The Glen Ridge Municipal Building is located at:
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Glen Ridge New Jersey
Take Garden State Parkway South to Exit 148/Bloomfield Avenue onto Spruce Street - go 0.2 mi Turn right onto Mongomery Street - go 0.1 mi Bear right onto Franklin Street Bear left onto Washington Street - go 0.1 mi Bear right onto Bloomfield Avenue - go 0.7 mi Arrive at Glen Ridge Municipal Building on the rightDirections From The South:
Take Garden State Parkway North to Exit 148/Bloomfield Avenue onto J.F. Kennedy Drive North - go 0.7 miles Make a U-Turn onto J.F. Kennedy Drive South - go 0.1 miles Turn right onto Bloomfield Avenue - go 0.9 miles Arrive at Glen Ridge Municipal Building on the right
The Service Request Center (SRC) is an interactive part of the Borough website which allows residents to report concerns to any Glen Ridge department.
Included in the SRC is a Knowledge Base of frequently asked questions that may provide an answer to your question even before you ask it.
Regulations Governing Garage Sales:
1. The term "Garage Sale" includes all advertised sales, such as Garage Sales, Attic Sales, Rummage Sales, Flea Markets or any sale of personal property.
2. The Occupant (meaning owner or renter) must obtain a Garage Sale permit from the Township Clerk for a fee of $2.00.
3. Only one permit per year may be issued to any address. A permit is valid for only two (2) consecutive days and must be displayed on the premises during the sale.
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a. The name of the person or group conducting the sale
b. The name of the owner or renter of the property where the sale will be held
c. The number of days the sale will be held (not more than 2)
5. The person(s) conducting the sale are responsible for keeping order on the premises of the sale. No loud or boisterous conduct or traffic snarls are permitted.
The police and fire laws must be obeyed and inspections by the Police and Fire Departments may be made at their discretion.
6. Hours of the sale must be between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
7. No signs advertising the sale may be posted on any place other than the premises where the sale is to be held. The sign may not be larger than two (2) feet by two (2) feet in size and may not be displayed on the premises earlier than one week before the sale and must be removed within twenty four (24) hours after the sale. Sales may be conducted only in the house, garage or rear yard.
8. The Police Department will notify the Building Inspector of any violation of this ordinance and the Building Inspector will investigate and may prosecute a complaint before the Municipal Court for any violations.
9. Persons who violate any terms of this ordinance while conducting garage sales may be fined, if convicted, not less than $25.00 or more than $100.00, and may be imprisoned for up to ten (10) days for each violation. Each day that an unlicensed sale continues shall be considered a separate violation.
HackensackUMC/Mountainside Hospital (previously known as Mountainside Hospital) borders Glen Ridge and Montclair and is the closest emergency room for most areas of the Borough.
HackensackUMC/Mountainside Hospital 1 Bay Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042 Driving Directions
Main Telephone: 973-429-6000
Patient Information: 973-429-6600
Central Scheduling: 973-873-7787 or 1-877-523-7787
Consumer Health Information: 973-429-6245
Harries Pavilion Reception Desk: 973-429-6979
Human Resources: 973-429-6154
Medical Library: 973-429-6240
Outpatient Lab: 973-429-6160
Physician Referral: 1-888-973-4674
Pre-admission Testing: 1-866-971-7787
In order to work as a landscaper in Glen Ridge a yearly permit is required. Permits can be obtained through the Glen Ridge Police Department Records Bureau at ext. 123.
The Glen Ridge Historical Society was founded in 1977 with the goal of maintaining and promoting the historical character of Glen Ridge. We are a voluntary membership organization that seeks to protect the town's unique character and rich architectural history. The Society was the driving force behind the creation of the Glen Ridge Historic District, and we continue to educate the community about local history and to preserve important historical resources.
For information about the Glen Ridge Historical Society please visit: http://glenridgehistory.org/
Every year since 2001, Film Fund Grants in the amount of $5,000 have been awarded by the Community Affairs and Public Relations Committee of the town council out of the revenues collected from filming permits issued in the Borough. However, the benefits Glen Ridge derives from film shoots within its borders are far greater than the grants dispersed - particularly since the town has become something of a Mecca for location finders.
If you own, keep, or harbor a dog of seven (7) months or older for more than ten (10) days, New Jersey State Law requires that you must obtain a Dog License by January 31 each year.
