Fire Chief Thomas Freeman Has Been Appointed As Interim City Manager 

Click Here For Special City Council Meeting Video

 The Mayor and City Council Meeting original scheduled for Monday, April 19th has been moved to Tuesday, April 20th

A municipal election will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – hours are 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Non-registered voters may register at the Hackensack Municipal Building, located at 65 Central Avenue.  The deadline date is Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  Evening registration will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Any questions on polling locations, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 201-646-3940.

Welcome to the City of Hackensack

Hackensack is a unique and diverse city on the verge of a Renaissance. We are home to the Bergen County Judiciary, County Government, world-renowned medical center and nationally-recognized educational institutions. The city is conveniently situated along Routes 4, 17 and 80 and is also served by two NJ Transit train stations providing frequent service to NYC via Hoboken and Secaucus.  Our downtown bus transfer station provides access to virtually anywhere. Our history dates back to the 1600's and General Washington was briefly headquartered here during his famous 1776 Retreat. 45,000 people are proud to call Hackensack home. 

City Offices will be open to the public by appointment ONLY as of Monday, Feb. 22nd.

The Johnson Public Library is open for browsing and computer use.

 CLICK HERE For Department Directory

Attention Hackensack Residents

 The Health Dept. has suspended all J&J Vaccine Clinics until further notice

Vaccination Eligibility Info

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Hackensack Meridian Health is administering a COVID-19 vaccine in coordination with federal and state partners at the Bergen County Mega Site.



This hotline number will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with 250 agents.

The interactive voice response platform in both English and Spanish provides key information to New Jersey residents on how to register for a vaccine, as well as how to schedule vaccination appointments as people become eligible.


2021 Budget Introduction

2021 Budget Amended

COW Agenda April 20, 2021

City Council Docket April 20,2021

2020 Year End Report

Paving Progression 2014 - 2020 

Outdoor Dining Extension Executive Order

Shade Tree Committee Meeting April 20, 2021

Condo Board Meeting April 22, 2021

Environmental Commission Meeting April 28, 2021


Fair Share Housing Settlement

Housing Element and Fair Share Housing Plan


City Council Regular Meeting Minutes

 Click here for City Council Meeting Minutes

Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes

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City Council Final Dockets with Signed Resolutions

Click here for City Council Final Dockets with Signed Resolutions.

Please be advised on August 18, 2020, the City of Hackensack adopted a permanent “NO CASH” Policy for taxes, fees, assessments and other financial obligations as per Ordinance 26-2020. 


The City of Hackensack is currently looking for volunteers for various boards and committees to be appointed for 2021.  Please reach out to the City Clerk’s Office for more information.

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Pre-K Registration 2021-2022 Info


Revised Winter Tent Notice Construction 


Outdoor Dining with a Heat Source

Any kind of heat source would require the tent/canopy to be rated and certified flame retardant. The less expensive canopies usually are not rated. A fire extinguisher would have to be accessible nearby and if propane, the heater and/or spare tanks can not be within 5 feet of an exit. Tanks need to be secured to prevent tipping over.  If you choose to have a heat source of any kind you must contact the Fire Department at 201-646-7685 for the proper inspection.


Social Security COVID-19 Important Information


When it’s time to reopen, will your business be ready? @NJGov wants to hear from you.

Share your story and help guide NJ’s reopening and recovery plan.

Find the survey here:


Fraud - Prevention, Education and Enforcement Efforts Seminar Info


FAA Flight Path Update

TANAAC's initiative to move the flight path into Teterboro's runway 19 from flying over residential/HUMC to follow route 17 was well on its way to approval/use by end of March 2020.


The City has been informed of another 6 month delay because the NJ State Historic Preservation Office (NJSHPO) is requiring a more exhaustive evaluation of historic sites than what was done during their environmental evaluation.


This evaluation they are requesting may require the FAA to physically drive to each site, which will be further delayed by the current requirements for non-essential business.  The City is requesting clarification on such requirements to hopefully get this initiative back on track.


FAA Powerpoint Presentation 


Effective January 6, 2020- ALL Recycling will be picked up on your designated recycling day. Cardboard/paper should be broken down & tied up, co-mingled should be in an open container.  


Notice: Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire. More Info Here


Now accepting applications for School Crossing Guards. If interested, please call The Hackensack Police Department, Traffic Division- 201-646-7736.  

Ambulance Reimbursement Procedure

Health Dept. Info about Drinking Water

No Parking of Commercial Vehicles in Residential Areas

Teterboro Noise Complaints and Airplane Tracking

Monthly Parking Available in the Atlantic St. Garage

Board Vacancies/Job Opportunities


Main Street Business Alliance  

Hackensack Chamber of Commerce


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