Passaic County

Hawthorne is one of 16 municipalities within Passaic County, New Jersey. The County government is responsible for maintenance of county roads and parks and a variety of other services.

The County Surrogate is in the Hawthorne municipal building 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday from 5:30 to probate wills. For more information, contact the County Surrogate at 973-881-4760.

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Satellite Office

Staff from the County Clerk's office operates a satellite office in the Hawthorne municipality periodically to provide the following services: processing passports, notary services, trade name registration, children's and veteran's identification cares. For more information, contact the County Clerk at 973-225-3632. Visit the U.S. Department of State for more information on passports.

Park Maintenance

Passaic County owns and maintains Goffle Brook Park on Goffle Road within Hawthorne. For maintenance concerns, or to schedule use of the athletic fields, contact the County's Parks Department at 973-881-4832.

Road Maintenance

A number of Passaic County roads traverse the Borough of Hawthorne. These include:

  • Diamond Bridge Avenue
  • Goffle Road
  • Goffle Hill Road
  • Lafayette Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue
  • North Eighth Street
  • Rea Avenue
  • Wagaraw Road
  • Warburton Avenue

The County sweeps these roads on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact the County Road Department at 973-881-4450 for concerns about, street sweeping, signs or snow plowing on these roads.

FOR POTHOLES ON COUNTY ROADS - Can be reported on the County's portal found HERE

Business Assistance

The County's Office of Economic Development provides assistance to businesses within the county. Contact them at 973-569-4720 for information.