City Departments

Departments are listed in alphabetical order with more details on how to receive assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This further reduced schedule begins April 1, 2020 and replaces the reduced schedule instituted on March 16, 2020.

Administration

APPOINTMENT ONLY - contact employees directly via email with questions. 

Business Administrator's Office

Jennifer Hirschmanner Assistant Business Administrator jhirschmanner@patersonnj.gov COVID-19 related LOAs
Lydia Rosario Assistant Budget Officer lrosario@patersonnj.gov
Aracelly Calero Clerk bi-lingual acalero@patersonnj.gov Document signatures and other items for BA Long


Personnel

Debra Hannibal Interim Personnel Director
dhannibal@patersonnj.gov New Hire Orientation, FMLA, ADA, WC, Employee and Labor Relations
Eugenia Byfield Personnel Officer ebyfield@patersonnj.gov Civil Service, Unemployment, Recruitment
Indiana Icabalceta Records Support Technician II icabalceta@patersonnj.gov Personnel File Review by Appointment Only (Active Employees)
Marisol Santana Keyboarding Clerk 1 msantana@patersonnj.gov New Hire Orientation, Recruitment Team Member
Ashani Needam Clerk 1 aneedam@patersonnj.gov Reports, Special Projects, Recruitment Team Member

 

Payroll

Terry Suarez Payroll Supervisor tsuarez@patersonnj.gov or 201-874-0316
Luz Laguna Sr. Payroll Clerk llaguna@patersonnj.gov Civilians, Police, Library, Crossing Guards, Elections and Boards
Agaid Henriquez Sr. Payroll Clerk ahenriquez@patersonnj.gov DPW, Tele-communicators, OEM
Caroline Peralta Sr. Payroll Clerk bperalta@patersonnj.gov Off Duty Police

Pensions/Benefits

Linda Curry Pension Fund Supervisor lcurry@patersonnj.gov
Gary Johnson Benefits Clerk gjohnson@patersonnj.gov

City Clerk and City Council
OPEN TO PUBLIC  - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 9am to 2pm

The City Clerk’s Office answers all incoming calls Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm and continues to provide other essential services during public hours, such as -

  1. Complying with all OPRA requests
  2. Issuing renewed Taxi Compliance Cards
  3. Complying with Municipal Election deadlines
  4. Registering new voters
  5. Accept completed voter registration forms
  6. Transmit all voter registration forms to the Superintendent of Elections

*Requestors can access OPRA Forms at https://patersonnj.seamlessdocs.com/f/opra

Please be advised that the City Council has been meeting remotely to conduct the following meetings which are broadcast on Cablevision Channel 77, Verizon Fios Channel 32, and City of Paterson YouTube Channel :

  1. Workshop Session
  2. Regular Meeting
  3. Special Meeting
  4. Emergency Meeting

Community Development

APPOINTMENT ONLY - contact employees directly via  email; click here to use the department's appointment form

Info for subrecipients and sub-grantees:

In order to process payment invoices and payment requests, subrecipients and sub-grantees will need to scan and email the payment request and supporting documentation to the assigned DCD and DH Program Monitors listed below. However, a follow-up telephone call to the main line - (973) 321-1212 - is advised, to confirm receipt of the emailed documentation.

Individuals that will still require an in-person appointment with a DCD and or DH Program Monitors, MUST complete the appointment request form 24-hours prior to the requested meeting time.  The scheduled meeting must be completed within 30 minutes’ time.

Finally, if you have need of emergency shelter information please dial 2-1-1 for a list of available beds.

Barbara McLennon bmclennon@patersonnj.gov
Yesenia Torrez-Bencosme ytorrez@patersonnj.gov
Belkis Beato bbeato@patersonnj.gov
John Carluccio jcarluccio@patersonnj.gov
Shanira DeLa Cruz sdelacruz@patersonnj.gov
Aida Olortegui aolortegui@patersonnj.gov
Dennis Rolon drolon@patersonnj.gov
Diana Vazquez dvazquez@patersonnj.gov

                                  

Economic Development
APPOINTMENT ONLY - ALL DIVISIONS

Each division will be staffed at minimal levels and open to residents by appointment only for an indefinite period. To make an appointment click on the appointment form link below or call the usual numbers of the divisions whose services are being sought.

Economic Development (973) 321-1220
Division of Planning and Zoning (973) 321-1220
Division of Historic Preservation  (click here for online appointments)
(973) 321-1220
Division of Multi-Cultural & Community Affairs (973) 321-1220
Division of Community Improvements and UCC (973) 321-1232

UCC - Permit Applications

  • Paper applications and folders can be accessed at https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/resources/constructionpermitforms.html
  • Status of your application can be checked by email or phone
  • New applications of small jobs (No Plans) and Short Permits can be dropped off in the designated box outside, mailed in, or emailed.
  • If the job involves a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Plumbing Contractor (requires a seal) it must be dropped off or mailed; Work not involving these contractors can be:
    • Dropped Off
    • Mailed
    • Emailed
  • All supplemental documentation needed for Administrative denials can be emailed to inspections@patersonnj.gov

UCC - Picking-up Permits

  • When Permits are ready you will be contacted by phone or email. Payment (business checks or money orders payable to the City of Paterson) can be placed in the designated drop box outside 111 Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07505.
  • Minor Work can commence once you notify us. A list of minor work can be accessed at https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/publications/pdf_ccc/Spr_2018_CCC.pdf
  • Permits for Minor Work will be mailed out to the Owner of the property (please indicate if you would like it mailed somewhere else)
  • Larger jobs i.e. New Construction, Additions, Tenant Fit Outs, etc., upon scheduling an appointment with the office, will be picked up in the Lobby

