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UPDATED 07/30/2020

 

 

 

 

Hunterdon County Health Department Novel Coronovirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

HUNTERDON COUNTY CONTINUES TO WORK FOR THE PUBLIC

Hunterdon County government remains fully operational.  Due to governmental restrictions put in place to protect the public and County employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is limited public access to various county offices. 

Please call the appropriate county office in order to determine what level of access is permitted.  To observe social distancing, some staff are on site at county offices and others are available remotely, on a rotating basis.

Please click on the Department or Division below to find out more about county services.

PLEASE REVISIT THIS PAGE OFTEN 6AS IT WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED
Last Updated: 07/29/2020

UPDATES FROM COUNTY OFFICES AND THEIR SERVICES:

ADMINISTRATION

COUNTY CLERK

COUNTY LIBRARY

CULTURAL AND HERITAGE

ELECTION BOARD

EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING CENTER

ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS

- Shade Tree Commission

FINANCE

FREEHOLDERS

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

- County Transfer Station

HUMAN RESOURCES

HUMAN SERVICES

LEGAL COUNSEL

PARKS AND RECREATION

PLANNING DEPARTMENT

PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE

RUTGERS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

SURROGATE'S COURT

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

TAX BOARD

 

 

ADMNISTRATION:
County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Building #1 - 3rd Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822

WEBSITE

Staff are present and working! To protect you and staff from risk of exposure to COVID-19, PLEASE CONDUCT BUSINESS WHENEVER POSSIBLE VIA EMAIL AND TELEPHONE.

If you need to drop something off or speak to a staff person, please call: (908)788-1104 or email rcass@co.hunterdon.nj.us 

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COUNTY CLERK:
Hall of Records
71 Main Street, Building #2
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

HUNTERDON COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

The Hunterdon County Clerk’s Office is now open to the public 9am-4pm.

The public must wear a face covering when entering the building.  Our public hours have been adjusted to 9am-4pm.

County Clerk’s Passport Service:

We will begin processing passport applications by appointment only to avoid crowding and to maintain proper social distancing within our office. The US Department of State is not providing delivery turnaround times of passports or documents. They are still experiencing backlogs and delays.  There is no expedited service provided at this time. Offices are opening in Phases and are still in Phase One- processing only Emergency Passports (life & death situations). Please call our office at (908)788-1221 to make an appointment, and to find out how to make sure your visit and time applying for your passport is organized and efficient. 

To see the latest COVID information from the US Department of State Passport Operations-please visit the link below at:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

Search Room

The Search Room is now open to the public.  A face covering must be worn.  Gloves are provided. Due to the social distancing requirements, staff assistance will be limited to providing verbal instructions on how and where to search for the reference materials and what is available within the Search Room.  Unfortunately, for their protection as well as your own, they will not be permitted to stand close to customers as in the past nor work with them throughout the Search Room. We ask that you maintain the recommended “6 feet” of social distancing when researching records. 

Ident-a-Shred

The next Ident-a-Shred event is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 8am-noon at the Route 12 County Complex.

We welcome you back. Our employees’ health and safety as well as your health and safety are of the upmost importance to us.

All our best from our office to our friends that everyone gets through this healthy and safe,

Mary H. Melfi,
County Clerk & Staff

 

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COUNTY LIBRARY: - All Branches.
WEBSITE

Library Update

Headquarters and the North County Branch are now open to the public:

  • Monday, Friday, Saturday 9-2
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-7

Due to state regulations we are limited to 25% capacity and masks must be worn at all times

Please return all materials to the outdoor book drops
Computer usage is limited to one-hour per person per day
No Contact Curbside Pick-up of materials is still available
South County Branch has started offering No Contact Curbside Pick-up of materials

For additional information please visit: http://hclibrary.us

 

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CULTURAL & HERITAGE COMMISSION:
Historic County Courthouse
71 Main St., Building 3, 1st Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822

WEBSITE

For public access information, please call (908) 237-2010 or email cultural@co.hunterdon.nj.us for staff assistance.