NOTE: New Jersey law requires you to supply the following prior to issuing your license:
The following items are required to be installed according to the manufacturers' installation instructions and MUST be in working order prior to the inspection.
Please contact the Building Department at 973-748-8400 x 233 to schedule an appointment.
Inspections are preformed on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. All building permits must have passed final inspections prior to the inspection.
Any work done without permits shall be subject to a fine and permits must be obtained. The fee for the inspection is $75.00 payable by cash or check made to the Borough of Glen Ridge.
The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), established by municipal ordinance in 1987, is charged with conserving, protecting, enhancing and perpetuating the landmarks, properties and improvements within the Glen Ridge Historic District.
For detailed information including HPC by-laws, a map of the historic district and meeting agendas/minutes, visit http://www.glenridgenj.org/hpc.htm
A building permit is required for additions, interior alterations (kitchen, bathroom and basement renovations), structural repairs, roofing and siding, fences, sidewalk & driveway aprons, steps, garages, decks, electric service upgrades, water heaters, boilers, HVAC, Oil tank removals and installations, pools, Jacuzzi / hot tubs, enclosed porches, fireplaces and stoves.
Please call the building department before starting any work to be sure you have the proper approvals.
Exterior alterations may be subject to Historic Preservation Commission approvals.
Section 872.0 Retaining Walls
All retaining walls where the difference in finished grade is in excess of two feet six inches (2'6") above the lower level, shall require a building permit and be designed in accordance with accepted engineering practice.
Such walls built to retain or support the lateral pressure of earth, water or other superimposed loads, shall be designed and constructed of approved masonry, reinforced concrete, steel sheet piling or other approved materials.
|Building Inspector||Tuesday & Thursday||1:00pm - 4:00pm|
Building Inspector's office hours Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30am
|Electrical Inspector||Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday||
12:00pm - 1:00pm
|Plumbing Inspector||Tuesday & Thursday||
1:00pm - 4:00pm
|Fire/Tank Inspector||Tuesday & Thursday||1:00pm - 4:00pm|
To schedule an inspection, please call the Building Department at 973-748-8444.
Use this link to download the permit application. This form must be filed with a construction application jacket which is available in the building department and a copy of your property survey.
Glen Ridge Code Section 17.20.060 Fences.
"No fence or barrier exceeding four feet in height above finished grade shall be erected or maintained in any front yard and no fence or barrier exceeding seven feet in height above finished grade shall be erected or maintained in any rear or side yard. A permit shall be required for any fence or barrier over four feet in height except that no permit shall be required for any fence or barrier required by any ordinance and no permit shall be required for temporary construction fences or required for temporary construction fences or barriers. Any fence or barrier installed pursuant to a permit granted under this title shall be installed so that its finished surface faces the exterior perimeter of the property on which it is installed. (Ord. 1209 §1, 1992: Ord. 995 §2, 1977: Ord. 820 §6.340, 1963)"
Corner Property Fence Diagram
A Corner property has two front yards. Fences may NOT exceed four feet in the front yard.
Glen Ridge Borough accepts online payments for property taxes, water bills and various fees.
There is a fee charged by a service provider when paying online. The fee is not paid to nor shared with the Borough and is based on the type and amount of payment.
For more information or to make an online payment, visit our Online Payment Center at http://www.glenridgenj.org/onlinepaymentcenter
Under the direction of the local registrar the Office of Vital Statistics processes and maintains all births, marriages, civil unions, and deaths which take place within the city limits of The Borough of Glen Ridge. This includes ALL births and deaths which occurred at HackensackUMC/Mountainside Hospital previously known as Mountainside Hospital. This office also ensures that all vital records are properly filed with the State Office of Vital Statistics in Trenton. Certified copies of these records are available through this office.
For more information visit http://www.glenridgenj.org/vitalstats.htm
Those interested in reserving Glen Ridge Train Station (Senior-Community Center) must call the Glen Ridge Recreation Department 973-748-2924 to arrange a time to tour the facility and discuss the event requirements.
The Glen Ridge Recreation Director will determine availability and advise you of the rental rate and any special conditions that must be met. Approval for use will be on a first come first served basis and will be based upon availability. No outside event shall disrupt the normal operations of the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center.
Applications will be accepted up to one year in advance. No event is confirmed until a contract is signed and full payment is collected.
For more information including rental guidelines, visit http://www.glenridgenj.org/formsenior.htm
Permits are required when an event becomes an organized activity, league game or is advertised to the public. Permits are issued for a limited 3 hour time period. For information about extended use, contact the Recreation office at 973-748-2924.
