BERGEN COUNTY — While the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, borough halls in the region have begun reopening up to the public.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious financial impact on local governments across the country,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. “This past June my administration offered much-needed financial relief to our 70 towns through the Bergen County CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) Municipal Reimbursement Program. We made CARES funds available to provide direct reimbursement for COVID-19 expenses incurred in their efforts to combat the spread of the pandemic and the aftermath which followed.” 

The City of Hackensack reopened borough hall on July 13 by appointment only, in addition to Dumont earlier this month, and Paramus on August 24. 

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The Dumont council unanimously supported a resolution opening Dumont Borough Hall to the public by appointment only.

"As my administration established policies for the road to reopening the health and safety of our residents and the workforce continue to remain our top priority. Along with our new protocols, the Borough provided COVID-19 tests for our entire workforce, retrofitted plexiglass at all public stations, and installed no-touch thermal scanners for each employee and visitor that enters Borough Hall,” said Mayor Andrew LaBruno. “The Borough of Dumont is the first municipality in Bergen County to install GoSafe thermal scanners to provide a safe environment and this technology along with many additional costs incurred due to the pandemic will be covered under CARES funding.  We are proud to announce that Dumont Borough Hall will be open to the public by appointment only starting September 3rd, 2020. While we are pleased to return to full operations under our new normal I must stress that the public health crisis remains and all visitors and employees must continue to adhere to all current Executive Orders and CDC guidelines to maintain workplace safety."

"I would like to thank all the city's employees for continuing their outstanding work despite difficult circumstances throughout this crisis," said Mayor John Labrosse. “To our residents, we appreciate your patience and understanding for the past several months as we all have had to make significant adjustments to how our city operates. Our offices are here for you, and we encourage everybody to use them as a resource." 

The following Hackensack offices are open by appointment only:

City Manager- 201-646-3900
Police Dept. (Non-Emergency) - 201-646-7777
Fire Dept. (Non-Emergency)     - 201-646-7800
DPW - 201-646-3951
Sanitation/Recycling - 201-646-3955
Recycling Hotline - 201-646-8049
Building Dept. - 201-646-3920
Tax Collector - 201-646-3927
Tax Assessor - 201-646-3924
City Clerk - 201-646-3940
Municipal Court - 201-646-3971
Health Dept. - 201-646-3965
Recreation Dept. - 201-646-8042
Cultural Arts Dept. - 201-820-3007
Johnson Public Library - 201-343-4169 (No Appointment Necessary)