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When your permit application is reviewed, you will be contacted immediately. We work to process all permit applications as promptly as possibly. If you have not been contacted, your permit application is still in the review process.
You can schedule an inspection by calling 973-535-7953 or by stopping by the Livingston Building Department at 357 South Livingston Avenue, 2nd floor, between 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. You must have a valid permit number in order to schedule all inspections.
There are a variety of times at which you’ll need an inspection. For a complete list, see our Required Inspection Checklist (PDF).
No. You will need a smoke detector certification, which you can obtain by calling the Livingston Fire Department at 973-992-2373. However, we recommend that you call the Building Department at 973-535-7957 to determine if there are any open permits on your property, which could slow the process of selling your home. Be sure to do this well in advance of your closing date in order to insure receiving the information in time.
No, no permit is needed for replacing only the cabinets. However, if there will be new electric or plumbing, or if any structural changes are being made, a permit is required.
Sink - no; toilet - no; tub - no; as long as they are direct replacements with no change in location.
Otherwise, a permit is required.
Any shed over 200 square feet needs a building permit and zoning approval. Anything 200 square feet or smaller requires only zoning approval.
Yes. A Building Permit is required for any fence going around a swimming pool, spa, or hot tub. The fence must comply with Appendix G (PDF) of the 2006 International Residential Code NJ edition. You can pick up a permit package from the Building Department at 357 S. Livingston Avenue, 2nd floor, or online here.
A Zoning Permit is required for any fence on your property other those listed above. You must comply with Fence Ordinance (PDF) and file for a Residential Zoning Permit (PDF). For more information, please call Cathy Jackson in the Zoning Department at 973-992-1595.
According to New Jersey Government Energy Aggregation (NJGEA):
Government Energy Aggregation is a program that allows local governments in the Garden State to create a large buying group of residential and non-residential electricity accounts in order to seek bids for cheaper energy rates.
Customers served by New Jersey utilities Atlantic City Electric Company (AECO), Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), and Orange & Rockland (NJ Division: Rockland Electric Company, RECO) receive their power at a fixed rate, set annually via a series of energy auctions, and regulated by the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU).
By aggregating, or grouping, a large number of residential and non-residential accounts together, economies of scale are created. These economies of scale set conditions for participating municipalities to achieve greater savings during a competitive bid situation than could normally have been achieved by the individual customer.
The key benefit to Government Energy Aggregation is the ability for residential and non-residential account holders to save money on their electric bills. Based on current market conditions, individual accounts can potentially save 12% off of their entire bill, up to 17% or more off of the supply portion (only) of their bill.
A large portion of those savings will find their way back into local economies and benefit the entire community.
The colored markings or flags mean the following:
In general, asphalt pavement deteriorates over time due to traffic loading and weathering. The Township focuses on preventative maintenance treatments such as crack sealing and micro-surfacing, as well as more expensive asphalt overlays and reconstruction. A preventative maintenance treatment extends the asphalt pavement life and helps significantly lower the maintenance costs as well as avoid expensive roadway reconstruction and overlays.
In April 2010, each Township street was rated from 0.00 to 100.0 based on the current condition of the road surface, curbing, and drainage by an independent consultant. From these ratings the Township developed our initial 10-year Capital Improvement Program to prioritize road improvements. Upon development of this initial project list, Engineering staff continue to perform field inspections and surveys of the streets to verify condition assessments and confirm project prioritization. The ratings were last updated in 2013 to account for condition changes from 2010.
Based on available funding, the top priority projects on the list are recommended for resurfacing each year. Unfortunately many streets are unable to be repaved each year due to limited funding availability and are rescheduled for the next budget year. Additionally, the Township coordinates with utility companies to determine if any off our selected streets will be excavated in the near future for underground utilities replacement including gas, sewer and water main repairs to ensure that excavations are completed prior to resurfacing.
