Mayor Ras J. Baraka reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and most non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in observance of New Year’s Day. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected.
“From all of us here in City Hall, I would like to extend our best wishes to every resident of Newark for a joyous and healthy holiday season. While Newark City Hall will be closed in observance of this important holiday, the City will be prepared to respond to any emergency,” said Mayor Baraka. “I urge all of Newark’s residents to uphold all of the City’s Sanitation ordinances, which will be enforced during this time. I also urge residents to celebrate the New Year safely and wisely. Avoid drinking and driving, so you do not make the opening of 2019 into a tragedy for yourself, family, or friends.”
There will not be trash pick-up on Tuesday, January 1. Residents whose trash and recycling are picked up that day must not place their refuse and recycling at their curbs for pick-up. Areas that would have their trash picked up on Tuesday, January 1, will have it removed on Friday, January 4.
The Department of Health and Community Wellness’s inspection services, transportation for seniors, and health clinic, will not operate on Tuesday, January 1. 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.
The Municipal Court will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1. Residents can make payments on parking and traffic tickets through the website www.njmcdirect.com. To utilize this website, residents will need their summons number, including the prefix, and the City of Newark’s court code, which is 0714.
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