UCC - Contractor Registrations

  • Registrations will be emailed/mailed in and all completed applications will be mailed.
  • All registrations must be paid before processing. Payment (business check or money order) can be placed at the designated mailbox located at 111 Broadway, Paterson. NJ 07505

UCC Zoning Review

Planning and Zoning

  • Paper applications can be accessed at https://www.patersonnj.gov/department/division.php?structureid=64 and emailed to Planningzoning@patersonnj.gov
  • Status of your application can be checked by email or phone
  • New applications of small jobs (No Plans) and Short Permits can be dropped off in the lobby, mailed in, or emailed.
  • If the job involves a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Plumbing Contractor (requires a seal) it must be dropped off or mailed; Work not involving these contractors can be:
    • Dropped Off
    • Mailed
    • Emailed

 Cross Division Inspections

  • All UCC inspections are still active and continue to be scheduled through email at inspections@patersonnj.gov. We will determine which inspections are safe to perform.
  • Inspectors across divisions will only be conducting essential inspections in unoccupied/vacant units and commercial buildings.

Finance Department

Tax and Sewer Utility Collection Office
OPEN TO PUBLIC FOR CASH AND CHECK PAYMENTS - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 9am to 2pm

Sewer Supervisor
APPOINTMENT ONLY -  click here for online appointment form

  • The filing date for 2020 tax appeals has been extended to July 1, 2020. 

Tax Assessor's Office
APPOINTMENT ONLY -  click here for online appointment form

  • The filing date for 2020 tax appeals has been extended to July 1, 2020. 

Insurance Office
APPOINTMENT ONLY - click here for online appointment form

Human Services (125 Ellison)

APPOINTMENT ONLY - call (973) 321-1242 to make an appointment.

Legal Department

APPOINTMENT ONLY - call (973) 321-1366 for more information and to have your issue addressed by a city attorney.

Mayor's Office

APPOINTMENT ONLY - call (973) 321-1600 or email acartright@patersonnj.gov

Municipal Court
ALL COURT SESSIONS SUSPENDED 3/30/20 THROUGH 4/26/20
Notices for new court dates will be mailed to your address.

WINDOW SERVICE FOR CIVILIAN COMPLAINTS AND PAYMENTS OF FINES
OPEN TO PUBLIC - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 9am to 12:30pm

Court staff will be available to answer calls at (973) 321-1515 between the hours of 8:30 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Payments on fines can be made by telephone during this time or online by visiting https://njcourts.gov/ .

Court customers may also make an appointment to file a civilian complaint or meet with court staff concerning emergent applications only.  Please email your request to mquiles@patersonnj.gov

Please visit Paterson Police Headquarters front desk for restraining order applications and civilian complaint applications.  Civilian complaint applications are also available at https://njcourts.gov/ . You may download an application and submit your completed application by email to mquiles@patersonnj.gov or by fax to (973) 321-1516. 

You can contact the Paterson Police Department at (973) 321-1111.

Police

The Paterson Police Department operates as an essential service to the residents of Paterson, New Jersey.  The transparency between the Police Officers, its administration and the public is of the utmost concern of the Chief of Police.  All Divisions and Offices are prepared in dealing with the Corona Virus Outbreak by providing clear and concise information to all who call or respond to our Headquarters located at 111 Broadway.

Main Desk - (973) 321-1111

This agency has a 24Hour police Main Desk at the front entrance of our Headquarters with sworn uniformed police officers ready to assist with Internal Affairs complaints, police reports, Megan Law registration forms, Gun Permit requests. Office hours are Tuesday 10am-12pm and Wednesday 6pm-8pm, and any emergency that may arise at any given moment.  

Administration - (973) 321-1111
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

These functions fall under the Police Director, Chief of Police, and its Training Division.
Director’s Office (973) 321-1270, Chief’s Office (973) 321-1150, Training Division (973) 321-1142
email: patersonpolicedepartment@patersonpd.com

Records Division - (973) 321-1160

Monday and Friday 8am-12pm, Wednesday 12pm-4pm
Auto Release: Monday 8am-12pm and Friday 8am-12pm
Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.   

Accident Reports can be retrieved at the Records Division and/or accessed online at: https://ecrash.lexisnexis.com  For assistance please call (866) 215-2771.

Communications Room - (973) 321-1111

The Police Communications Room does offer Tele-Service Reports on Vandalism/Theft incidents, for example Burglary into Autos and Stolen Vehicles.  This operation is a 24Hour service where all calls for police service are received and administered through the Police Patrol Division.  Telephone: (973) 321-1111.

 

Public Works

Office of the Director and Office of Facilities: 800 Broadway
Call 973-321-1488 for services.

APPOINTMENT ONLY – Permits, Street Closings, etc. requests are to be sent to wsantiago@patersonnj.gov
Contact email for Office of Facilities: jschutte@patersonnj.gov

Engineering: 111 BROADWAY

APPOINTMENT ONLY – all appointment requests are to be sent to alopez@patersonnj.gov

Traffic Operations Center: 76-80 North Barclay Street

APPOINTMENT ONLY - all appointment requests are to be sent to sjohnson@patersonnj.gov

Recreation Division: 810 Broadway
OPEN TO PUBLIC - Monday and Wednesday - 9am to 2pm

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