July 2, 2018


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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and most non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in observance of Independence Day. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected.

“I urge all of Newark’s residents to uphold the City’s sanitation ordinances on Independence Day. By being good neighbors, we will enjoy a cleaner and greener Newark. While Newark City Hall will be closed in observance of this important holiday, the City will be prepared to respond to any emergency. I hope that everyone celebrates the birth of our beloved nation and the liberties we enjoy in a safe and responsible manner, and looks after neighbors, pets, children, and senior citizens in the intense heat we are experiencing,” said Mayor Baraka.

Bulk trash will not be picked up as scheduled for Zone A on Wednesday, July 4. Therefore, residents should not put out their trash on Wednesday, July 4. Bulk trash pick-up for Zone A will resume on Wednesday, July 18.

The Department of Health and Community Wellness’s inspection services, transportation for seniors, and health clinic, will not operate on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. In addition, the Bureau of Vital Statistics will be closed. Residents will not be able to apply for permits, birth certificates, name-change certificates, marriage licenses, nor pay water or tax bills at City Hall. However, the Medical Director and Department’s Division of Surveillance and Prevention are on call for medical and public health emergencies.

The Municipal Court will also be closed on Independence Day. However, a judge will be available to preside over bail hearings for defendants in custody. Residents can make payments on parking and traffic tickets through the website To utilize this website, residents will need their summons number, including the prefix, and the City of Newark’s court code, which is 0714.