JULY 29, 2020 COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA:
The Commission’s July meeting will be held telephonically at (877) 658-5107 OR (720) 399-1520
When prompted for a passcode, enter 438836, then press #.
Out of consideration for others, please mute your phone unless you are speaking.

The Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs staff are present and working! To protect you and staff from risk of exposure to COVID-19, PLEASE CONDUCT BUSINESS WHENEVER POSSIBLE VIA EMAIL AND TELEPHONE.

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ELECTION BOARD:
Historic County Court House
71 Main Street, Building #3, 3rd Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

Our office is open to the public. If you need assistance, please call us at 908-788-1190.

The public must wear a face covering when entering the building.

Thank you for your continued support.

Best Regards,

Beth Thompson
Supervisor/ Administrator
Hunterdon County Board of Elections

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EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING CENTER:
59 Petticoat Lane
Annandale, NJ 08801WEBSITE

COVID-19 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING TRANING CENTER SUSPENSION OF COURSES

Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center Courses Suspension Update

The rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation is disconcerting to many of us, especially with the magnitude of unknowns. The Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center has been working diligently to monitor and adjust as necessary, not only out of concern for the health and safety of our community, but with a commitment to our first responders and our ability to support students’ academic success.

We acknowledge that prematurely opening to conduct in-person instruction can still put our responders at risk. At this time, we have decided to cancel all in-person classes through July 1, 2020. Our virtual courses will continue; they are NOT canceled during this period.  We will also be expanding our virtual course opportunities in the month June to offer a wider selection of courses. This decision was made with an abundance of caution and after significant deliberation various county departments, other Tier 1 Academies, and the State of New Jersey. 

We will keep our stakeholders updated as this situation is continueously changing. Please stay well and look after your loved ones during this time.

Emergency Management Coordinator                                 Frank J Ur, Coordinator HCESTC
bfahey@co.hunterdon.nj.us                                              fur@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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ENGINEERING/PUBLIC WORKS:
Route 12 County Complex
314 State Route 12, Building #1, 1st Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

Visitors are being seen by appointment only, and we ask that whenever possible, to please conduct business via email and telephone. If you need to schedule an appointment or speak to a staff person please call:

(908) 788-1227 – for the Engineering division or email: engineering@co.hunterdon.nj.us

(908) 788-1178 – for the Roads and Bridges Division or email: roads@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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SHADE TREE COMMISSION
WEBSITE

Questions regarding the activities of the Shade Tree Commission should be directed to:engineering@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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FINANCE:
County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Building #1 - 2nd Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

Finance and Purchasing Division staff are present and working! To protect you and staff from risk of exposure to COVID-19, PLEASE CONDUCT BUSINESS WHENEVER POSSIBLE VIA EMAIL AND TELEPHONE.

If you need to drop something off or speak to a staff person, please call: (908) 788-1120 or email hcfinance@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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FREEHOLDERS/CLERK OF THE BOARD:
County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Building #1 - 3rd Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

Staff are present and working! To protect you and staff from risk of exposure to COVID-19, PLEASE CONDUCT BUSINESS WHENEVER POSSIBLE VIA EMAIL AND TELEPHONE.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING FREEHOLDER BOARD MEETING VISIT: http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/frholder/2020/calendar.html

If you need to drop something off or speak to a staff person, please call: (908)788-4613 or email freeholders@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
Route 12 County Complex
314 State Route 12, Building #1, 2nd Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

The County Health Department continues to provide essential services to residents and businesses but encourages the electronic transfer of documents and conducting business by phone when possible. If not feasible, the Department has instituted a drop-off process outside the Health Department’s office. Call 908-788-1351 for more details or visit the Health Department Website.

JOINT COVID-19 TESTING SITE WITH SOMERSET COUNTY

New Policy Procedures for doing business with the County Health Department due to COVID-19

Staff are present and working! To protect you and staff from risk of exposure to COVID-19, please conduct business whenever possible via email and telephone.

