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Borough Hall Will Be Closed Monday, October 12th

Please be advised that Borough Hall will be closed on Monday, October 12th, in observance of Columbus Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday morning at 8:30AM.


SANDS CASINO BUS TRIP - The Recreation Commission is sponsoring a bus trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA, on Saturday, October 31st. The bus departs promptly at 9:00AM from the American Legion Post 287, 119 Route 183, Stanhope. The bus returns at approximately 4:00PM. Cost is only $25 per person and you will receive $20 casino voucher and a $5 food voucher. Enjoy fun, games and refreshments on the way to the casino. Seating is limited (Chartered Bus with bathrooms). Form and payment must be received by October 25th. If you have any questions please call 973-347-0159 x-39 or email the Recreation Commission at

Click here to view/print registration form: Sands Casino Bus Trip Registration

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR - Saturday, October 24th, Parade starts at 11AM sharp from Church Street and continues to Stanhope Fire House for games and activities.

Click Here to View/Print Flyer Halloween Parade Information


Sussex County homeowners will begin to receive their 2013 Homestead Benefit application packets beginning September 5, 2015. The deadline for filing will be October 30, 2015. PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS THE REBATE THAT YOU RECEIVE VIA A CREDIT ON YOUR TAX BILL. The last time rebates were applied to tax bills was May 1, 2015. Please click on the link below for additional information.

Click Here:Homestead Benefit Information


Click Here To View: 2015 Stanhope Borough Calendar

The 2015 Stanhope calendar has been mailed out. If you have a post office box, you may pick up a copy of the calendar at the Post Office (they are inside on the counter) or at Borough Hall.

Water Quality Report

Click Here to View/Print: Annual Drinking Water Quality Report For the Year 2015, Results From the Year 2014


Stanhope and Hopatcong – Applications are currently being accepted for volunteers to join the Stanhope – Hopatcong Regional Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) working with the Stanhope and Hopatcong Police Departments. These teams of trained community members will respond to the police station immediately following an incident of domestic violence, assisting victims and their children by offering support, encouragement, information, and referrals. Volunteers work in partnership with law enforcement officers and domestic violence professionals, each partner bringing separate and distinct skills and expertise to the collaborative project.

The application process includes submission of the application form, a personal interview, completion of a 40-hour training course, and reference and criminal background checks. The DVRT volunteer training for this joint team will begin in early 2015. Interested persons are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible to begin the process. Applications are available by contacting DASI at 973-579-2386 or


** UPDATE: The Passaic County Energy Pricing Cooperative System (PCECPS) which includes the Borough of Stanhope and several other Sussex County towns, recently held an electric supplier auction. The auction held on December 22, 2014 had two bidders, Constellation Energy and Tri-Eagle Energy. The lowest conforming bid was not lower than the Basic Generation Rate that residents currently pay.

The PCECPS has decided to not award a contract at this time. The auction may be held again in the near future if the market improves.


Borough joins regional group to seek lowest bids from dozens of energy suppliers;

Stanhope officials are working with a regional program to reduce electric bills for Borough residents. The Borough has joined a cooperative led by Passaic County to pursue Government Energy Aggregation (GEA), a state supported process. Passaic has operated a similar cost saving cooperative for municipal energy needs for four years.

Under the GEA program, the county will aggregate the energy needs of eligible residents of Stanhope and other participating towns, then seek bids on this pool from more than 30 state licensed energy suppliers. The suppliers bid their lowest rates in exchange for this potentially large volume of business.

There is no cost to the Borough or residents for these services, and Stanhope is not obligated to accept any bids. Residents may also opt out of the cost saving program at any time. Stanhope is joining about 12 other municipalities in the co-op, called the Passaic County Energy Cooperative Pricing System, to maximize savings to residents.

Please click here for additional information. Energy Aggregation Program Information
Click here for Stanhope's Introduction to Energy Aggregation: Stanhope's Introduction
Click here to view You Tube Video GEA Outreach Presentation
Click here to view GEA Overview: GEA Overview
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently Asked Questions


The Borough of Stanhope has launched a new Community Notification Service called "Nixle" to improve communication with our residents. By simply sending a text message with your zip code to 888777 you are instantly registered to receive text messages from the Borough covering emergency situations, advisory messages concerning the Borough, and information about upcoming events.

Want more control? Create a Nixle account at and tailor exactly what information you receive and how you want to receive it - via text message, email, mobile application or web browser.

Click here to view/print these instructions and additional information:
Nixle Community Notification Service


As of June 5, 2013, the Borough has contracted with Waste Management to begin "Single-Stream Recycling". The recycling will be picked up every Wednesday and all items can be put out every week. That means that cardboard, paper, glass, tin, plastic and aluminum can all be placed in the same recycling container and it will be picked up every Wednesday.

Click here to print/view the 2013 Single Stream Recycling Information Single Stream Recycling Flyer



Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local waterbodies. Along the way, the stormwater picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted stormwater can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers.

Human activity is largely responsible for the stormwater pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you.

Click here to find out what you can do: Clean Water NJ

Stormwater Management Information

Pet Waste Disposal

Tipcard for Pet Waste

Tipcard for Car Washing

Tipcard for Using Fertilizer

Tipcard for Motor Oil

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