For more information, see the Field/Gazebo Permit Request Form at http://www.glenridgenj.org/pdfs/fieldgazebopermit.pdf
Glen Ridge senior citizen programs include weekly exercise and art classes, health screenings and lectures, weekly shopping trips and frequent field trips. All programs take place at the Glen Ridge Senior/Community Center. To receive the monthly senior citizen newsletter by mail or to register for programs, call the Rec office at 973-748-2924.
Yes. The Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad Car Transport Service is a non-emergency transportation service to and from medical appointments in immediately surrounding towns for ambulatory senior citizens (65+) and permanently disabled adults.
The service is available Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00 pm or by special arrangement and transportation requests must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
For more information or to schedule transportation, call 862-621-9245.
Friday Night Rec is a seasonal program held at the Ridgewood Avenue School gym during the winter months. Glen Ridge Recreation staff coordinates a wide range of gym games for the kids to play.
Kids are split up into the following groups and times for this program:
Pre-registration is required. The program is limited to 40 students per session. First come-first served.
For more information, contact the Recreation office at 973-748-2924.
The Glen Ridge Athletic Association, a volunteer organization, manages and administers organized sports activities for the children of Glen Ridge and is supplemented by the Borough Recreation Department.
The GRAA is committed to providing the children of Glen Ridge with the opportunity to participate in and enjoy organized sports regardless of their level of ability. It is also is committed to providing the more advanced athlete the opportunity to participate at a more serious level of play. For more information go to www.graa.org
For information regarding trees on Public Property (located on the grass between the street and sidewalk) please contact Borough Arborist Richard Wolowicz, CTE at 973-748-8400 x 202. Calls are generally returned on Mondays, when Rich is in the office.
If you need a tree inspected, pruned, or removed please contact the Borough Arborist directly or submit a request via the Service Request Center.
On street parking is prohibited from 3AM-6AM by Borough Ordinance. However, the Police Department can grant overnight parking permission on a case by case basis by calling our non-emergency phone number. Extended parking permission in excess of three days can only be granted under special circumstances. In certain rare circumstances, a hardship permit can be applied for through the Office of the Chief of Police.
A dumpster permit application can be downloaded off of the borough website and submitted to our headquarters. A $50 fee is required for the permit, which is valid for 30 days. A 30-day extension is available for an additional $25 fee. A dumpster can be placed on the street, as long as it complies with the restrictions similar to those of a parked vehicle. In addition, the street where the dumpster is placed must be at least 30 feet wide. The dumpster must also be equipped with reflectors.
Alarms must be registered annually with the Police Department by April 15th. There is no charge for registration. Registration can submitted online through the borough website or by completing a paper form returnable to our Records Bureau. You are permitted to have 3 false alarms per year. Additional false alarms may result in a summons being issued.
Our Officers will check the perimeter of your home and conduct extra patrols in the area while you are away. Simply call our non-emergency phone number and speak to the desk officer. Be prepared to tell us the time period your home will be vacant, the condition of your property (cars parked in the driveway, contractors doing work, etc.), and your emergency contact information.
For emergencies, always immediately dial 911. For routine calls, dial our non-emergency phone number 973-748-5400 and speak with the desk officer. You can also come to our headquarters, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 day a week.
Reports may be taken at our headquarters, but our Officers will also respond to anywhere within the borough limits.
No, a police report can only be taken by an Officer in person.
While the Glen Ridge Police Department can assist in keeping the peace, all other landlord/tenant issues fall under civil jurisdiction. As a result, all non-criminal landlord/tenant matters must be addressed at the Essex County Civil Customer Service Office located in Room 201 at 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102. For general questions, the Civil Customer Service Office could be reached at 973-776-9300 ext. 56800
The Glen Ridge Police Department makes every effort to respond to your request for service as soon as possible and has an excellent time response in most incidents. However, police response times are affected by several variables such as:
At any given moment there are significantly more Officers patrolling your neighborhood then you can see. Patrol Officers in uniform drive our black SUV's that are clearly marked with "Glen Ridge Police." While the patrol Officers are the members of the Department that most citizens are used to dealing with, they are only one part of our crime fighting efforts. The GRPD also has Officers in plain clothes, Detectives, and Administrators patrolling your streets.
