Municipal Offices & Facilities Info
Our municipal team, including our Health Department officials, first responders (police, fire, OEM), and Administration – are working closely together to plan and implement best-practice local actions. We are in frequent contact with County and State officials to ensure that our actions align with CDC recommendations, with guidance and directives issued by the State, and with plans that are being coordinated at the County level.
Morris Township has implemented new guidelines and procedures to ensure the safety of our residents.
- All of our municipal buildings are now closed. All events and activities have been cancelled until further notice.
- Our Township Administrator’s Office will be staffed to answer questions and provide assistance to residents when possible. Residents can contact the office by phone: (973) 326-7360 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our Township Health Department will also remain staffed. Residents can contact the office by phone: (973) 326-7390 or e-mail: email@example.com.
- Property taxes due May 1st may be made by mail, online, or in the drop box located outside the front door of the municipal building.
- Via Executive Order No. 130, Governor Murphy permitted municipalities to extend the grace period for 2nd quarter taxes to 6/1/20. The Township Committee has reviewed our budget to make sure the Township will be able to meet our financial obligations and has passed this resolution in the hopes to alleviate some of the burden on taxpayers during this time of the pandemic.
- Building Dept. can be reached by phone or email. Inspections will continue but it is imperative to keep social distancing between inspector and homeowner or contractor.
- Open Public Records Request (OPRA): The Township Clerk’s Office will make every effort in replying to OPRA requests, however we may take additional time. If feasible please delay your request until absolutely necessary. The Township of Morris thanks you for your patience
- Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 120, postponing primary elections on Tuesday, June 2 to Tuesday, July 7 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
- Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 144, creating a modified vote-by-mail election for the July 7th Primary. Visit https://morriscountyclerk.org/ to find out more info.
- Important notice to Morris County Primary Election Voters
Trash and Recycling & Other Collection Services
- Trash and recycling will continue as scheduled, but most non-essential services will be cancelled absent an emergency. Please do not put extra trash outside of your trash cart. If you require additional pickups, please call: (973) 326-7398 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Littering and improper disposal of germ-bearing items can undo our community’s efforts to contain viral germs, prevent the spread, and flatten the curve. So please properly and safely disposal of all trash items. (i.e. cleaning clothes, facial cleansing pads & cloths, facial tissues, latex gloves, used napkins, used paper towels, wipes, face masks, mop sheets, and personal protective equipment). View how to do so here or here.
Parks & Recreation / Swim Pool
- Morris Township Parks(passive recreation only/ fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, & restrooms closed) include:
- Tennis Courts Open for Restricted Play / Basketball/ Tennis update
- Swim Pool Opening / Waitlist (6/29 reached full capacity)
- In accordance with Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order 133 effective Sat, May 2nd all state parks will reopen (passive recreation only/ restrooms & playgrounds remain closed). In addition, golf courses(clubhouses will remain closed) and county parks to reopen (passive recreation only/ restrooms & playgrounds remain closed) View all info and rules here.
Social distancing will continue to be mandated.
Public Safety (Police, Fire, OEM, & Morris Minute Men)
- As always, our police officers and firefighters are here to protect us. Additionally, emergency medical services continue to be provided by the Morris Minute Men. Our Office of Emergency Management is standing by should their services be needed. Our first responders are taking additional precautions when responding to emergencies to ensure their safety and the safety of our residents.
Joint Municipal Court- located in Madison
- Municipal courts have cancelled their in person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court, 973-593-3026 to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address.
- The Municipal Court Office will remain open to accept fines and payments, schedule future court cases and conduct day to day business. Payments may be made online at NJMCDirect.com
- Municipal Courts will continue to handle emergent matters involving public safety and temporary restraining orders
Building / Code EnforcementPhone: 973-326-7445/ 973-326-7446
Fire DepartmentPhone: 973-326-7435/ Emergency Dial 9-1-1
Land UsePhone: 973-326-7215
Parks and RecreationPhone: 973-326-7371
PolicePhone: 973-539-0777Emergency: 911
Department of Public WorksPhone: 973-326-7398
Tax Assessor's OfficePhone: 973-326-7380
Tax Collector's OfficePhone: 973-326-7420
Township Clerk's OfficePhone: 973-326-7430
Water Pollution Control UtilityPhone: 973-326-7363