New Resident Guide
For immediate and urgent issues, dial 911
For non-emergencies, dial 201-568-5100
Tenafly leverage volunteers to help with emergencies. Cars with flashing blue lights are responding to an emergency. Please clear the road to grant them access.
Register for emergency notifications from the Borough of Tenafly through the Code Red alert system.
- Tenafly website: www.TenaflyNJ.org
- Borough Hall: 201 568-6100
Home Security and Guidelines
Alarms must be registered with the police
- House numbers must be at least 6” high, reflective and clearly visible
- Free home security surveys are available
Unused Medicine Disposal
Unused medicines may be disposed of at Police Headquarters
All municipal fields are protected with lightning detectors. You must leave the field when sirens sound. For more information, click here.
Required Licenses and Permits
Tenafly requires a license or permit for the following:
|License or Permit||Issued By:|
|Burglar and Fire Alarm Systems||Police Dept.|
|Davis Johnson Park Functions||DPW|
|Dog And Cat ** must be renewed Jan 1st||Clerk's Office|
|Fire Inspection on Sale of House||Fire Dept.|
|Garage Sales||Clerk's Office|
|McCandless Rm Use (large reception room by Library)||Recreation Dept.|
|Municipal Field Use||Recreation Dept.|
|Recycle Ctr. Use Decal||DPW|
|Roll-off Container/Dumpster in driveway||Police|
|Skate Park||Recreation Dept.|
|Sunnyside Field Use||Recreation Dept.|
|Tennis Court (photo ID)||Recreation Dept.|
|Tree Removal||Building Dept.|
|Working Papers for employed 14-18 year olds||Tenafly High School|
|**NJ Dept of Wild Life Permits may be required for other animals**|
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Property Maintenance and Guidelines
All snow must be cleared away from sidewalks and fire hydrants within 24 hours of the snow ending.
Trash and Recycling Schedules
Tenafly provides curbside pick-up of trash and recycling. Click here to view the trash and recycling schedules.
Click here to view Borough rules regarding parking.
Mayor & Council Meetings
Click here to view the Tenafly council meeting schedule and agenda.
Due dates: First business day of February, May, August & November.
Veterans, seniors & disabled residents and their surviving spouses should see Assessor to file for possible property tax deductions or exemptions.
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Community Services and Recreation
The Borough has a Senior Center, a transportation van and an outreach services coordinator. Click here for more information.
Parks, Playgrounds and Communal Spaces
Tenafly offers quarterly youth programs, sports, and adult programs.
Tenafly has a number of community centers.
BergenPAC (performing arts)
- 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood NJ
Bowtie Tenafly Cinema 4 (movies)
- 4 W Railroad Ave.
Tenafly hosts various clubs to support our community
Learn more about businesses in Tenafly that support adult and child activities.
Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards and Rollerblade Regulations
- Helmets required for under 14 years of age
- Knee, wrist guards & elbow pads should be worn for skateboards and roller blades
- Motorized scooters must be registered & insured
Please do not feed the ducks or geese.
To New York City
Learn more about transportation methods to New York City.
Commuter and RV Parking
The Borough of Tenafly provides a number of parking locations for commuter parking. Additionally, the Borough has parking rules for recreational vehicles.