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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
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Passaic County is a diverse county with a rich history and a bright future. Discover our history, our attractions, and our services. 
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Posted Apr. 17, 2019
Manhole resets will be conducted on Thursday, April 18, from 7:00 AM until complete. Paving Operations will be conducted on Riverview Drive on Monday, April 22, from 7:00 AM until complete. 
Posted Apr. 11, 2019
Paving Operations will be conducted on Hazel Street on Friday, April 12, 2019. Travel on this roadway should be avoided from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Posted Mar. 27, 2019
The following roads in Paterson will be closed as specified March 28 through March 30. 
  • Colt Street (Market to Ellison)
  • Hamilton Street (Smith to Market)
  • Market Street (Main to Church)
  • Broadway (Memorial to Washington)
  • Washington Street (Van Houten to Market)
  • Ellison Street (Main to Church)
Posted Mar. 26, 2019
Social Security and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports of fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. If you receive one of these calls, report the information to the OIG Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.
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The term “Freeholder” can be traced to the colonial period of American history. In New Jersey’s 1776 Constitution, the state vested the power to govern counties in an elected body of “men” who held or owned land outright with no debt or mortgages to be Chosen by their peers. The body was deemed the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Although there is no longer a requirement to own land and all citizens of legal age have the right to vote and hold office, the term Freeholder has endured. New Jersey has 21 Counties, and no two counties are exactly the same. The organization and structure of counties are tailored to fit their communities’ needs and characteristics. In Passaic County’s commission form of government, the Freeholders discharge both the legislative and executive responsibilities of government. The seven member board is headed by a Freeholder Director who is selected to serve a one-year term at the Board’s annual reorganization meeting held in January. Each Freeholder is elected at-large for a staggered 3-year term