The Township Public Works Department will install traffic signs based on recommendations from the Police Department. Concerned residents should contact the Traffic Division of the Police Department with their requests.
A Utility Easement indicates the presence of an underground utility pipe (drainage, sanitary sewer and/or water main) running through part of the property. The easement is made so the appropriate party can enter the land should service or work on the pipe or other accessory structure (manhole, inlet) ever be necessary. The easement precludes the erection of sheds, decks, patios or other structures.
A Conservation Easement means the area within the easement is to remain as is (conserved). Therefore, clearing (tree or shrub removal), grading, erection of pools, fences, sheds, decks or any other structures is not permitted.
Sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner. Sidewalks must be maintained in good condition, including repair or replacement, and clearing debris or snow by the property owner.
View a list of county roads and state highways on the road listing page.
Step by step instructions to view the FEMA Flood Map for your property through FEMA’s Map Service Center can be found on the map page.
Please call the Fire Department at 973-992-2373 to obtain a tent permit and find out the necessary requirements.
Contact the Township Water Department at 973-535-7951 to report a leaking fire hydrant.
Starting September 1, 2020, contact RTS -- Livingston’s garbage collection vendor -- with any issues or questions regarding trash pickup:
To sign up for Rear-Yard / Back Door Pickup Service, please contact LivingstonRY@rts.com.
Those at Livingston Town Hall cannot typically help answer questions about trash.
For information about what and how to recycle, please view the recycling page of this website.
For any issues or questions regarding recycling pickup, please contact Waste Industries, LLC, directly by calling 908-436-1966 or by visiting their website. Those at Livingston Town Hall cannot typically help answer questions about missed pickups.
Visit our Special Items page for information about leaves, batteries, Christmas trees, dead animals, electronics and more.
View the alphabetical list of streets to find your garbage collection days.
View the alphabetical list of streets to find your recycling collection days.
View the alphabetical list of streets to find your leaf collection zone.
Open positions are posted on the Township website's Employment Opportunities page. We also post openings on the bulletin boards throughout the various Township buildings. When advertising, we use local newspapers and/or specific professional or trade publications that are appropriate to the open position. We may also post open positions at local colleges or on various websites.
Visit our Employment Opportunities page to view our current openings. To apply for one of the open positions, click on the position title and review the associated job description, and then click Apply Online. Complete and submit the application form.
If you are having difficulty submitting an application, please contact us.
Visit our Internships page to find instructions and to download the application form!
The Township’s water distribution system is a complex network of pipes and storage tanks where sediment or deposits may naturally accumulate over time. If not removed, these materials may cause water quality deterioration, taste and odor problems, or discoloration of the water. Water may also stagnate in lesser used parts of the distribution system, resulting in degraded water quality.
In Spring 2018, Water Division employees will perform the hydrant flushing between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and in some cases between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Residents are reminded to refrain from doing laundry and using hot water during the hydrant flushing hours.
If the tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment and discoloration. If you encounter discolored water, shut the water off and wait several minutes. After waiting, check the clarity by running cold water for a few minutes to allow fresh water to work its way into your pipes.
If the water doesn’t clear after a few minutes, turn it off, wait a few more minutes and try running the cold water again. Although unlikely, there may be cases in which you may experience slight discoloration for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality.
Check your faucet and washer screens for trapped debris.
When a hydrant is opened, there will always be temporary incidences of discolored water containing fine sediment particles. There is no health hazard associated with discolored water. Allow a few hours for discoloration to dissipate. To verify the water has settled, allow your cold water tap to run a few minutes. If the discoloration persists for more than 24 hours, please contact our Water Division at 973-535-7951.
It is recommended that customers wait until the water has cleared before using it for drinking or other purposes.
Water naturally contains minerals. These minerals normally and naturally react with the inside of the pipe to produce the silt by-product. The process can occur on the inside of the pipe and eventually cause the water quality to deteriorate, or cause taste or odor problems. Hydrant flushing removes much of this by-product. However, not all of it can always be flushed out. Some may still remain in the water, causing some discoloration until it again settles.