If you need to drop something off or speak to a staffperson, please call: (908) 788-1351 or email health@cohunterdon.nj.us

County Transfer Station:
11 Petticoat Lane
Annandale, NJ 08801
Phone: (908) 236-9088
WEBSITE

UPDATE MAY 20, 2020:

HUNTERDON COUNTY TRANSFER STATION RESIDENTIAL BULK WASTE DROP OFF On Saturdays In Hunterdon County Will be REOPENING MAY 30, 2020

Regular Business Hours:  Saturdays 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.

COST: $22.00 per car.   $32.00 per SUV, van or truck.   $10.00 extra for a trailer.   

NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE - NO ELECTRONICS - NO HAZARDOUS WASTE

RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING may still be dropped off at the Recycling Area at the Transfer Station, between the hours of 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday. Residents are directed to observe social distancing when delivering recycling materials.

Please check the Website for updates www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/recycling.html

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HUMAN RESOURCES:
County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Building #1 - 3rd Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

Staff are present and working! To protect you and staff from risk of exposure to COVID-19, PLEASE CONDUCT BUSINESS WHENEVER POSSIBLE VIA EMAIL AND TELEPHONE.

If you need to drop something off or speak to a staff person, please call: (908) 788-1114 or email personnel@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
Route 31 County Complex
Gaunttt Place
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

UPCOMING HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT'S COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

Housing Division: WEBSITE
Staff will be in the office during business hours to assist by phone 908-788-1336, public access to the building is restricted.  

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Senior Center: WEBSITE

On site programs are temporarily suspended indefinitely based upon the Governor’s executive orders. Some Virtual Programs are being offered, please visit the Senior Center's Website for information

SENIOR CENTER MOVIE MATINEES: Join the Senior Center without leaving home as we “stream” entertaining and educational videos on performing arts, culture and history – all free of charge! All you need is a computer or tablet with a broadband internet connection. Matinees will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am:

The Western Pacific Rim – July 29th
Falling Down Stairs – August 12th
Welcome to Nano City – August 26th

Find out how you can join us for a FREE Movie Matinee by, clicking here....

SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS VIRTUAL PROGRAMS: All onsite and offsite fitness programs are temporarily suspended. Information is subject to change; please check the Senior Health and Fitness website periodically for additions and cancellations.

VIRTUAL FITNESS CLASSES USING ZOOM TECHNOLOGY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

All virtual fitness classes will be free of charge. Registration is required.  Instructions to join and invitation will be emailed to you.  You must be a member of the Senior Center and Senior Health and Fitness Program and sign a waiver to enter the class 

HEALTHY BONES
Instructor:  Linda Cornell
Mondays – 9:30 am
Thursdays – 10:00 am

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS
Instructor: Jeanie Franzo
Tuesdays – 9:00 am
Fridays -11:00 am

ZUMBA GOLD
Instructor: Jeanie Franzo
Thursdays – 10:00 am

CO-ED FITNESS
Instructor: Nick Detura
Tuesdays – 2:00 pm
Thursdays – 10:00 am

QI GONG
Instructor: Dave Berger
Fridays: 9:00 am

The Meals on Wheels program will continue with a meal drop off program designed to eliminate personal interaction between participants and volunteers.

The Mr. Fix-It Appliance Days have been postponed until further notice. However the Mr. Fix-It Program is overing limited Services. Visit our website for information.

Seniors with questions may contact the Senior program by calling (908) 788-1361 during regular business hours or via email at aging@co.hunterdon.nj.us.

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Social Services Division: WEBSITE

County residents who wish to apply for SNAP food assistance, or cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey program can do so online at NJHelps.org.

During this public health crisis, Social Services can conduct interviews by phone. Applicants do not need to come into the office to apply.

Residents are encouraged to call Social Services at 908-788-1300 if they have an emergency housing need.

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Transportation (LINK) www.ridethelink.com:

COVID-19 UPDATE:

LINK is now accepting all trips requests allowed except trips to COVID Testing Sites.

