Borough Operation Plan
We continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19. To adhere to recent public health and government recommendations, we have updated our operations plan which is effective immediately (March 20, 2020), and will remain in effect until further notice:
Public access to Borough Hall and the Charles S. Callman Court will be CLOSED until further notice. Please see the list below of operation directives, by department, for more information:
Borough staff will continue to conduct business via phone, email and fax. All payments, permit requests and documents requiring borough review/approval can be mailed to Borough Hall, or left in the overnight drop box found in the main entrance of Borough Hall:
Borough of Rumson
80 East River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
For payments, please call Borough Hall (732-842-3300) prior to dropping off or mailing in your payment to insure the correct amount.
If the incorrect amount is received by borough staff, your payment will still be deemed late or outstanding and will collect interest if applicable.
Department of Public Works
All garbage and recycling collection and pickup dates will remain as scheduled as of March 20, 2020 and until further notice.
NO WIPES IN THE PIPES! Only flush toilet paper down the toilet. Never flush: "flushable" wipes, baby wipes, paper towels, etc. They are not biodegradable. Flushing these items results in back-ups within the Borough's sewage lines, causing sewer backups into homes. Please dispose of these items in your trash bins to be picked up with your garbage.
Read this memo from the Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority.
Sewer, Taxes & Assessor Information
The borough tax office will continue to conduct business via phone, email and fax. All payments for sewer and taxes can be mailed to Borough Hall or left in the overnight drop box found in the main entrance of Borough Hall.
For sewer and tax payments, please call Borough Hall (732-842-3300) prior to dropping off or mailing in your payment to insure the correct amount. If the incorrect amount is received by borough staff, your payment will still be deemed late or outstanding and interest will increase.
Also please note that we cannot accept post-dated checks. Post-dated checks will be returned and payment will remain outstanding.
To speak with Borough Assessor Erick Aguiar, please email him directly for all questions/conference call requests: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Construction, Zoning & Planning
There will be access to the foyer of Borough Hall for all applicants who wish to file a permit application. When arriving, please follow the instruction above the Permit drop slot. Please note, this is different than the Drop box for envelope payments.
Should your permit application not fit into the drop slot set up, please call 732-842-3022 and someone will assist you.
For Inspections in Rumson and Fair Haven:
Only open air inspections for new construction, additions, pools, decks, etc. will be conducted at this time, with on-site contractors at a safe distance.
Progress inspections for occupied structures, under construction, will be conducted in the following manner: The agent or homeowner shall be at a safe distance from the inspector or have a mask. It anyone in the home feels ill please call and cancel at 732-842-3022.
Minor work, i.e., hot water heaters, furnaces, air conditioner replacements, will be conducted after the COVID-19 outbreak has passed.
We will utilize any and all means available to us with the current technology to enhance the inspection process.
Until further notice, please use this Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarm(s) & Fire Extinguisher Home Certification form. Upon completion, please email the form to Construction@RumsonNJ.gov.
Rumson Police Department
Non-emergency reports will now be taken over the phone to minimize exposure during the ongoing situation with COVID-19. Rumson PD will still be responding to ANY emergencies or urgent calls throughout the duration of this situation and ask for patience and understanding.
The Rumson Police Department would like to remind everyone to please lock your cars and take your keys with you. All vehicles which have been stolen in Rumson have been unlocked with the keys in the vehicle. The simple act of taking your key inside with you and locking the vehicle will help to reduce the possibility of your vehicle being stolen/burglarized.
The Rumson Police Department remains vigilant in providing the Borough of Rumson residents the most accurate and up-to-date information in an effort to remove unnecessary panic surrounding false information and news that is circulating various social media platforms. We invite our residents to visit the Rumson PD Facebook Page HERE in order to read the FACTS on COVID-19.
Borough of Rumson Meetings
The following Borough of Rumson meetings have been CANCELED until further notice: Planning Board, Zoning Board, and the Recreation, Environmental, Historic Preservation, Navesink River Municipalities, and Shade Tree Commission meetings.
Parks & Recreation Department
Parks will remain open. We recommend residents exercise caution when visiting public parks and adhere to recommended social distancing guidelines with public health and safety in mind. On March 16th, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No.104 to implement aggressive social distancing measures throughout the state.
Please click here to view the announcement.