About: Garden State Equality is "New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ advocacy and education organization with over 150,000 members." As stated on their website, their mission is to provide quality, innovative community programs, educate and train service providers, and pass pro-equality policies to protect and meet the needs of LGBTQ New Jerseyans.
About: A national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people.
About: PFLAG is "the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies."
This resource from PFLAG is designed to educate and help families and loved ones be supportive when someone comes out. This "brand-new webinar has some great tips, tools, and ideas for PFLAG members looking to support LGBTQ* individuals who are planning to come out and new (and potential allies who want to demonstrate their acceptance of LGBTQ folks in their lives." https://pflag.org/whensomeonecomesoutrecording
Click here to view this list of Advocacy resources as a print-friendly PDF
About: “Since 2013, the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce has been the premier LGBT and allied business organization committed to facilitating successful business collaboration and increasing the economic staying-power of its diverse membership.”
About: “The LGBT Rights Section addresses issues that are of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the legal profession. It advocates for and promotes the civil and human rights of the LGBT community, strives to improve access to justice for LGBT individuals and works to advance professional opportunities for LGBT attorneys and judges.”
Click here to view this list of Business & Legal resources as a print-friendly PDF
About: “The Essex LGBT Reaching Adolescents In Need (RAIN) Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit that provides emergency shelter services to address the emergent need of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness.” Based in East Orange, NJ.
About: The Trevor Project is a "leading national organization, providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth." If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now.
Hotline: 1-(877) 565-8860
About: Provides peer support for transgender people and their families and friends.
About: In a mental health crisis? The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is trained to handle LGBTQ+ specific challenges. They are available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.
Beginning in July 2022, the mental health assistance will be available by calling a new national emergency line, 988.
Additional LGBT specific information from the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a program of the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is available at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq
About: The Livingston Police Department has the duty to serve and protect all community members, including LGBTQ+ individuals. They have sent numerous speakers to Livingston’s Pride events. In the event of a hate crime, the Police Detective Bureau can be contacted at 973-992-3000, ext. 3500.
About: “DCF Supports LGBTQI.” Where LGBT+ youth are subject to abuse, the state may intervene. The DCF has also compiled a list of resources at https://www.nj.gov/dcf/adolescent/lgbtqi
Click here to view this list of Crisis resources as a print-friendly PDF
About: Students and parents interested in learning more should contact the administration.
Website: HMS Co-Curricular Clubs Brochure (PDF)
Contact: Emily Petrillo, Student Assistance Counselor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 973-535-8000 x7791
About: The town library proudly supports the LGBT+ community with events for Pride month. The library also maintains a permanent collection of queer literature.
About: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is a national organization for students, parents and teachers that tries to affect positive change in schools.
About: Montclair State was recently recognized as on of the top LGBTQ-friendly schools in the US (number 18 nationwide).
About: Study.com's College Guide for LGBTQ+ Students. Includes a list of the top 50 LGBTQ+ friendly campuses in the US. Guide to what parents and potential students can look for in finding LGBTQ+ friendly campuses.
Click here to view this list of Education resources as a print-friendly PDF
About: Livingston’s own Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center) has been ranked a healthcare leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index. The center maintains a robust diversity equity inclusion program and employs numerous LGBTQIA+ health providers.
RWJBarnabas healthcare also maintains the PROUD Gender Center of New Jersey at 181 Somerset St., 2nd Floor New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Services available include:
About: Morristown Medical Center, and affiliates Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, and Goryeb Children’s Hospital have been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index as Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality.
Programs Atlantic health has run include but are not limited to:
See also: https://www.atlantichealth.org/about-us/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html
About: “The Rutgers Center for Transgender Health is a multidisciplinary center that provides a full spectrum of medical and surgical care for people of the transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) experience. Our team of expert health professionals offer a compassionate, coordinated approach to gender affirmation.”