In addition, Uniformed Patrol Officers are often in your neighborhood at times when you would not necessarily see them, such as peak times of criminal activity, which may be when you are at work or asleep. If any area begins to experience an increase in crime, directed patrols, and other crime fighting resources may be deployed.
The Glen Ridge Police Department takes an extremely proactive approach towards stopping drunk drivers on our streets. This is done through DWI checkpoints, DWI roving patrol enforcement, as well as participation in national campaigns such as "Over the Limit, Under Arrest" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." In addition, our Officers are trained in DWI detection, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and AlcoTest (formerly breathalyzer) administration.
The Glen Ridge Police Department, the PBA (police union), and other borough emergency service organizations will NEVER solicit donations over the phone. If you receive a call from anyone claiming to be an employee of the Glen Ridge Police Department and they attempt to solicit donations, DO NOT provide any personal information and please contact the police as soon as possible.
Our Dispatchers are trained to obtain as much information as possible from the caller in order to properly determine the seriousness of the call. In order to dispatch the proper resources, dispatchers must fully understand the nature of the call. During emergency calls, Officers are likely already on their way to your location, even though the dispatcher is still asking questions. Providing clear and concise information to the Dispatcher is the most effective way to obtain police assistance.
No, there is no waiting period before reporting a person missing. If you are concerned about someone's whereabouts and wish to report them missing, it is advised that you gather as much information about the person. Key information that the Officer will ask for includes a detailed clothing description, any medical conditions, any information on vehicle(s) that the missing person might be traveling in and any possible destinations that the missing person might be heading to. It is also a good practice to find a picture that can be given to law enforcement to aid in the search. If you have any questions, please contact the Glen Ridge Police Department at 973-748-5400.
The Glen Ridge Police Department will post on the Department website when there are job vacancies. We are always looking for qualified applicants that are interested in positions, such as a Community Service Officer (CSO) or Police Officer. If you are interested in one or both of these job titles and you meet the minimum requirements necessary for employment (see requirements) please forward your resume to Captain Sean Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Our Detective Bureau would be glad to help. Please call the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police at 973-748-5400 ext. 118 to make an appointment. The Department will only fingerprint Glen Ridge residents and fingerprint cards must be provided by the employer or applicant. We cannot complete fingerprinting that requires you to be electronically fingerprinted.
To obtain a letter in good standing you should provide a written request to the Chief of Police along with the reason for said request. Written requests should be addressed to:
Glen Ridge Police Department
Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta
3 Herman Street
Glen Ridge, New Jersey 07028
Once you have safely pulled to the side of the roadway, it is best practice for all occupants inside the stopped vehicle to remain calm and await the Officer's arrival at the vehicle's window. During this time, you should turn on the interior light, if its night time, and roll down all windows, if practical. Another courtesy would be to keep your hands on the steering wheel, where the approaching Officer can see them.
If there is an active warrant for your arrest due to an unpaid parking ticket, you should contact the Glen Ridge Municipal Court during normal business hours at 973-748-8400.
The Glen Ridge Police Department accepts complaints of Officer misconduct from any person at any time. These complaints are taken very seriously and investigated by our Internal Affairs Bureau. A person who feels that they were mistreated may file a complaint by walking into Police headquarters at any time or contacting the department by telephone. Complainants may remain anonymous and are not required to provide pedigree information. Should you wish to file a complaint, you can contact 973-748-5400 and request to speak with the on-duty Supervisor.
To apply for a firearms permit, contact 973-748-5400 ext. 118 for Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police, who will assist you with obtaining all necessary forms and direct you to a Detective who will process the firearms application.
To volunteer on the Juvenile Conference Committee, contact the Detective Sergeant at 973-748-5400 ext. 115. All training that is required will be provided. Some useful information can be found at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/volunteer/vs_jcc.html
The Glen Ridge Police Department Community Policing Programs offers the following:
For tips, contact 973-780-1866. This line is monitored, but not checked daily. If you need to report a crime in progress or a matter that needs attention immediately contact 973-748-5400 or 9-1-1 and request to remain anonymous.
The below restrictions apply to the New Jersey Graduated Driver's License:
Probationary driver license restrictions
Display a reflectorized decal on each license plate (front/back); decals available at motor vehicle
No driving after 11:01 p.m. and before 5:00 a.m.
Parent(s), guardian(s) or dependent(s) are allowed as passengers.
