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Mayor Vergano

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Located in the heart of Passaic County, New Jersey, less than twenty miles from midtown New York City, Wayne Township offers its citizens and guests a balanced suburban community. From lake communities loaded with recreational facilities and museums, an excellent modern free public library, exceptional public school system, and William Paterson University, one of New Jersey's state universities, to shopping and business centers, Wayne has something for everyone. Our site provides informational services about township departments and divisions, history, recreation, and more!

Attention Homeowners!

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We were just made aware that there is a new phone scam going on stating that your property is in Tax Sale with the Township of Wayne and that you are in danger of losing your home. Most likely this is false. Please do not give them any information or send them money. Call our office before you do anything. You can call our office to make sure your property is paid current at (973)694-1800 ext 3330.

Council President Franco Mazzei

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Message From The Council President
 
Dear Neighbors,

I begin this letter not only being honored to once again serve as the Council President for Wayne Township but also as a member of our remarkable community. This past year, I believe that all of our citizens have come to realize how fortunate we are to have Mayor Christopher Vergano’s steadfast leadership. Even during his cancer treatments and the COVID pandemic, Mayor Vergano’s guidance enabled the Township’s administration and employees to continue to provide the high quality of services that our residents have come to expect. I believe that during this time of uncertainty, there was nothing uncertain about Wayne Township because of our Mayor! Accordingly, I want to thank Mayor Vergano for his unwavering dedication to all of us!

As we strive to remain fiscally responsible, the Council is focused on assisting the Mayor and his Administration with undertaking all measures necessary to continue to maintain Wayne Township as an exceptional place to work and raise a family. Even though our Township, state and country have faced many challenges, we continue to explore, develop and implement new ways to improve and maintain our vital community assets. Please know that the Council stays committed to promoting and providing our Township with conversational opportunities, to facilitate an informed community.

As such, on behalf of myself and my fellow Councilmembers I invite you to attend the Council Meetings and bring us your ideas, concerns, and suggestions. If it is important to you, it is important to us. Please let us know how we may help you.

The Township Council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. We look forward to seeing you, but if you are unable to attend, you can also watch our meetings live on Channel 77 or On Demand via our website. Furthermore, you may contact any Council member via e-mail, or by calling the Township Clerk’s office at 973-694-1800 ext. 3208.

We remain committed to you, our neighbors of Wayne Township, and we thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Franco Mazzei

Council President

Recycling and Solid Waste

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Wayne offers Recycling & Solid Waste Internet ePortal and SmartPhone Apps featuring a detailed Collection Calendar customized to your address. Search the "What goes where" database for specific item type instructions. Keep track of upcoming Special Collection Events such as Hazardous Household Items, Prescription Disposal and even Confidential Document Shredding! Report a Waste Problem or Send Comments & Suggestions through the App.

Tax Information

paytaxesAs of July 22, 2022, the 2022 Final/2023 Preliminary Tax Bills have been updated and the amounts due are available on our website for viewing or payment. The bill is currently being prepared for printing and mailing and should be in the mail by August 1, 2022.

The new grace period for the 3rd qtr and ONLY the 3rd qtr 2022 will be extended to August 29, 2022. Any payments received after August 29, 2022, will accrue interest to the original due date of August 1, 2022.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

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Wayne Township is pleased to offer first, second, third and booster COVID vaccinations to those eligible as per CDC guidelines. The following vaccinations are available: Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J. 

  • Wayne Township provides vaccinations on Wednesdays only.
  • Appointments are recommended and can be booked on the Township website before each clinic.
  • Walk-ins welcome but appointments are preferred.
  • For those receiving 2nd, 3rd or booster vaccinations - PLEASE BRING YOUR CDC VACCINATION CARD WITH YOU TO THE CLINIC.
  • 6 Months of age and older

Announcements from the Division of Revenue

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We are in the process of mailing out the 2021-2022 tax bill.

The 3rd quarter taxes normally due August 1st will now be due on August 30th. Any payments received after August 30, 2021 will be charged interest. Interest will revert back to the original due date of August 1, 2021. Any questions please call our office at 973-694-1800 ext 3330.

Coronavirus Updates

Corona Virus January 18th, 2022
COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chris Vergano:

The State of New Jersey has advised us that they have zero new COVID-19 deaths to report for today for Wayne Township. Unfortunately, we have lost 228 residents to this pandemic. Our condolences go out to the families of all the precious residents that we have lost.

I can also report that we have 6 positive test results from today's report. Our total positive number is now at 11,171. We need to continue our social distancing.