Click here to view this list of Healthcare resources as a print-friendly PDF
Support Group Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/apirainbowparents
About: Support group by PFLAG oriented to the East Asian and Pacific Islander community. In partnership with PFLAG, Asian Pride Project produces media which “celebrates the journeys, triumphs and struggles of LGBTQ individuals and our Asian and Pacific Islander (API) families and communities. We seek to capture these stories by using the arts – film, video, photography and the written word – as a medium for social justice and advocacy in the LGBTQ realm.”
About: “Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies was conceived in 2017 for South Asian families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals to learn about LGBTQ+ issues, find community with one another and learn how to better support their loved ones. We serve Desi individuals and families who trace their origins to South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. Our mission is to foster understanding and acceptance among families, with the goal of affirming and celebrating our LGBTQ+ loved ones.”
The group has had events in New York City, and now offers support and other opportunities via Zoom.
Contact: Rev. Dr. Antonio Torrence
Address: 6 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039
About: “This is the first church that I am proud to pastor openly as a gay African American man,” said Rev. Dr. Antonio Torrence in 2021. The Federated Church is “An Open and Affirming Christian Community” and maintains affiliations with the American Baptist and the United Church of Christ.
Contact Person: Rev. Dan Martian
Address: 271 W Northfield Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039
About: In line with national policies permitting same-sex marriage, ordination of LGBTQIA+ ministers, and equality; the Presbyterian Church of Livingston supports the LGBT community in town. Rev. Dan Martian proudly serves on the town’s Pride subcommittee, in addition to the Livingston Clergy Association.
About: “[Temple Beth Shalom] supports the full inclusion and participation of all people in religious and communal life.” Rabbi Simeon Cohen sung at Livingston Pride in 2021.
Address: 300 E Northfield Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039
About: “Our congregation has approximately 800 member units, including individuals, couples and single and dual head of household families. We welcome interfaith and LGBTQ families and individuals.”
Click here to view this list of Multicultural & Faith-based resources as a print-friendly PDF
Livingston Township streets are divided into three sections. Find your street name on the Alphabetical List of Streets to look up your section (1, 2, or 3).
On the Leaf Collection page, you can view a map of the sections and find a basic description of the section divisions.
Please note that State and County roads are not included in the Township Leaf Collection Program; information about weekly pickup of bagged leaves on these roads is also available on the Leaf Collection page.
If you missed your section's first collection week, don't worry! Public Works will return to all three sections during the final week of the Leaf Collection program. Do not place more leaves in the street until the next scheduled date.
View the Leaf Collection Program Schedule on the Leaf Collection page for this year's dates. Be sure to note the final date to put leaves in the street.
Once the first pickup period for your section has passed, do not place more leaves in the street until the next scheduled date. Public Works will return to all three sections toward the end of the Leaf Collection Program.
View the Leaf Collection page to find this year's schedule by section. Be sure to note the final date to put leaves in the street.
The Township Leaf Collection Program schedule and sections are for municipal streets only. Leaf collection on Essex County Roads and State Highway Rt. 10 will occur once per week during the leaf collection season. Leaves along these roads must be bagged (PDF).
Livingston Township provides free paper leaf bags to property owners on these roads. Residents can pick up leaf bags at:
Public Works Garage
235 S. Livingston Avenue
8 am to 3 pm on weekdays
during the designated period each year. Proof of address must be provided. See the Leaf Collection page for this year's dates.
Be sure to note the final date that paper-bagged leaves may be placed at the curb for collection on State and County Roads.
State and County roads are:
The Alphabetical List of Streets also indicates which streets are State/County roads.
The Livingston Municipal Court is located at 357 S. Livingston Avenue in Livingston, New Jersey. Free parking is located behind the building.