LINK vehicles cannot transport passengers for COVID related testing including the test site at Walmart and CVS in Flemington. These testing site will not allow entry if residents do not arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver’s license and prescription. For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car.

LINK bus capacity is increased to full capacity except the 1st row behind the driver.

Passengers are required to wear a facial covering while on the LINK vehicles.

Dialysis – Fully operational. Drivers are not allowed to enter dialysis, only to outside their door.

No tickets, no receipts, no change, no bills for fares being accepted. No exchanges between passenger and driver to decrease potential risk between passengers and drivers.

If you have any questions please contact LINK at 1-800-842-0531 or visit www.ridethelink.com

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One-Stop Career Center/Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Training Service Centers: WEBSITE

in-person unemployment insurance and careeer services are not available07/13/2020: In-Person Unemployment Insurance and Career Services are Not Available

For the health and safety of our staff and customers, services are being offered virtually or telephonically only.

Please visit https://myunemployment.nj.gov to:

• File an unemployment claim
• Check claim status
• Certify for weekly benefits
• Reset your PIN or password
• Start your job search
• Begin career training and education
• Submit questions via chat and email
• Find helpful information and resources

You may also call your appropriate regional phone number below for further assistance:

• North New Jersey: 201-601-4100
• Central New Jersey: 732-761-2020
• South New Jersey: 856-507-2340
• Out-of-state claims: 888-795-6672 (you must call from a phone with an out-of-state area code)
• New Jersey Relay: 7-1-1

Visit New Jersey’s jobs portal at jobs.covid19.nj.gov

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LEGAL COUNSEL:
County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Building #1 - 3rd Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822

WEBSITE

Staff are present and working! To protect you and staff from risk of exposure to COVID-19, PLEASE CONDUCT BUSINESS WHENEVER POSSIBLE VIA EMAIL AND TELEPHONE.

If you need to drop something off or speak to a staff person, please call: (908) 788-1546 or email sgravelle@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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PARKS AND RECREATION
County Arboretum
1020 State Route 31
Lebanon, NJ 08833
WEBSITE

Parks Open - Be ResponsibleVARIOUS PROGRAMS AND EVENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. PLEASE VISIT OUR PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS WEBPAGE FOR UPDATES

County Park staff will be working to ensure refunds are issued to those affected and continue to be available via email and telephone for public inquiries and reservations. Parks staff are sharing educational resources online through our website and Facebook page and website.

Be sure to visit our Distance Learning/Virtual Programs

HERON GLEN GOLF COURSE:
110 State Highway 2020 & 31
Ringoes, NJ 08551
WEBSITE

Heron Glen Golf Course is Open - visit their WEBSITE for COVID-19 Guideance and Information about Booking Your Tee Time.

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PLANNING DEPARTMENT:
Route 12 County Complex
314 State Route 12, Building #1, 1st Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

For public access information, please call (908)788-1490 or email planning@co.hunterdon.nj.us for staff assistance.

For the submittal of Subdivision and Site Plan applications: please contact Ken Bogen at kbogen@co.hunterdon.nj.us to discuss the new electronic submittal procedures

Historic Preservation and Open Space Grant Applicants: please contact Bill Millette at wmillette@co.hunterdon.nj.us to discuss how to submit electronically.

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PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE:
Hunterdon County Justice Center
65 Park Avenue
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

The Hunterdon County CHILD SEAT SAFETY CHECKS scheduled for May 12th have been cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Contact us at: prosecutor@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-1129. 

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RUTGERS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:
Route 12 County Complex
314 State Route 12, Building #2
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

For public access information, please visit www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/rutgers.htm for guidance and staff contacts, or call (908) 788-1338.

4-H WEBSITE
Please contact us at 
apinkerton@co.hunterdon.nj.us or 908.788.1341 and we will do our best to answer your concerns.

Master Gardeners of Hunterdon County WEBSITE
If you need Home and Consumer Horticulture Helpline services, please email: gardeners@co.hunterdon.nj.uswith photos of the plants in question, and we will do our best to answer your concerns. 

