New Residents Information

Welcome newcomers! The Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus is a great place to live! Here is a quick review of almost everything that you may need. Please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Electric & Gas Service


Internet and Cable Service

Verizon FiOS





U.S. Post Office

Ho-Ho-Kus Post Office


Ho-Ho-Kus Public School
Northern Highlands Regional High School


HHK/Waldwick Cooperative Nursery School

Houses of Worship

Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

St. Gabriel's RC Church
St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church


Bergen Record

Ridgewood News

Town Journal

Garbage, Recycling, Brush & Leaves

Solid Waste bills are mailed once a year. The bill is in 4 quarters, due January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15 of each year.

Click here for Recycling/Solid Waste, Bulk and Leaf, information and Districts.

Solid Waste collection is 2x per week Monday & Thursday or Tuesday & Friday, according to your district, and 1x time per week Thursday or Friday, according to your district, November 1 through March 31. Collection is rear/side yard; do not put your containers curbside.

Recycling pick-up is every other Wednesday for your district. The Borough provides 32-gallon blue recycling cans for our residents. Newspaper and shiny paper should be put into brown paper bags, and cardboard broken down in one box or bundled.

Bulk - Each pick-up zone has a monthly Saturday morning bulk pick-up that excludes regular recycling material.

Leaf –Please place your leaves at the curb for the first day of each round of pick-up dates but no earlier than 7 days prior.

Recycling Center - The Ho-Ho-Kus Recycling Center is located at 26 Hollywood Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Click here for list of HHK Recycling Center accepted items and information sheet.

Please bring household hazardous waste and other recycling items to Bergen County Collection Events. Click here for Bergen County Utilities Authority information sheets and schedules.

Recycle Coach App - Never miss your pickup day again!  Recycling events for Bergen County Residents.

Tax Collection

Tax bills are mailed once a year. The bill is in 4 quarters, due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 of each year. Click here for more information.

Water Bills

Water bills are mailed each quarter. The water bill is due January  20, April 20, July 20 and October 20 of each year. To request an E-billing, please click HERE.

The watering schedule effective from Memorial Day to Labor Day is divided into three zones. Each area is permitted to water two days each week. No watering is permitted on Mondays. Please follow the regular watering schedule for your area. Click here for information, zones and schedule.

The Department of Public Works

The DPW is located at 23 Hollywood Avenue. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Click here for more information.

Pet Licenses

All  dogs and cats require a license each year through the Health Department. There is an annual rabies clinic. Click here for more information.

Train Station & Commuter Parking

NJ Transit offers convenient rail and bus transportation to New York City and beyond. The Ho-Ho-Kus Train Station is located on Brookside Avenue. For schedule and ticket information visit here. For information on Resident Parking Permits, click here.


Voter registration applications are available at the office of the Borough Clerk. Please click here for registration information.

Municipal Court

The Ho-Ho-Kus Municipal Court sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The Ho-Ho-Kus Municipal Court Office and Violations Bureau is located at the Municipal Complex at 333 Warren Avenue and is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Click here for additional details.

Building Permits

Check with the Construction Department prior to beginning any project to obtain the proper permits. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information.


The Borough has parking prohibitions and restrictions on some streets. There are parking time limits on streets in the Borough business district. There is no commuter parking outside of the designated street and parking lots (parking permits are available to Ho-Ho-Kus residents and business owners). There is no overnight parking in the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus. Effective August 1, 2021, requests for instant approval to park your car on the street overnight will be accepted by the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department. Click here to fill out the form, available on the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department website, and submit. Save the link to your devices for quick and convenient access. 

Police Department

The Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department is located in the Municipal Complex at 55 Sycamore Avenue. Their direct phone line is 201-652-1700; or, for emergencies, Dial 911. Click here for more information.

Fire Department

The Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department is located in the Municipal Complex at 52 Sheridan Avenue. For emergencies, Dial 911. Click here for more information.

Ambulance Corps

The Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corps is located in the Municipal Complex at 52 Sheridan Avenue. Dial 911 for emergencies. Click here for more information.

Recreation Commission

The Ho-Ho-Kus Recreation Commission is responsible for the coordination of all recreation activities throughout the Borough. Click here for detailed information.


Cub Scouts Pack 54, Boy Scout Troup 54, Daisy Scout to Brownies are active in Ho-Ho-Kus click here for the Boy Scouts or click here for the Girl Scouts. 


The Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library is located at 91 Warren Avenue. Click here for hours, information, and upcoming events.

Senior Citizens

Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Click here for more information.


The Washington Elm VFW Post 192 is located at 620 Cliff Street. Click here for more information.

County and State Services

Sources of Special Assistance – click here

Bergen County Human Services – click here

New Jersey State Services Directory – click here

Communication Resources

The Borough wants to stay in touch with you. Please register with our communication services Nixle and Swift911 to receive important Ho-Ho-Kus Borough information and alerts via free text and email. Also, download Recycle Coach to access recycling information and schedules, and Burbio for access to a free digital community calendar to help stay informed about government, school, library and community events.

Click here to register for our services.

Social Media

The Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus actively engages the community through social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people especially if you are new to town. Ho-Ho-Kus residents have a long history of volunteering for their community. We are fortunate to have so many dedicated people who contribute their time, and we are grateful for their outstanding contribution that strengthens Ho-Ho-Kus and makes it a great place to live. There are many volunteer opportunities for citizen involvement in Public Service, Emergency Services, Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Projects. Please consider volunteering and supporting Ho-Ho-Kus!

Shop Ho-Ho-Kus

Please support our local merchants by shopping and dining in Ho-Ho-Kus. A vibrant downtown benefits the community and gives all Ho-Ho-Kus residents a sense of pride and identity.