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Notices from Hopewell Borough
As of Monday March 16, 2020 Borough Hall is closed to the public, but operating under revised procedures. To contact Borough staff, please call 609.466.2636 while the municipal building at 88 East Broad Street is closed.

Click here for additional important notices and alerts from Hopewell Borough or scroll to the bottom of this page for a chronological listing.

In memoriam – Betty Wold Johnson
Hopewell Borough is saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Betty Wold Johnson this week. Please read the full statement here.
Resources from Hopewell Borough on the Corona Virus

Our area health department’s website is being regularly updated with resources and information on the Corona Virus, and and health related announcements.

Recommendation for mask use from Health Department.

A hyperlocal COVID-19 call line has also been established, for Hopewell Borough (along with Montgomery Township, and the Boroughs Pennington and Rocky Hill), staffed M-F, 8:30-4:30. The phone number is 908-533-9319.

Mobile Food pantry
Need assistance from the Hopewell Valley mobile food pantry, or looking to donate or volunteer for families in need? Help is available.

More resources:
Further information is available from the State of New Jersey’s COVID-19 Portal Site and the health department’s resources for businesses page. The Economic Development Committee has created a directory of open area businesses and “Virtual Cruise Night” activities.

Did you know that Hopewell Borough can accept payments for your property taxes, water/sewer bill and traffic tickets online?


pay property taxes online


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pay court violations online
Brush Pickup and Playground Closings

Brush Pickup Temporarily Suspended, Playgrounds Temporarily Closed

Effective immediately, all non-essential public works tasks are suspended. Crews will respond to emergencies and public safety issues but WILL NOT be collecting brush, etc. Please do not put brush at curbside. Trash/recycling schedules are unchanged. Following guidance from the State of NJ and our health officials, all Borough playgrounds and play equipment will be closed until further notice. Please abide by the signs posted at the Hopewell park playground, and the playgrounds/basketball court at the railroad station. Parks remain open for walking, hiking, jogging and other passive uses.


Video Updates from Hopewell Borough

(view on YouTube by clicking here).


News Alerts from Hopewell Borough

Updates and alerts from Hopewell Borough will be posted in this section and will revised regularly. Please check back often.

Update 5/15/20 Hopewell Fire Department Sweatshirt/Tshirt Fundraiser has been announced!

Update 5/15/20 Hopewell Recreation and Other Events COVID Update

Update 5/13/20 Governor Murphy Executive Order Permitting Non-Essential Construction and Retail Business curbside pickup

Update 5/9/20 Hopewell Borough is saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Betty Wold Johnson this week. Please read the full statement here.

Update 5/5/20 The 5/7/2020 Borough Council meeting will be held electronically.  Click below for information on how to view the meeting and have public participation

Update 4/30/20 The Planning Board meeting scheduled for May 6, 2020 has been CANCELLED. The next regularly schedule meeting is June 3, 2020.

Update 4/28/20 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as authorized by Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 130 released today, the Borough will extend the grace period for the 2nd Quarter taxes due on May 1st through June 1, 2020. Payments received after June 1 will accrue interest retroactive to May 1st.

Update 4/27/20 Governor Murphy 4/27/2020 Principles to Reopen:

Update 4/26/20 PENDING COURT MATTERS: “In Person” municipal court sessions are currently suspended. If you have a pending municipal court matter, please contact the court ASAP

Update 4/24/20 Tax Payment info: The 2nd Quarter taxes are due May 1 (grace period to May 11) – click on link for detailed information about payment options as well as 3rd Quarter estimated billing.


Update 4/10/20 The Hopewell Borough Council of Churches has organized a town-wide church bell ringing for 10:00am Sunday, April 12. The Hopewell Fire Department will use its siren at 9:55am to announce the start of the event. For more information, please view the Brough’s latest video message from Council President Sky Morehouse.

Update 4/6/20 The Borough Economic Development Committee will conduct an electronic meeting on Wednesday April 8 at 8:30am. Information on how to to view the meeting using the zoom video platform is available here.

Update 11:00AM 3/27/20 The April Planning Board meeting has been canceled.  The 4/2 Borough Council meeting will be conducted electronically. Information on how to view the meeting and public participation is available here, using the “zoom” video platform.  

Update 3/26/20 Revised information on Hopewell Borough services has been posted, including revised procedures for construction inspections. Additionally, the April municipal court secession has been CANCELED.

Update 4:00PM 3/23/20 Information on the State’s COVID-19 self Assessment web page and a message from the Hopewell Valley Senior Services Coordinator has been under the “Information from Hopewell Borough on the Corona Virus” heading.

Older achieved news alerts can be found here.