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.


Snow Emergency has been lifted


Reminder: Please Clear Snow Away from Fire Hydrants

Please be reminded that a clearly visible, accessible fire hydrant could save your home – or even your life. If a fire hydrant is lost or buried in snow, firefighters can lose valuable time trying to locate it when they first arrive at a fire. You can perform a valuable public service and protect yourself, your family and your neighbors by taking the responsibility for shoveling out and clearing any fire hydrants near your home during and after a snowstorm. With more snow sure to be on the way, we’d like to offer these suggestions:

• Know the location of all fire hydrants in your neighborhood

• Make sure they are shoveled clear after each snowfall

• Clear away any snow and ice in the area surrounding these fire hydrants

• Clear the snow three feet all around the hydrant so firefighters have enough room to connect a hose


We would also like to remind you to look out for your elderly or handicap neighbors as well, by taking a few extra minutes to shovel out their hydrants.


Please take some time now to save precious minutes in case of a fire. A few scoops of snow today could make all the difference later.


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). Tickets will be issued, and your vehicle will be towed.

**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.

A message from Mayor Maria DiGiovanni

***Free Tax Preparation***

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Hackettstown Resident Community Swim

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***Miscellaneous  Information***

NJDEP Wood Burning Recommendations

NJDEP Wood Burning Tips
Wood Burning Tips- P128.pdf
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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

**Senior Activities and Information**

Current 2015 Senior Bus Trip

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Hackettstown Busy Seniors - Age 55 or Older

Hackettstown Busy Senior
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Assisted Living for Seniors in the Hackettstown Area

Rehabilitation and Affordable Housing Information

Rehab Brochure
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Warren County Rehab
Warren County Rehab.pdf
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Rehab Program Info
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Meeting Agendas