Coronavirus Information Updates For Cliffside Park Residents

Cliffside Park Residents Can Click On The Link Below For Up To Date News Directly From The Bergen County Official Website


Please note that The Food Pantry of Cliffside Park located at 220 Walker Street will be CLOSED this Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The Food Pantry will be open on Tuesday, May 26th from 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Normal Monday hours will resume the following Monday, June 1st.


In accordance with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 130, the Cliffside Park Mayor and Council has extended the grace period for the payment of 2nd quarter 2020 taxes to June 1, 2020. Any payments received after this date will accrue interest from the original due date of May 1, 2020.

Tax payments can be mailed to:

Borough of Cliffside Park
Tax Collector
525 Palisade Ave.
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

Or: Placed in the drop box outside of the main entrance to Borough Hall.



Effective immediately, people exhibiting symptoms is no longer a prerequisite for testing Bergen Community College.

However, the highest priority for testing will be given to health care workers and workers in congregate living settings, and symptomatic first responders, as well as to asymptomatic NJ residents who have been in close contact with someone else who has tested positive.

*** Please note that this is a FEMA operated site located at Bergen Community College in Paramus.


PSE&G is offering payment assistance to those in need:



Food Pantry of Cliffside Park – Free Food for residents

Open every Monday from 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

220 Walker Street – Cliffside Park


The Food Pantry at St. John’s Church is providing food to those in need.

FCDC Food Pantry

Monday through Saturday – Please call one of the numbers listed below. Food may be picked up outside the office located up the driveway between the convent and rectory on Anderson Ave.

Please call 201.941.1000 or 201.941.2977


Below is a list of restaurants in Cliffside Park that are available for takeout and delivery:

CP Restaurants

Cliffside Park On Demand – The building may be closed but the Cliffside Park Public Library is offering virtual programs and services for both children and adults


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BC Expanded Access To Testing

NJ Reentry Corporation

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The New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) have produced a joint Public Service Announcement (PSA) targeting residents who may suffer a potential heart attack or stroke and might be reluctant to go to hospital Emergency Departments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PSA, which features Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and NJHA President and CEO Cathy Bennett, was made following reports that residents may be delaying needed health care that they require because of concerns of hospital safety and capacity amid coronavirus. The message reassures residents that hospitals and their healthcare teams are continuing to care for all patients in a safe environment.

The press release is available at:

The PSA can be viewed on YouTube:


Cliffside Park On Demand – Businesses in our neighboring towns take care of Cliffside Park front line workers
Cliffside Park On Demand – Two Cliffside Park businesses dig deep into their hearts and pockets and to help those in need
Cliffside Park On Demand – The Recreation Department and staff from Camp Care pay a visit to students with special needs
Cliffside Park On Demand – A message from Mayor Thomas Calabrese regarding the 2020 Census – All residents can click or tap on the scrolling message at the top of your screen to be re-directed to the 2020 Census website
Cliffside Park On Demand – Virtual Recreation
Cliffside Park On Demand – Serving Our Seniors
Census 2020 For Cliffside Park Residents- Please Click On The Horizontal Scrolling Message At The Top Of The Page
Cliffside Park On Demand – Covid-19 & Mental Health
Cliffside Park On Demand – Fear and Panic Surrounding Coronavirus


A State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency has been declared by the State of New Jersey and County of Bergen to contain the spread of COVID-19.

In the interest of public health, the Borough of Cliffside Park will take the following actions to minimize the spread of the COVID-19.

In response to COVID-19 the Borough of Cliffside Park has implemented the following:

• Borough Hall will be closed temporarily to visitors effective 3PM on Monday March 16, 2020. Borough Departments are open and functioning, but will require that you telephone or e-mail the office you need to contact so arrangements can be made to assist you. All Borough Departments can be reached through the Borough’s Main Switchboard at 201-945-3456 or visit the Borough’s website at WWW.CLIFFSIDEPARKNJ.GOV for email contacts for any person or department you need to reach.

• All local parking and meter regulations are suspended untilfurther notice;
• By order of the Bergen County Executive, the following Public Buildings are closed:
– Public Schools
– Public Library
– Housing Authority and Senior Activity Center
– Municipal Parks
– Recreation Department and Scheduled Events 

• The Department of Public Works is open and will be servicing all Residents per the DPW Calendar. If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 201-943-3675.
• The Building Department will suspend all inspections until further notice. If you have any questions, please call the Building Department at 201-313-2042.
• All local government services (Mayor’s Office, Office of Emergency Management, Department of Public Works, Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Administration) will continue to operate as directed by the Governor and/or County Executive.

If you have any further questions, the New Jersey State Department of Health, in partnership with the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, has made available a 24-hour hotline, you can contact them at 1-800-222-1222. 

Our decision to take these actions is to ensure we are taking the proper precautions to preserve the health and safety of our residents and employees. These procedures are temporary and have been put in place to protect our personnel, their families and those we serve.

All Municipal Departments may be reached through the Borough’s Main Switchboard at201-945-3456.

Cliffside Park resident Dr. Mehmet Oz has a informative video to all citizens of the borough we call home on the precautions and advice we can use to best protect ourselves and our families as we deal with the Coronavirus issue:

Special Report by Cliffside Park Resident Dr. Mehmet Oz on the Coronavirus

Special Report by Cliffside Park Resident Dr. Mehmet Oz on the Coronavirus

Posted by Borough of Cliffside Park on Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Welcome to the official Borough of Cliffside Park Website!  Here you will find information regarding borough events, meetings, services and other items of interest.

Founded in 1895, Cliffside Park has come a long way from a town that consisted of farms and woodlands. “On Top of The Palisades”, is a perfect description of the borough’s geography. Conveniently located between the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel, it is home to many New York City business people who find it an easy commute. Cliffside Park is one square mile, and home to approximately 25,000 people.

Residents of the borough enjoy a multitude of restaurants – everything from Italian to Turkish. The main thoroughfare, Anderson Avenue, or “The Avenue” as it is affectionately referred to, has many wonderful stores for shoppers to explore. The form of government is Mayor and Council. There are six council members, with two elected every 3 years on a rotating basis. The Mayor serves a four-year term. There are four elementary schools, a middle school, an Early Learning Center and a high school. For more information regarding the school system see the Cliffside Park School District Official Website

Cliffside Park On Demand is a series of monthly informative videos featuring our community leaders, local business owners, borough employees and residents of Cliffside Park. We invite you to view our most recent episode below:

Cliffside Park On Demand March 2020

This month we bring you a Special Edition of Cliffside Park on Demand in light of the Public Health Crisis. Mayor Thomas Calabrese updates us on closures throughout the Borough and provides important information for residents. Our Emergency Services personnel will continue to operate 24/7 to respond to all emergencies. And Superintendent of Schools Michael Romagnino talks about the new “virtual classroom.”

Posted by Borough of Cliffside Park on Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Cliffside Park On Demand – March 2020

 To view all of the previous monthly On Demand videos, please click here.

Cliffside Park is proud to offer our residents and Borough professionals access to our eCode360 site database where you can view Borough Ordinances and Municipal Codes on a variety of topics.  We invite you to access that page here.

The Borough of Cliffside Park is on Facebook and Twitter!  Residents are welcome to visit our Facebook page by clicking here.  You can also visit our Twitter page here.

Borough residents can also view see “In The News” section on the Quick Links menu. You may also view the Calendar link for any specific dates of upcoming events, meeting dates and times, religious holidays, etc.

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