COVID-19 Updates

Office Limitations Due to COVID-19 

As the City of Paterson continues to see increases in coronavirus cases, some high traffic city offices are moving to “appointment only” as of Monday, November 9, 2020 until further notice so as to minimize public interactions wherever possible.

Residents and city employees should use the following phone numbers to schedule appointments to conduct city business in the following offices, or use the following links to find more information:

 Administration

  • Personnel Office – 973-321-1323

Clerk/Council

  • City Clerk’s Office – 973-321-1310
  • City Council’s Office – 973-321-1250
  • Council President’s Office – 973-321-1210
  • See the main City Clerk page for more information.

Community Development

  • CD Administration and Paterson Homeowner Rehab Program – 973-321-1212
  • See the main Community Development page for more information.

Economic Development

  • ED Administration, Historic Preservation, and UEZ – 973-321-1220
  • Community Improvements and UCC – 973-321-1232
  • Planning and Zoning – 973-321-1343
  • See the main Economic Development page for more information on accessing permit applications online.

Finance

  • Finance Administration – 973-321-1350
  • Tax Assessor’s Office – 973-321-1380
  • Accounts and Controls Office – 973-321-1304
  • Treasury Office and Insurance Office – 973-321-1390

Police

  • Records – For incident, offense, and accident reports
    • Call 973-321-1160 between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Megan’s Law – Call 973-321-1123
    • Between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Gun Permits – Call 973-321-1136 and leave message.
  • Warrants - If you received a written notification from the Warrant Squad, either by mail, or at your residence, kindly make contact by phone prior to responding to police headquarters.

Call 973-321-1170, or 973-321-1342, between 8am and 3pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.

Public Works


TESTING SITES FOR THE CITY OF PATERSON

    • Testing will be done during the allotted times as long test kits are still available.
    • Testing will be limited to persons with symptoms & persons who have been in close contact with a positive case, 4-5 days after their last interaction.
    • Children cannot be tested and should be taken to their pediatrician.
    • Repeated testing and follow up testing cannot be done.

      Covid Sched

Click here to visit the Paterson Division of Health for more information.

