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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]

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Rockleigh, New Jersey Current Events

Mayor and Council Meeting
November 2, 2020

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE on November 2, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., the Mayor and Council of Rockleigh will conduct an Electronic/ Audio Public Meeting in lieu of its in-person regular Public Meeting previously advertised. Members of the public may access the meeting and call in any questions or comment during the portion of the meeting reserved for public comments by dialing (978) 990-5000; Access Code: 893000#.

Agenda items for the meeting will be listed on the Borough website. The foregoing Electronic Public Meeting is recommended due to the current situation involving the COVID-19 Virus and directives of State and County governments.


Voter Registration Deadline—General Election

Please see the PDFs below for full details.

PDF Voter-Registration-Deadline_General-Election.pdf (591 kB)

PDF Bergen_County_Ballot_Drop_Boxes_Locations.pdf (343 kB)

Rockleigh's Hiking Trails

Rockleigh's hiking trails will be open June 22, 2020.

  • The children's park remain closed until further notice.

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PDF Rockleigh_hiking_trails_to_open

Meeting Cancellation : Rockleigh Planning Board

Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Rockleigh Planning Board meeting scheduled for June 29, 2020 has been cancelled.

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars

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NJMVC Adds More Online Services

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it has added to its growing offering of web-based transactions, expanding the types of vehicles eligible for online registration renewals and replacements.

The additional vehicle registration categories range from four-year commercial trailers to commuter vans and ATVs. A full list is available at

“We recognize that extended agency closures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have caused a hardship for many of our customers,’’ said MVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton. “While these closures are necessary to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees, the Commission has worked diligently on multiple fronts to offset these hardships, including the addition of key online services.’’

Customers should visit for the latest updates and news.

COVID-19 update for O&R (Orange & Rockland)

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COVID-19 update for SUEZ

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PDF SUEZ_CovidUpdate0317 (135 kB)

Police Department Update March 16, 2020

As of Tuesday March 17, 2020, the Northvale Police Department Headquarters will be closed to the public due to the Coronavirus emergency facing our nation and community. These measures are being taken to promote social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 and for the safety of our staff.

If you need police assistance please call the Northvale Police Department at 201-768-5900. Our 24 hour dispatchers are available to answer all calls.

Requests for Motor Vehicle Crash reports and Incident Reports can be made over the phone and can be faxed or emailed to you when completed.

In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1. In the interest of public safety, please inform the dispatcher if you are quarantined (mandatory or self-imposed) in your home due to possible or confirmed Covid-19 exposure. If possible please place a sign on your front door or window to alert police and safety personnel to take precautionary measures. Upon arrival officers will be asking you questions and will only enter your home or business if determined to be necessary. Please be patient and respect this procedure as it is for the safety of all involved. Please use social distancing measures when interacting with officers.

We are committed to providing the residents and businesses of Northvale with the highest service as we have always done. We need to protect our personnel so that we can continue to serve and meet the needs of the community.

Thank you for your support and cooperation during this difficult time. As a community, we can get through this together.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Howard Ostrow,
Chief of Police/OEM Coordinator



The documents attached below are for your reference with regard to the Building Department, Office of the Clerk, Office of the Registrar & Vital Statistics and the Municipal Court.

PDF NJ_State_Vital_Statistics_Bulletin_Covid-19.pdf (85 KB)

PDF Borough_Clerk_Requests.pdf (212 KB)

PDF Building_Department.pdf (239 KB)

PDF Municipal_Court.pdf (217 KB)

PDF Office_of_Vital_Statistics.pdf (216 KB)

PDF OSHA_FAQ_Exp_Respirators.pdf (904 KB)

PDF The_Road_Back_-_Restoring_Economic_Health_Through_Public_Health (223 KB)

Additional Information

Please see the PDF document below for more information.

PDF Supp_COVID-19_HC_Facilities_04.17.2020.pdf (257 KB)

PDF Coronavirus_Facts-CDC_Branded.pdf (161 KB)

PDF COVID-19-MessageMaps-03022020.pdf (154 KB)

PDF COVID19_schools_FINAL_3.2.20.pdf (208 KB)

PDF Guide_for_businesses.pdf (1.52 MB)

PDF Hand_Washing-Female.pdf (9.24 MB)

PDF Hand_Washing-Male.pdf (2.56 KB)

PDF LINCS_M_M_030420_level3.108102_002.pdf (228 KB)

PDF Stop_the_Spead_of_Germs.pdf (4.29 KB)

PDF Wash_You_ Hands.pdf (717 KB)

PDF What_You_Need_To_Know_About_Coronavirus.pdf (1008 KB)

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Borough Codes—Rockleigh Borough adopted Codes

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

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PDF 2018_Rockleigh_Zoning_Map.pdf (1.00 MB)

Please click on the Borough Code link above to be automatically directed to the Codes. The Code is presented in a user-friendly 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).

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

Please see the Board of Health page for more information

How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

Please see PDF below for more information.

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.