Only one additional passenger is allowed unless accompanied by a parent or guardian
You can't use cell phones, hand held video games or any other hands-free interactive, wireless communication device
Seat belts must be worn at all times
Permit and probationary drivers under 21 are eligible for hours-related exemptions for employment or religious reasons
Drivers must carry legible documentation on letterhead signed by the employer, organization or religious institution stating the reasons for this request
Include signature, title, address and telephone number of designated official
For additional information, please see the following website: www.state.nj.us/mvc/license/first-time/htm
Yes, residents can provide a key to be kept on file at the Glen Ridge Police Department. The key will only be provided to a resident with proper identification or utilized in an emergency if need be.
Yes, Borough Ordinance 12.20.010 - Snow and ice removal, requires the removal of all snow and ice from sidewalk areas within 24 hours from the last snowfall.
Yes, the Glen Ridge Police Department has Officers certified in car seat inspections and fittings. You may call 973-748-8400 x118 and make an appointment to have an Officer assist you with your car seat. The appointment is free of charge.
Yes, the Glen Ridge Police Department has certified Crime Prevention Officers. Call 973-748-5400 x. 115 and ask to have an Officer conduct a Crime Prevention Survey of your home. This service is free of charge.
Residents of Glen Ridge and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, e-mail, and web by registering at www.Nixle.com. Messages may include weather, traffic, crime/safety alerts as well as other relevant safety and community event information. Information about the service can be found on the Glen Ridge Borough's website at www.glenridgenj.org/docs/nixle.doc.
You may also register to receive announcements and information from the Borough. Go to the Glen Ridge Borough's main homepage www.glenridgenj.org, and enter your e-mail address in the box under “Stay Informed.”
POD units are not allowed to be placed on the street. They may only be placed on your property upon the issuance of a permit by the zoning officer (see Borough Ordinance 17.20.080). POD units must be kept in the driveway of the property at the furthest accessible point from the street. All locations must be paved off-street surfaces. All other locations must be preapproved by the zoning officer. For more information regarding permitting of POD's, please contact the Building Department in Glen Ridge Municipal Building at 973-748-8400.
The Glen Ridge Police Department has a Medicine Drop Box located in the lobby for the disposal of such medications. You may dispose of any prescription medication, as long as it is contained in sealed container. Disposal of medications may be done any day at any time of the day.
Unwanted firearms and/or ammunition may accepted by the Police Department. Simply call the Police Department on the general phone line, (973)748-5400. An Officer will take custody of the firearm, complete a report, and the firearm will be held at the Police Department until it is taken to a facility for destruction. Should the firearm be turned in inadvertently, once the firearm is turned over to the Police Department, it may not be returned without a valid permit and ownership documentation.
Lincoln Street, Clark Street and South:
Garbage - Every Wednesday and Saturday
Recycling - Every Friday
North of Lincoln and Clark to and including south side of Baldwin Street:
Garbage - Every Tuesday and Friday
Recycling - Every Wednesday
North side of Baldwin Street and North:
Garbage - Every Monday and Thursday
Recycling - Every Tuesday
First Thursday of the month
Recycling & Electronics Drop Off:
Second Saturday of each month - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Public Works Yard
122 Carteret Street
As of January 1, 2010, bulk waste material will only be collected on the first Thursday of each month.
Bulk materials MUST be placed at the curb after 6:00pm the Wednesday prior to scheduled pick up day.
Only 4-6 large items may be put out each month.
Bulk material collection will not accept plastic bags, cardboard boxes, paper bags or electronics.
No concrete, brick, pavers, block or asphalt will be accepted, these items must be recycled at a class B recycling facility.
No tires will be accepted.
Mattresses and box springs will be accepted.
Small debris from home renovations should be placed in small plastic containers not to exceed 40 pounds.
Containers should be placed at the curb after 6pm on Wednesday evening for collection on the first Thursday of every month.
Items with Freon such as refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers will be picked up by the Borough on Wednesday morning. Please call 973-748-8400 ext. 223 to schedule pick-up.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Please call 973-748-8400 ext. 223 with any questions.
Parking on Borough streets during snow storms, or while street is snow covered is prohibited. To help clear the streets during a winter weather event please observe this rule.
To avoid extra work please wait until the street is plowed from curb to curb before clearing your driveway apron. When clearing your apron place snow on the right side of the apron to avoid snow you just removed from being plowed back onto the apron.
Note: Snow plowing, snow blowing, shoveling, or placing snow in street is strictly prohibited. As these winter events are unpleasant for all, your cooperation is greatly appreciated.