Special Needs Registry Form

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The Wayne Police Department would like to better serve the members of the community who have Autism, Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and/or other forms of Cognitive Impairment. To further assist this community, we are asking parents, guardians, and caretakers of these individuals to complete the attached Emergency Awareness Form.

Please click the 'Continue Reading' to view the form.

Wayne Township's Age-Friendly Initiative

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Wayne for All Ages is a new task force created by Wayne Township’s Senior and Social Services Department to address resident concerns, initiate new age-friendly programs, and create ways to support people of all ages by improving their quality of life.

Please click the link below for more information.

Affordable Housing Public Information

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February 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM

The Wayne Township Mt. Laurel Committee will be having a public presentation regarding the status of the Township’s efforts to settle its state-mandated affordable housing obligation. Session will be broadcasted live via Zoom and the Township's TV77 and public will have an opportunity to ask questions via Zoom. Please click below for more information.


Mayor Vergano Announces Partnership with Wayne Counseling and Family Services

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Message from Mayor Vergano:

In recognition of the impact the pandemic has had on our community, Mayor Vergano and Wayne Counseling and Family Services would like to announce a partnership to assist Wayne residents who need access to mental health services during these difficult times. This agreement will use relief funds to provide mental health services to Wayne residents when all other means of payment have been exhausted.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

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The Wayne Township Health Department, along with Wayne Township Office of Emergency Management, is monitoring this rapidly evolving situation closely. We are in regular contact with the Passaic County Health Department, NJ Department of Health (NJDOH), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that accurate and timely information is being provided. 

CDC and EPA Disinfection Guidance
Best Practices for Food Retail Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-up/Delivery Services

Your Tax Dollars At Work

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With the Township only controlling 20% of our tax bills, our major responsibility is attempting to keep our tax base as stable as possible.  I am proud to commend our Township employees for continuing to do a fantastic job with a sleeker workforce!

COVID-19 Information

 
  • Wayne Township provides vaccinations on Wednesdays only.
  • Appointments can be made on the Township website before each clinic.
  • Walk-in welcome but appointments are preferred.
  • For those receiving 2nd, 3rd or booster vaccinations - PLEASE BRING YOUR CDC VACCINATION CARD WITH YOU TO THE CLINIC.
  • 6 Months of age and older
 
If you are symptomatic please contact your physician.

 DO NOT BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE SYMPTOMATIC

Book an appointment with Wayne Township

Finance Budget

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Each year, Wayne Township prepares an annual budget that is approved by the Township Council and the State of New Jersey. This process starts when the municipal department hands submit their budget proposals for review by the Business Administrator and the Finance Department.  After review and revision, the budget is introduced to the Township Council for approval. If approved by the Council, the budget is then submitted to the Division of Local Government Services in Trenton for its review and approval.

The current introduced budget can be found on the Finance Documents page.

Online Services

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Mayor Vergano would like to remind our citizens that Wayne Township offers many services online. Some of the services include Tax/Utility/Ticket violation payments, File a Police Report online (Currently Unavailable), and Public Records. Please Visit our eGov Portal for more information.

Please be advised: As per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order we will be extending our Grace period for May 1st property tax payments to June 1st.  Any payments received after June 1st will be charged interest back to May 1st.


Notice of Change of Court Hearings Update: March 30, 2020

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Be advised that because of the various shut-downs and restrictions imposed by reason of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the New Jersey Courts have minimized or eliminated most ‘in-person’ Court Hearings.

As of March 30th, the Court has advised that the Fairness Hearing remains scheduled to take place on March 31st at 10:30 AM, through a Virtual Courtroom.

Details within the "Continue Reading" tab.

Public TV and Emergency AM Radio

WayneAM1690Wayne Emergency Radio, AM 1690, broadcasts notifications of emergent situations affecting the Township. The system is a special low power broadcast approved by the FCC designed primarily for on-street or outdoor coverage. The system also monitors the National Weather Service and automatically re-broadcasts any weather-related notifications in our area. Additionally, since the system is a special low power broadcast designed for on-street coverage, we also stream the broadcast on the Internet.

Measles Information

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Public Health Information Regarding Measles

With the recent outbreaks of measles occurring in the United States, the Wayne Health Department understands that there might be some questions or concerns. We have provided the attached documents to help explain what is considered an exposure and what you need to do if you have been told that you have been exposed to measles. Any questions please contact the Wayne Public Health Nurses at 973-694-1800 ext. 3373.

PSA: Gift Card Scam

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The IRS, Law Enforcement, or other government agencies and utility companies will never ask you for gift cards as payment or as a form of posting bail for a family member. Please report any scams to the Wayne Police Department: 973-694-0600.

Town Hall

475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesdays open until 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays

Wayne DPW Complex

201 Dey Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 7:00am-3:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays