to bring:
    • Proof of identify for applicants and witnesses
    • Proof of current address
    • A witness

Learn more about how to apply for a marriage license.

Pay your property taxes online using the block/lot as the identifier. A convenience fee will be applied for online payments. You may pay with cash (exact change) or check at the Tax Office in Borough Hall, Monday to Friday, until 3 pm.

Learn more about how to pay your property tax bill.

Pay your New Jersey American Water bill online or call customer service at 1-800-272-1325, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm.

 

 

 

The Somerset County Department of Health provides our health services. They are responsible for health inspections, complaints, enforcement and public health education. To report a food safety concern, email HealthDept@co.somerset.nj.us or call (908) 231-7155.

 

 

 

Call the Code Enforcement Official at 908-725-2300, ext. 1968 to report:

  • private property maintenance issues
  • construction without permits
  • concerns about zoning violations

The municipal code is available online. To view a copy of the municipal code in person at Borough Hall, please contact the Clerk’s Office.

 

Pay traffic and parking tickets online at NJMCdirect.

Online payment hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday: 4:30 am to 11:15 pm
  • Friday: 4:30 am to 10:15 pm
  • Saturday: 4:30 am to 3:15 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 11:15 pm

For more information about traffic summonses and municipal court, visit the Municipal Courts of Bridgewater Township and Somerville Borough.

You can dispute a ticket online at NJMCdirect.

If you plan to plead not guilty to a traffic summons, you must notify the Municipal Court of your intention prior to the date at the bottom of the ticket. If you have any questions, contact the Deputy Court Administrator at (908) 725-6375 or jenni.peterson@njcourts.gov.

 

 

Visit the Jobs and Careers page to see the current employment opportunities.

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