Building Department

Permits are needed for most improvements to your property, if you are unsure please do not hesitate to call the Building Department to inquire if a permit is needed.. READ MORE

Department of Public Works

dpwcarThe primary function of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is the maintanance of all township roadways, traffic signs and signals, and right of ways.

DPW also handles the repair and maintenance...READ MORE

Fire Department



The Totowa Fire Department was established in 1908 by a group of concerned citizens wanting fire protection that did not have to come from out of town. Initially two volunteer fire companies were organized.READ MORE


Health Department

The Totowa Health Department carries out the policies of the Board of Health and the New Jersey State Department of Health.. READ MORE

Municipal Clerk

The Borough Clerk’s Office is the hub of municipal operations and serves as liaison officer between the governing body and the taxpayers/residents.  The Borough Clerk also serves as liaison between the governing body and the general body of municipal personnel. READ MORE

Municipal Court

If you would like to pay your ticket or would like information regarding the Municipal Court, please visit their website at

Police Department

policecar The Totowa Police Department is a full service agency working for and with our citizens to enrich and strengthen the quality of life within our Borough. We are committed to being able to respond to the diverse needs within our town. We recognize the need to build partnerships with all members of our community in an effort to maintain law and order. We will strive to protect and serve with excellence... READ MORE.

Sewer Department

The primary function of the Totowa Sewer Department is to handle and manage the collection and conveyance of approximately 2,500,000 gallons per day of sanitary sewerage from individual users through the Borough...READ MORE

Tax Department

The Tax Collector’s office is responsible for collecting property taxes for all Totowa Borough’s properties. Please feel free to contact our office if additional information is required related to the payment of taxes.

Water Department

The Water Department is responsible for the reading of water meters and the collection of water bills. If you suspect a water leak, please contact the water department at (973) 956-1000.

Welfare Department

The purpose of the Welfare Department is to take care of Totowa residents (singled or couples) who are in need of financial or medical assistance..READ MORE