Driving and Parking Courtesy


The Mayor, Council, and Haworth Police Department would like to remind our community that courteous driving is an essential part of both safe driving and an enjoyable life as Haworth residents and neighbors. Please be mindful of your driving speed. Be mindful of pedestrians, cyclists, dog walkers and children. Adjust your speed when passing them on the roads.

For those dropping off & picking up at both HPS and near NVD, do NOT block or use private driveways. This is not only common courtesy, it is common sense. It is not ok to prioritize your needs over those of the people who live in those homes. 

This issue seems to have grown exponentially in recent years and contrary to some misconceptions, it does not correlate with student enrollment or population growth in town. The current student body at the schools is still much lower than peak numbers reached over the past few decades as is the overall number of residents living here.

Additionally, Valley Court (adjacent to Haworth School) is not a designated school parking. As it gets warmer, we encourage you to walk or bike to school. We have projects in the works for more sidewalks on the school routes and we hope you’ll take advantage of them when completed. We’ll update you on the timeline as it solidifies.


Haworth Board of Health

Rabies Clinic

The Annual Free Rabies Clinic will be held

Saturday, March 2, 2024

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Haworth Ambulance Building

271 Park Street


Pet Licenses

As a reminder, any pet license application received after February 1 will be assessed an additional fee of $5.00.

Residents may mail in your applications, leave your completed application with check and self-addressed envelope in either the purple drop box marked “Dog & Cat License Applications” located inside the back entrance of the Municipal Building or the outside mailbox marked “Borough Mail”. You can find an application on the Borough Website or click here.


Document Shredding Event

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Terrace Street Parking Lot

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There will be a truck from Confidential Shredding to shred all personal and confidential documents and papers. 

DO NOT bring hardcover books, magazines, newspapers, photographs or x-rays. There will be a camera system which allows residents to observe the shredding operation.


Haworth Recreation

The Haworth Council recently passed Ordinance 01-24, which updates the fee schedule for public usage of Borough Fields, Parks and Public Areas:

a.         Application Fee: $50 (one time annual)

b.         Facility Use Fee: $100 per hour 

c.          Soccer, baseball, softball games use fee: $175 per game (game time consisting of 2-hour 15-minute block).

d.         Haworth recreation teams: The fee for Haworth recreation teams may be waived at the sole discretion of the Haworth Recreation Commission

e.         Bathroom Facilities Fee: $75

f.          Playground/BBQ at Memorial Field/Use of Other Area Parks: $50 out of town/$25 resident

g.         Fee for block party (closure of municipal street): $50

h.         The Recreation Commission shall have the discretion to waive tees to a n organization that has provided services to recreation programs of the Borough.


Invasive Bamboo

Some bamboo species are highly invasive and if left unchecked, can leap from yard to yard through a system of underground stems. Those stems are known to spread several feet in a matter of days, in defiance of property lines, and support canes can grow as tall as 50 feet. Bamboo can grow through cracks in sidewalks, pool linings and home foundations. The stems go dormant only during periods of sustained cold temperatures.

If you have planted or inherited bamboo on your property we ask that you maintain it with the same care and responsibility that you maintain your lawn and the rest of your home.

According to the American Bamboo Society website, bamboo can be controlled if it is planted in a concrete or high-density polyethylene barrier and pruned regularly. Following are their guidelines:

Controlling the Spread of Bamboo 

If you plan to install a barrier to control the spread of running bamboos, it is important to install it properly to insure its effectiveness. We recommend for most situations a barrier of 30 inches deep. In other than very light soils, the bamboo rhizomes are usually in the top few inches of soil. However, when the rhizome encounters an obstruction, it will turn and sometimes it will go deeper. It is important to avoid loose soil or air pockets next to the barrier or the bamboo may go deeper than you want and may go under the barrier.

When filling the hole after placing the barrier, tightly compact the soil next to the barrier. Any soil amendments must be added only in the top foot or so. You mustnt encourage deep rhizome growth if you want to contain the bamboo. If the bamboo planting can be surrounded by a shallow trench 8 to 10 inches deep, this can be a cheaper and easier method to control its spread. You just need to check a couple of times in the late summer and fall to see if any rhizomes have tried to cross the trench, and cut them off. This check for spreading rhizomes is easy, but very important. It must be done each fall, whether you are using barrier or a trench.

Haworth Library

Art Show

The latest art installation at the Haworth Library, “Favorite Small Works: A Salute to Women in the Arts," runs from March 1 through April 16, with a reception to be held March 13 from 1 - 3pm.

Taking place in March which is Women's History Month, it is the perfect exhibit to help commemorate women's achievements in culture, society and history. Come be inspired!

Townwide Garage Sale

Saturday, April 27, 2024

9:00am - 3:00pm 

Please visit the library to register and pick up the Garage Sale Signs, sponsored by the Friends of Haworth Library. $30 gets you a spot on the "Garage Sale" map and advertising.


Haworth Environmental Commission

Spring Cleanup

Join us in making Haworth beautiful at our annual Spring Cleanup!

Terrace Street Parking lot

Saturday, April 27, 9:30 am

We provide all the supplies - bags, gloves, pickers - you bring the community spirit! Locations for cleanup will be given at signup.


Haworth Seniors

St. Patrick's Day luncheon

First Congregational church

March 14th, 12 Noon


Elections Demonstration for Seniors

Wednesday, April 10, 1-2pm Borough Hall

Come learn how the new machines work ahead of this year’s primary and general election!


NJ Board of Elections

The 2024 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The 2024 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024.

There are a few changes to New Jersey Vote-By-Mail for 2024.

Eligibility: All active registered voters are entitled to vote by mail.  Unaffiliated mail-in voters must declare their party affiliation with the Democratic Party or the Republican Party to vote in the June 4, 2024 Primary Election.

  • Party Affiliation:

         Voters wishing to change their party declaration must do so by Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

         Unaffiliated voters may declare their party affiliation and vote at the polls during in-person early voting or on Primary Election Day.

         Unaffiliated mail-in voters must declare their party by Tuesday, May 28, 2024 to receive a mail-in ballot by mail, or by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2024 to be issued a

          ballot in person or by authorized messenger from the County Clerk's Office. 

        Change your party using the declaration form provided by the county or online and submit it to your county Commissioner of Registration or your municipal clerk.


State of New Jersey Department of Taxation

Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases on their principal residence (main home). First-time filers or those who must reestablish a base year may print the PTR-1 application and/or instructions. The deadline for 2023 application is October 31, 2024.

For more information, please visit their website here.

New Jersey Earned Income Tax Credit (NJEITC)

Eligible New Jersey taxpayers can receive a substantial refundable credit through the State's Earned Income Tax Credit (NJEITC). Many miss out on an average of $826, in addition to federal credits. For 2023, credits reach up to $2,972 for families with three or more dependents. Requirements include NJ residency, a Social Security number, and meeting federal EITC criteria. Don't leave money on the table. File your NJ-1040 and check your eligibility at NJEITC.org. Free tax help is available for those who qualify.