The Violations Bureau is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Livingston Municipal Court meets every Wednesday evening, with traffic pre-trial conferences at 5 p.m., and traffic trials at 6 p.m., and every Thursday with first appearances at 9 a.m. and trials at 10 a.m.
The phone number for the Livingston Municipal Court is 973-535-7970 and the fax is 973-535-7997.
Certain tickets can be paid through the Violations Bureau while others will require you to appear before the judge. If your ticket is checked “Court Appearance Required” or the penalty amount is not listed on the statewide or local violations bureau schedules, you must appear in Court on the date listed on the complaint. You can also check this by visiting the website listed on the back of the ticket. It will tell you if you need to appear in Court or can just pay the ticket.
You can pay your ticket in one of three ways:
1. Visit the Violations Bureau located at 357 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.
2. Mail your payment to the Violations Bureau using the same address (above).
3. Pay your ticket over the internet.
If your ticket is not marked “Court Appearance Required”, you may enter your plea of Not Guilty by either calling the Court at 973-535-7970 or appearing at the Violations Bureau. Court staff will then schedule your case for a conference or a trial date depending on the charge.
Once you are assigned a Court date, all requests to adjourn that date must be made in writing to the judge. They may either be faxed to 973-535-7997 or mailed to Livingston Municipal Court, 357 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039. An adjournment is not automatically granted by sending a letter. You must still appear unless you have received confirmation from Court staff the date has been changed.
For certain charges with consequences of magnitude such as a large fine, loss of driving privilege, or incarceration you may eligible for the Public Defender if you are financially indigent. If you can afford to hire your own attorney, you can call either the Essex County Bar Association or the New Jersey Bar Association for a referral. Court staff cannot recommend an attorney to you.
If you disagree with the judge’s decision, you have the right to appeal your case to the Superior Court within 20 days of conviction. To do so you must file notice with the Court and order a transcript of the proceeding. A convenient packet is available from the New Jersey Judiciary that explains the process step by step and provides all the necessary forms. It may be downloaded online.
No. Parking in the roadway is prohibited from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. If for some reason you need to leave a vehicle in the roadway overnight, you must call Police Headquarters prior to 2 a.m., and request permission. Permission will not be granted if the road is snow covered. To request permission, call 973-992-3000 and choose option Number 4.
Yes. Per Township Ordinance 274-6, it shall be the duty of the owner, occupant or tenant of any lot, parcel of land, or real property in the Township abutting or bordering on the sidewalks of a public street in the Township to remove or cause to be removed all snow and ice from the sidewalk area in front of or bordering his lands, within 12 hours of daylight after the snow has ceased to fall.
Also, note Township Ordinance 274-10 states that no person, including the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit upon any sidewalk or street in the Township, any snow or ice which has accumulated within the private property of such person, owner, tenant or occupant.
You must obtain an application from the Livingston Police Department Records Division and have your physician certify the application. The application MUST be completed by a licensed physician or it will not be accepted. Return the completed application tot he Records Division along with a $4 check or money order made out to New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Please note that permanent handicapped parking placards may only be obtained through the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
For more information, please contact 973-992-3000, ext. 3400 or see the Police Records Division page.
See the Police Records Division page.
A summons can be paid at the Livingston Municipal Court located in Livingston Town Hall, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Court may be reached at 973-535-7970.
The Police Department not longer provides fingerprinting services for employment, background checks, immigration or any other non-criminal justice purpose unless the fingerprints are required for a federal purpose, or an out-of-state background check.
This service is now performed by Sagem Morpho, a New Jersey State Police vendor. Access the online fingerprinting form. The required paperwork is also available a the Livingston Police Department Records Division. For more information, contact 973-992-3000, ext. 3400.
Review our Alarm Information available on the Forms page.