Click here to visit the New Jersey Department of Health for more information

Governor Murphy Executive Orders - updated as of November 22, 2020

  • 11/22/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey (200)
  • 11/20/2020 - Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of United States Air Force Senior Airman Richard Asey Samaroo (199)
  • 11/19/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Certain Election-Related Deadlines (198)
  • 11/17/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Waiving Statutory Minimum Number of Live Race Dates for 2020 Calendar Year (197)
  • 11/16/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Lowering Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings (196)
  • 11/12/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Municipalities and Counties to Impose Additional Restrictions on the Hours of Operation of Non-Essential Businesses after 8:00 p.m. (195)
  • 11/10/2020 - Governor Murphy Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Measures (194)
  • 11/02/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Postpone Perth Amboy Runoff Election (193)
  • 10/24/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect New Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic (192)
  • 10/24/2020 - The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, August 1, August 27, and September 25. (191)
  • 10/15/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Utility Shutoff Moratorium Through March 15, 2021 (190)
  • 10/15/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending 2019 Corporate Business Tax Calendar Year Return Filing Deadline (189)
  • 10/13/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Directing State Agencies to Implement Youth Bias Task Force Report Recommendations (188)
  • 10/12/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Indoor Settings (187)
  • 9/25/2020 - Governor Murphy signs executive order extending public health emergency in  New Jersey (186)
  • 9/19/2020 - Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (185)
  • 9/10/2020 - Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observation of 9/11 Anniversary (184)
  • 9/1/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Indoor Dining Effective Friday, September 4 (183)
  • 8/31/2020 - Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Staff Sergeant Vincent P. Marketta (182)
  • 8/27/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Gyms and Indoor Amusement and Water Parks to Reopen Effective Tuesday, September 1 (181)
  • 8/27/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey (180)
  • 8/25/2020 - Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order to make modifications to this year’s primarily vote-by-mail (VBM) General Election (179)
  • 8/14/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines Across State Government (178)
  • 8/14/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect Public Health by Mailing Every Active Registered Voter a VBM Ballot Ahead of the General Election (177)
  • 8/13/2020 - Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency Declared in Response to Hurricane Isaias (176)
  • 8/13/2020 - Murphy Administration to Open New Jersey’s Schools For In-Person Instruction Subject to Critical Health and Safety Protocols (175)
  • 8/3/2020 - Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Response to Hurricane Isaias (174)
  • 8/3/2020 - Governor Murphy Announces Decreased Indoor Gathering Capacity Limit (173)
  • 8/3/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Public Employees to Immediately Enroll in State Health Benefits Program (172)
  • 8/1/2020 - The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, June 4, and July 2. (171)
  • 7/31/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines Across State Government (170)
  • 7/20/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order which clarifies Executive Order No. 164 and states that the postponement of annual municipal and county party committee reorganization meetings is only applicable to municipal party committees and county party committees that held elections during the July primary elections (169)
  • 7/20/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings (168)
  • 7/18/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Directing U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis (167)
  • 7/17/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Creating Greater Oversight and Accountability for Federal COVID-19 Resources (166)
  • 7/13/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Lifting 50 Percent Capacity Limits on NJ TRANSIT and Private-Carrier Vehicles (165)
  • 7/13/2020 - Governor Murphy Announces Postponement of Annual Municipal and County Party Committee Reorganization Meetings  (164)
  • 7/8/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Individuals to Wear Masks in Outdoor Public Spaces When They Cannot Social Distance (163)
  • 7/2/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey (162)
  • 7/2/2020 - Governor Murphy Announces Increased Outdoor Gathering Capacity Limit (161)
  • 7/2/2020 - Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Full Staff Starting July 3 (160)
  • 6/30/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines Across State Government (159)
  • 6/29/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Temporarily Pausing the Resumption of Indoor Dining (158)
  • 6/26/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Establishing Rules for Indoor Dining, Indoor Recreational Facilities, and Individualized Instruction at Gyms and Fitness Centers (157)
  • 6/22/2020 - Governor Murphy Announces Increased Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Capacity Limits (156)
  • 6/18/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing for Limited In-Person Instruction at Institutions of Higher Education and Trade and Training Schools Beginning July 1 (155)
  • 6/13/2020 -  Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Personal Care Service Facilities to Open Effective June 22 (154)
  • 6/9/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Opening Pools Effective June 22, and Opening Additional Outdoor Recreational Businesses (153)
  • 6/9/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Lifting Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings (152)
  • 6/4/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey (151)
  • 6/3/2020 - Governor Murphy Announces Outdoor Dining Protocols and Process to Expand Premises for Liquor License Holders (150)
  • 5/30/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Resumption of Child Care Services, Youth Day Camps, and Organized Sports Over the Coming Weeks (149)
  • 5/22/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Capacity Limit on Outdoor Gatherings (148)
  • 5/18/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Reopen Some Outdoor Recreational Businesses and Activities (147)
  • 5/16/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Reopen Charter Fishing and Watercraft Rental Businesses (146)
  • 5/15/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures to Resume on May 26 (145)
  • 5/15/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect Public Health by Mailing Every Registered Voter a VBM Ballot or Application Ahead of the Primary Election (144)
  • 5/14/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Beaches, Boardwalks, Lakes, and Lakeshores to Remain Open with Social Distancing Measures in Place (143)
  • 5/13/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars (142)
  • 5/12/2020 - Governor Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 141 mandating that all local, county, and regional health departments use the CommCare platform to support their contact tracing efforts (141)
  • 5/8/2020 - Governor Murphy Names Restart and Recovery Advisory Council (140)
  • 5/8/2020 - Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day (139)
  • 5/6/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey (138)
  • 5/4/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Recognize New Fiscal Realities Due to COVID-19 Pandemic (137)
  • 5/2/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for Various Environmental Laws (136)
  • 5/1/2020 - Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 135, suspending in-person requirements for receipt of a marriage license and marriage ceremonies, and for the receipt of working papers for minors. (135)
  • 4/30/2020 - Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former First Lady Debby Kean (134)
  • 4/29/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Reopening State Parks and Golf Courses (133)
  • 4/29/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Electronic Petition Submission and Signature Collection for Initiatives and Referenda (132)
  • 4/28/2020 - Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order creating a commission charged with advising the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown (131)
  • 4/28/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Municipalities to Extend Grace Period for May 1st Property Tax Payments until June 1st (130)
  • 4/27/2020 - Governor Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 129, which extends Retired Officer Carry Permits by a period of 90 days until after the ongoing Public Health Emergency ends. (129)
  • 4/24/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Providing Critical Short-Term Support for Renters (128)
  • 4/14/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Certain Deadlines Associated with Rulemaking (127)
  • 4/13/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Cable and Telecommunications Providers from Terminating Internet and Voice Service (126)
  • 4/11/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Implement Additional Mitigation Requirements on NJ TRANSIT, Private Carriers, and Restaurants to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 (125)
  • 4/10/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Establish a Process to Grant Temporary Reprieve to Certain At-Risk Inmates (124)
  • 4/9/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Insurance Premium Grace Periods (123)
  • 4/8/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects and Imposes Additional Mitigation Requirements on Essential Retail Businesses and Industries to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 (122)
  • 4/8/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Greater Weight Limit for Vehicles Carrying COVID-19 Relief Supplies (121)
  • 4/8/2020 - Governor Murphy Announces Postponement of June 2nd Primary Elections until July 7th (120)
  • 4/7/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey (119)
  • 4/7/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey (119)
  • 4/7/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Closing State and County Parks to Further Social Distancing (118)
  • 4/7/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Waiving Student Assessment Requirements for 2019-2020 School Year (117)
  • 4/7/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for School Districts Whose Elections Were Moved from April to May (116)
  • 4/4/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Strengthen COVID-19 Response Efforts by Allowing Certain Retirees to Return to Public Employment (115)
  • 4/3/2020 - Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Indefinitely in Honor of Those Who Have Lost Their Lives or Have Been Affected by COVID-19 (114)
  • 4/2/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Authorizing Commandeering of Property Such as Medical Supplies (113)
  • 4/1/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Remove Barriers to Health Care Professionals Joining New Jersey's COVID-19 Response and Provide Protections for Front Line Health Care Responders (112)
  • 3/28/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Directing Health Care Facilities to Report Data, Including PPE Inventory and Bed Capacity, On a Daily Basis (111)
  • 3/25/2020 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Child Care Centers Close on April 1 Unless Serving Children of Essential Workers (110)
  • 3/23/2020 - Governor Murphy Suspends All Elective Surgeries, Invasive Procedures to Preserve Essential Equipment and Hospital Capacity (109)
  • 3/21/2020 - Governor Murphy invalidates any county or municipal restriction that in any way will or might conflict with any of the provisions of Executive Order No. 107 (108)
  • 3/21/2020 - Governor Murphy directs all residents to stay at home until further notice (107)
  • 3/19/2020 - Governor Murphy Enacts Moratorium on Removals of Individuals Due to Evictions or Foreclosures  (106)
  • 3/19/2020 - Governor Murphy Announces Changes to Upcoming New Jersey Elections in Response to COVID-19 (105)
  • 3/16/2020 - Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey (104)
  • 3/9/2020 - Governor Murphy declares a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency, effective immediately (103)