Welcome to the Borough of Hamburg!

On behalf of the Mayor and  Council , we’re glad you have chosen the Borough of Hamburg as your new home!
Now that your big move is over it’s time to get settled into your new home. In order to make everything go smoothly Here is a list of information we hope you will find helpful as you get settled in your new home.

Making changes to your home or property

  • For Zoning Permits contact Joseph Drossel, Zoning and Property Maintenance Officer, (973)827-9230 ext. 4015.
  • For Construction/Building Permits  contact Joseph Butto, (973)823-7020 ext. 9001.  (Shared Service – Hardyston Municipal Bldg.)


All pets over 6 months of age must be licensed within 10 days of moving into the Borough.  DETAILS  

Public Schools

  • Hamburg School Grades PK – 8 is located at 30 Linwood Ave.,  More  information can be found at  www.hamburgschool.com or call (973) 827-7570
  • Wallkill Valley Regional High School is located at 10 Grumm Rd., Hardyston. More information can be found at www.wallkill.k12.nj.us or call (973) 827-4100


If you would like to speak with the Borough police department please call 973-827-6211.  In the event of an emergency please dial 9-1-1.


If you would like to become a member of the Hamburg Fire Department – OR-
If you are having an event and would like to rent either the Fire Pavilion or Hall please call – (973) 827 – 5577.


The Borough maintains a beautiful park and  recreation field on Gingerbread Castle Road. The location for many Borough events it includes sports fields, playground area and a running/walking path.  MAP


Recycling is picked up curbside each month  courtesy of the Borough.  DETAILS 


Meals on Wheels is available for Borough Seniors.  For more information please call (973) 383-3123.


Taxes are payable quarterly on the first day of February, May, August and November.  For more information DETAILS.


  • Electric
  • Garbage Pickup
    Waste Management
    Garbage may also be taken directly to the SCMUA facility at 34 Rt. 94, Lafayette.  For more information call 973-579-6998  Monday- Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
  • Gas
    Elizabethtown Gas
  • Phone
  • Water/Sewer
    The Borough has municipal water and sewer which are billed quarterly.  Water quality is tested annually and results mailed to homeowners. For more information Click here.  Or call the Borough Water/Sewer Collector at (973) 827-9230 x 4011 


Become an active participant in your community.  To find out how Click here or contact the Borough Clerk . 


To check your voter registration status please Click here.   To register  to vote Click here for registration form.