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Brief History

This is Rockleigh, New Jersey—population approximately 500. Here you may stroll colonial roads where Revolutionary troops once marched. Rockleigh’s landmarks lie within a 246.45 acre historic district, and lie adjacent to the historic district of Palisades, New York. We are traditionally connected to this area by Rockleigh Road. Once part of the Old Rockland Neighborhood, Rockleigh’s colonial history became the history of New York until 1769 when the boundary line with New Jersey was settled after a long and bitter dispute. During the Revolutionary War the area remained steeped in conflict between patriot and Tory. [Read More]




Rockleigh, New Jersey Current Events

2015 Rockleigh Municipal Budget

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PDF 2015_Municipal_Budget.pdf (1.07 MB)

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Rockleigh Borough adopted Codes

The direct link to access the Rockleigh Borough Code and Board of Health Code: Rockleigh Borough adopted Codes

Please click on the Borough Code link above to be automatically directed to the Codes. The Code is presented in a user-xfriendly format and the arrangement corresponds with the printed books.

NJDEP Newsletter: Proper Use of Woodstoves and Fireplaces In Cold Weather Months

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PDF Wood_Burning_Stoves.pdf (189 KB)

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Utility Companies, a PSE&G website

Emergency Contacts to Report Power Outages

PSE&G: 1 (800) 436-7734
Orange & Rockland: 1 (800) 434-4100

Please refer to for information on winter weather preparedness.


Garbage is picked up every Monday and Thursday.

Recycling is picked up every Thursday.

  • Recycling materials are allowed to be comingled (paper and plastics together).

There is no garbage or recycling pick up on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Emergency Preparedness Information

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PDF Emergency_Preparedness_Information.pdf (625 KB)

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Storm Water Information

Please see the PDF document below for easy things you can do every day to protect our water.

PDF Stormwater_2011 (2 MB)

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Board of Health Notice

If a Rockleigh resident acquires a dog 6 months of age or older (pursuant to section 5-3.4 of the Borough Code) it is mandatory to obtain a dog license. Permit forms for annual dog licenses are available for download from this website under Forms & Permits, or in the Office of the Borough Clerk.

Board of Health Flyer

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How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

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PDF Household_Hazardous_Waste_Collections.pdf (1.23 MB)

New Jersey State Library Web Site

The New Jersey State Library has created a web site that provides assistance to New Jersey residents and businesses to help them through tough economic times. The site has a wide range of useful links that may be of assistance to local officials that are trying to assist their residents address their concerns.

The site: has links and references in the following areas:

  • New Jersey Work Tools
  • New Jersey Financial Tools
  • New Jersey Housing Tools
  • New Jersey Health Tools
  • New Jersey Parental Tools
  • Tools for Seniors

Stormwater Related links

Environmental Education

Multimedia items, including tip cards that can be reproduced

Watershed Management Educational Resources

NJ Watershed Ambassador Program

Inspection Reports
All inspection reports are subject to "Open Public Records Act (OPRA)" at Rockleigh. The inspection report will be available for review at the following link:

Scroll to the blue header titled "Search for Regulated Sites by ID Number." The ID number is 213713 and the program is Water Quality. The inspection report will be available in about a month.

Leaf Removal

As a reminder, the Borough of Rockleigh does not provide leaf pick-up. It is the responsibility of each homeowner/landscaper to see that the leaves are removed or composted. If leaves are being removed by your landscaper they must be picked up and removed prior to your landscaper leaving the property. In addition, landscapers’ trailers are not to be left on any Borough Street unattended or unattached. Homeowners/landscapers are not to blow leaves onto streets, public property or that of your neighbors. (As per Borough Ordinance 07-07). Thank you for your cooperation.