Photos for diagnosis should include at least one overall picture of the site or plant, as well as close-ups of the plants/insects, etc. and symptoms in question. Please make sure the photos are in focus for the best chance of identifying plant problems. Include a description of the problem, as well as any other descriptions of environmental conditions.  Please include your name and phone number and township where you reside.

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE:
County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Building #1 - 1st Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

THERE WILL BE NO SHERIFF'S SALES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY/COVID-19 EVENT

Staff are present and working! To protect you and staff from risk of exposure to COVID-19, PLEASE CONDUCT BUSINESS WHENEVER POSSIBLE VIA TELEPHONE

THERE WILL BE NO SHERIFF'S SALES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY/COVID-19 EVENT.

If you need to drop something off or speak to a staff person, please call: (908) 908-806-4816 (no email available)

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SURROGATE'S COURT:
Hunterdon County Justice Center,
65 Park Avenue
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

OFFICE CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19

May 01, 2020 PRESS: County Surrogate’s Court Open, Remote Processes Assist Families Through Pandemic

Effective March 18, 2020 the Hunterdon County Surrogate Court will be closed to the public. Staff will be on site, please call for information.

NEW OFFICE HOURS - EFFECTIVE MAY 26, 2020: 8:00am to 4:30pm - Monday through Friday

Surrogate Hoffman has made this decision to protect her employees and the employees in the Hunterdon County Justice Center.

Persons needing to use the Surrogate Court may contact the court as follows:

    Telephone: 908-788-1156    |    Fax: 908-788-1586    |   Email: surrogate@co.hunterdon.nj.us

There will be a receptacle in the lobby of the Justice Center to deposit filings, documents, checks, etc. Documents can be dropped off between 9:00 and 4:00 on weekdays.

Title searchers can relay their search requests via telephone or email and the staff will assist them

Persons wanting to complete qualification documents will be instructed on how to complete by the Surrogate and Staff.

I apologize for any inconvenience and may we all stay safe.

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SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS:
Route 12 County Complex
314 State Route 12, Building #1, 2nd Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

Staff are present and working! To protect you and staff from risk of exposure to COVID-19, please conduct business whenever possible via email and telephone.

If you need to drop something off or speak to a staffperson, please call (908)788-1414 or email: schools@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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TAXATION BOARD:
Historic County Court House
71 Main Street, Building #3B
Flemington, NJ 08822
WEBSITE

The Board of Taxation continues to operate for the public. To ensure appropriate social distancing, access to the tax board is limited to staff and it is recommended that all tax appeal evidence or correspondence be mailed.  The Board of Taxation also has a drop box on site at the office at 71 Main Street, Building 3B, Flemington.  For information or to assist with questions, please call (908) 788-1173 or email: taxboard@co.hunterdon.nj.us

05/29/2020: By New Jersey state law, the 2020 tax appeal filing deadline has been extended to July 1st for all municipalities.

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UPDATES ON PLANNED COUNTY EVENTS: 07/30/2020 UPDATE

COVID-19 TESTING SITES:

Joint Hunterdon County – Hunterdon Medical Group (HMG) Assessment and Testing Site
ADDRESS: 121 Route 31S, Suite 100, Flemington
Residents must have a prescription from their provider and must make an appointment.
Cal (908) 237-4230 or email HMGDOTTesting@hhsnj.org

Walmart in Flemington is offering COVID-19 Testing
ADDRESS: 152 NJ-31 N, Flemington
Click here for information on eligibility and how to make an appointment

CVS in Flemington is offering COVID-19 Testing
ADDRESS: 798 Route 202, Flemington
Click here for eligibility information and to make an appointment

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PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE - CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK PROGRAM

For information regarding the Hunterdon County CHILD SEAT SAFETY CHECKS contact us at prosecutor@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-1129. 

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TAX BOARD APPEAL FILING DEADLINES:

05/29/2020: By New Jersey state law, the 2020 tax appeal filing deadline has been extended to July 1st for all municipalities.

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