The Livingston Police Department does not solicit over the telephone. Livingston police officers are members of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association: Local 263. Livingston PBA Local 263 does conduct a solicitation through the mail, usually once annually.Telephone calls from other groups representing themselves as “law enforcement” organizations are frequently made by telemarketing firms. These solicitations do not benefit the Livingston Police Department or PBA Local 263 in any way. These telemarketers are not police officers, and often use high-pressure tactics to get you to participate. Some will even say that they are affiliated with other local police agencies.We urge you to use extreme caution should you decide to contribute to these companies. If you wish to contribute to a telemarketing solicitation, always ask or the name, address and telephone number so that you may call back after careful consideration. Most of them will not give out this information. You may also ask for financial statements and/or budget information prior to making your decision.
Our street address is:333 S. Livingston AvenueLivingston, NJ 07039
View our Staff Directory listing for a map and directions.
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You should call 911 only for an emergency. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:
Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, we recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.
If you dial 911 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up—that could make the dispatcher think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your location. Instead, stay on the line and simply explain to the call-taker what happened.
If you are reporting a medical emergency, the dispatcher will ask you questions regarding the injured or sick person.
If a crime is involved, and you saw or can see a suspect, be prepared to give a description:
If a vehicle is involved, you will be asked to describe it:
You may report a concern by using our easy online form or by calling 973-992-5000, ext. 5522. Before you report a concern online, please try using the search box on the website. You may find what you need without having to submit a request.
If you are reporting a concern online, in addition to an email address, please include your name, address, email address, and/and telephone number. You will have to provide the street location of the incident and state your issue or concern. If you are reporting a concern by calling 973-992-5000, ext. 5522, you need only the street location or address and a description of the issue.
You can open an email account using Google’s Gmail or Yahoo Mail in less than five minutes.
Yes. Anonymous requests are accepted online, or you may report a concern anonymously by calling 973-992-5000, ext. 5522.
However, you will not receive any status updates.
If you have an emergency, call 911 as you normally would. The Service Request form and phone number are only for non-emergency requests, questions, and information.
Many types of Service Requests will prompt you for further information, which will assist the responder in resolving and closing your request. The more you can tell us about the issue and its location, the faster your request can be resolved.
The time it takes to close, or resolve, a Service Request varies from request to request, depending on the issue and the tasks required. Staff members attempt to resolve every request as quickly as possible. For example, as long as weather permits, a pothole reported in the morning will often be filled by the evening of the same day.
You should receive a notification after you create your Service Request and another when it is closed / resolved. You may receive additional updates depending on the person handling it and the issue itself.
If you provided your contact information when submitting your request and haven’t received notification that your Service Request has been closed/resolved within a month, you may call 973-992-5000, ext. 5522 to check its status. Please have your Service Request ID Number ready when you call.
Using this Service Request System helps to ensure that all issues reported by our citizens are handled appropriately and as quickly as possible. The system’s reporting capabilities also help us make well-informed decisions about staffing and equipment needs, project priorities and management, and budget requests and creation.
Rave Alert is the leading *FedRAMP-authorized mass notification system enabling governments, organizations, institutions and schools to quickly and reliably send information and emergency notifications via phone call, email and text message.
Rave Alert is integrated with the Smart911 system in which residents can provide key information into the secure system. In an agency utilizing the Smart911 system, when a 9-1-1 call is received for someone at the address needing emergency medical care, first responders will already have important information when they arrive.
*Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program
Not all notifications are sent through all categories and delivery methods. In order to receive the latest and most up-to-date informations, residents are urged to opt in for all three types of message delivery systems:
Note: The information within the Rave Mobile Safety system is used only for the purpose of these types of notifications. It is not shared or sold or made available for use by outside individuals or entities.
Smart911/Rave Alerts go out for various reasons:
Use the Township website to access the Smart911/Rave Alert System. Register or sign in, and make sure your contact information is correct.
Add emails, landlines and cell numbers, and opt in to receive emails and text messages.
Enroll each person in your family separately so that everyone receives important messages.
The Alert system uses a publicly available list of landline phone numbers for residents and businesses. However, many people now use cell phones instead.
