Located in a valley along the banks of the Musconetcong River in Northwest New Jersey, USA. Founded in 1853, Hackettstown is home to Centenary College and M&M/Mars, Inc. The Town is dedicated to its citizens and to preserving the quality of life that we enjoy.

**Town Info and Meeting Agendas**

Snow Emergency Expiration Time - 01/27/2015


Municipal Building Opening Time - 01/27/2014

Due to the travel ban imposed by Governor Christie, which has since been recently lifted, the Municipal Building will be opening at noon today. (01/27/2015)


Beginning at 1:00pm today,  January 26, 2015, a snow emergency will be in effect.  All vehicles that are parked in the roadway will be ticketed and towed,  so please move all vehicles off of the road to allow the DPW to properly clear the roads throughout town.

***Important Message from JCP&L***

This is an important message from your electric company, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L). The company is monitoring developing weather conditions for the forecast heavy snow that is expected across the JCP&L service area.


JCP&L has activated its storm restoration plan and has additional line and forestry crews on stand-by to respond should outages occur.


Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com. Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris.


For updated information on the company’s current outages, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.


Remember that there is NO PARKING of a vehicle on any portion of a public road, street or highway whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the public road, street or highway (Local Ordinance 12-53). Parking is allowed on Main St (Rt46) between Stiger St and Warren St during snowstorms, except if the Town of Hackettstown declares a Snow Emergency (Local Ordinance 12-45).

**Casting of Snow or Ice Into Road**

**Reminder: Casting Of Snow Or Ice (Town Code Book Chapter 12 Article 8)**

12-76. Violations. Any person who shall violate any provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days.

12-77. Casting of Snow or Ice. No person or no owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit snow or ice into or on any street, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulates within the private property belonging to that person on the sidewalks or streets of the Town.

**Sidewalk Care & Maintenance (Town Code Book Chap. 12 Art. 2)**

**Sidewalk Care & Maintenance (Town Code Book Chapter 12 Article 2)** 12-60.

Removal of Snow or Ice by Owner or Tenant. The owner or tenant of lands abutting upon a public street of this Town shall and must remove, or cause to be removed, from the abutting sidewalks of said street all snow or ice within twelve (12) daylight hours after the same shall be formed or fall thereon.

12-61. Violations. Any owner or tenant who shall violate the above Section 12-60 of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding Fifty ($50.00) Dollars, together with the costs of prosecution.

12-62. Removal by Street Commissioner. In cases where the owner or tenant shall refuse or neglect to remove the same, in the manner and within the time provided in Section 12-60 hereof, the Common Council may, by or under the direction of the Street Commissioner or other officer, cause the same to be done.

12-63. Cost of Removal by Town a Lien on Property. In all cases where snow or ice is removed from the sidewalks under this Article by or under the direction of such Street Commissioner or other officer, such officer shall certify the cost thereof to the Common Council, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost shown thereon to be charged against the lands abutting or bordering such sidewalk. The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such land and shall be added to and become and form a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes, and shall be collected and enforced by the collector of taxes and in the same manner as other.

Dog and Cat License Registration Rescheduled

Due to the snowstorm on Saturday morning, Dog and Cat licenses can be obtained on Saturday, January 31st from 9:00am until noon. Licenses are also available Monday thru Friday, from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

A message from Mayor Maria DiGiovanni

2015 Spring Sports Signups

SPRING SPORTS flier 2015.docx
Microsoft Word document [28.6 KB]

Hackettstown Resident Community Swim

Hackettstown Community Swim Announcement[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [323.4 KB]

NJDEP Wood Burning Recommendations

NJDEP Wood Burning Tips
Wood Burning Tips- P128.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [138.4 KB]

Warren County Dept. of Public Safety Newsletter

Newsletter Winter.rtf
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USPS Guidelines for Installing Curbside Mailboxes


Please use the following USPS guidelines when installing a new curbside mailbox,  or while maintaining your existing curbside mailbox. If the mailboxes are not installed to the following guidelines, the mailbox may be damaged from the snow that is plowed from the roadway. Specifications provided by USPS.com

Hackettstown Busy Seniors - Age 55 or Older

Hackettstown Busy Senior
2014-07-02 074855.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [315.1 KB]

Assisted Living for Seniors in the Hackettstown Area

Rehabilitation and Affordable Housing Information

Rehab Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [344.0 KB]
Warren County Rehab
Warren County Rehab.pdf
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Rehab Program Info
Adobe Acrobat document [298.9 KB]

Meeting Agendas

January 27, 2015 Planning Board Cancellation Notice

1/27/2015 Planning Board Cancellation Notice
pl cancellation notice - 1.doc
Microsoft Word document [23.5 KB]