The Upper Saddle River Police Department is proud to announce the launch of our newly revised website,  The site is extremely user friendly, whether on a desktop or mobile device.  The website provides information about the Police Department to include our different divisions, mission statement, department roster and Chief’s message.  By using the different tabs on the home screen, you have access to all pertinent information and links such as: Alarm registration; Applications for Community Programs such as CERT, Camera Registration, At Risk Registry, Firearms, Swift Reach Emergency Notification, Handicapped Parking Permits and Solicitor permits.  The home page also features the Department’s Facebook page and a Police Blotter


The website also provides answers to frequently asked questions about:


  • Child seat laws,
  • Police and crash reports,
  • Paying tickets,
  • Reporting animal cruelty,
  • Overnight parking and vacant house checks,
  • Where to obtain parking permits,
  • Impounded vehicle release and
  • Reporting a power outage.
  • Our website can also be used to find links to other Borough websites.  Come check us out at


The 2020 CENSUS:

The U.S. Constitution requires that the federal government take a count of the population every ten years. The 2020 Census will begin on April 1, 2020.   The U.S. Census Bureau is the agency that is responsible for collecting the data and keeping it confidential.  The census provides vital information for our community.  The results affect your voice in government, determine how much funding our community receives and how we plan for the future.


  • Data determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.Redistricting counts are sent to states by March 31, 2021.
  • Each year, the federal government distributes more than $675 billion to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open businesses.


For the above reasons, it is important to participate and that is why we are bringing it to everyone’s attention.  In 2020, the Census Bureau has made it easier than ever to participate.  For the first time, information can be input on-line, by phone and by mail.  Instructions on how to fill it out online, by phone, or by mail will be delivered via mail to each home.  Please take the time to fill out the census survey – babies, college students and parents living with their adult children should be included if that is the primary residence.    For more information, please visit  Census workers will visit homes only if there has been no response. 



The Tax Office wishes to remind residents that the first quarter 2020 taxes are due on or before February 1, 2020. Upper Saddle River offers a ten-day grace period. If taxes are not paid by February 10th, State law requires that interest is then due from February 1st  to the date they are paid.  Check or money orders only, no cash will be accepted. 



Thursday, February 27, 2020 from noon-1pm at Borough Hall. 



There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Bergen County Utilities Authority, Foot of Empire Blvd., Moonachie, NJ.  The collection hours are 9am-3pm, rain or shine.  Free of charge for Bergen county residents, ID required.  Visit for additional information.



Tennis permits for the use of the USR tennis courts, located on West Saddle River Roadin front of Reynolds School, are available Borough Hall or at the Tennis Courts from Tennis Pro Sharron Mattiace. A family membership is $40.00 and an individual membership is priced at $25.00. All residents must have a permit and display permit on the sign-up board located at the entrance of the courts. For more information please call the USR Recreation Department at 201-327-3634 or . Visit the

Borough website at for information about all Recreation programs.



Garbage: February Every Monday & Thursday

Garbage WILL BE collected on February 17, 2020 – President’s Day


February West Side:  Tuesday February 4th and 18th

February East Side:   Tuesday February 11th and 25th

NOTE: Must call by 10am the NEXT DAY to report missed Trash/Recycles.

Curbside White Goods:  Thursday, February 6, 2020

Call 201-327-2196 x221 to schedule appointment

for the appliance at LEAST three days prior

Curbside Bulky Trash:   Friday, March 20, 2020



Upper Saddle River dogs and cats are due for their annual licenses. The new 2020 certificates and tags will be available at the Borough Hall starting January 2020.  Licenses are required for all dogs and cats that have had rabies shots.  Proof of rabies immunization, which must be valid through the 10th month of the licensing year as required by the State of NJ, and proof of neutering/spaying (if applicable) are also required. USR basic licensing fee for dogs is $15 and for cats $5.  There is an additional charge of $3 for a non-neutered/spayed dog or cat.  This fee is established by the State to help control the stray animal population.  There is a $5 late fee for dogs and cats registered after February 14, 2020.  Forms available on the Borough website:



Joanne L. Minichetti – Mayor

Roger DeBerardine, –

Steven DiMartino –

Jon Ditkoff –

Vincent Durante, Council President –

Joanne Florio –

Douglas Rotella –