Make sure you receive critical messages:
You can choose to unsubscribe or change your information at any time through your Smart911/Rave Alert account.
Taxes are billed once a year with four quarterly stubs containing the amounts due and the due dates. This generally occurs at the end of June or July. Unless extended by action of the Township Council, taxes are due on the first day of February, May, August and November.
According to the New Jersey State Statute 54:4-64, non-receipt of a tax bill does not release you from payment. If you do not receive a bill please call 973-992-5000, ext. #5121, #5122, #5123 or #5124 and you will be provided with the amount or a duplicate tax bill.
The minimum amount you have to pay is all interest accumulated to date and the quarterly payment that is past due.
No. New Jersey statutes do not permit the waiver or cancellation of any interest charges.
No. New Jersey statutes specify that taxes are due on the first day in which they are assessed. In other words, taxes are due the first of the year. State law already provides for partial payments by apportioning the annual tax bill into four quarterly payments.
Your closing attorney is responsible for appropriating the proper payments of your tax bill. The current tax bill should be given to the new owner or his paying agent upon sale of the property.
Please notify the Tax Collector’s office in writing to ensure that future tax bills are sent directly to you. Or you may download the form for Change of Mortgage Status (PDF) and mail it to us. Please use your advice copy tax bill to make payments until new bills are issued.
Yes. Please notify the Tax Collector’s office in writing. Or download the form for Change of Mailing Address (PDF) and mail it to us.
No, we do not. All payments are posted on the same date they are received in the Tax Collector’s office.
No. We do not accept postdated checks. All payments are posted on the date they are received.
New Jersey law requires municipalities to hold at least one tax sale per year if properties within the municipality are delinquent in paying their property taxes and/or other municipal charges.
At the Tax Sale, the title to the delinquent property is not sold. Instead, a Tax Sale Certificate – a lien on the property – is sold. This offers the property owner an opportunity to pay back the lien over a specific period of time, rather than losing the property outright to foreclosure.
The taxpayer has two years from the date of the Tax Sale to redeem the lien by paying the full amount of the lien – including the delinquent taxes and charges, plus interest, penalties, and authorized fees and costs. If the lien is not redeemed by this time, the lien holder may exercise the right to start the foreclosure process.
Applies to the CURRENT year taxes and/or other municipal charges that remain owing and due after the statutory due date (November 10). The municipality will enforce the collection of those charges by offering the property for sale. This will cause a Tax Sale Certificate to be sold and filed against the property. The property will be subject to foreclosure proceedings if not redeemed within the stated two years from the date of the Tax Sale.
Applies to the PRIOR year taxes and/or other municipal charges that remain owing and due in the current year. The municipality will enforce the collection of those charges by offering the property for sale. This will cause a Tax Sale Certificate to be sold and filed against the property. The property will be subject to foreclosure proceedings if not redeemed within the stated two years from the date of the Tax Sale.
Livingston’s water contains 14 GPG (Grains Per Gallon).
If you’re setting up a water softener unit, you’ll probably want to set it for 13 and then adjust up or down, according to preference. The higher the number, the softer the water will be.
No. However, the water does contain some naturally occurring fluoride.
No. Most of our water comes from wells here in Livingston, which are spread throughout the Township and are interconnected. That way, if one well has a problem, residents still have water access and volume. Water pressure may be affected during times of high usage, and water pressure levels may temporarily change. We also purchase water from New Jersey American Water Company in Short Hills.
This condition is typically caused by air pockets in the line. The remedy is to let the faucets run briefly (for approximately 1 minute).
The air pockets create the white water; if you see discolored water - anything from brown to rust to yellow - do not use hot water! Just let the cold water run.
Discolored water is the result of iron content that was disturbed from the Water Main located in the middle of the road. Running hot water while water is discolored will pull the stirred iron content into your water heater and may cause significant damage to the unit.