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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Do you have questions about the 2020 Census?


Assistance is available in 14 languages to help you get counted!

Trilingual Essex County Census Telephone Flyer (1)

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Scotland Road Improvements - 7/9/2020 Update:


Comprehensive renovation will address water main, street lighting, paving, and traffic safety improvements.

Detours and disruptions will be ongoing from May through Sept, 2020 so residents and travelers are encouraged to seek alternate routes and subscribe to the following information sources for regular updates.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

SOPA has a new mobile parking App


The Parking Authority has partnered with PARKMOBILE as our new pay by cell provider.
Please visit the Parking Authority page for updated information.

For additional information please click the link below

PARKMOBILE Information

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Posted on: May 10, 2020

South Orange Offers Radon Kits to Residents

SO DoH Radon

Starting in June, the South Orange Department of Health will be distributing radon kits to families, free of charge. Supplies are limited, so interested residents should not wait to pick them up.

The kits will only work for homes that currently touch the ground.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which has always been a part of our environment. It’s a natural decay product of uranium and is found in soil everywhere in varying...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

South Orange Midpoint Review Report

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Under the Fair Housing Act and its Third Round Judgment of Compliance and Repose, the Village is required to post a Midpoint Review Report


Midpoint Review Report


South Orange Village’s Settlement Agreement with Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”) requires that the Village comply with the statutory midpoint review requireme...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

We Need Your Input!

New Community Logo Gif

New Community Logo / Brand Ideas

As many of you know, when the old South Orange Village Hall building was sold to a private restaurant (coming soon!), a group of community volunteers and Village leadership felt it necessary to update the community logo/brand and official seal that the Vi...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

REMINDER: NO Lithium, Mobile Phone Batteries in Curbside Recycling.


When improperly disposed of lithium batteries, which are typically found in cell phones and other electronic devices can cause a fire hazard.

Lithium Batteries are NOT to be disposed of in your recycling Toter.  Please ensure you use appropriate disposal methods- electronic waste, hazardous waste, or company return programs to safely discard these items. 

This mobile phone batt...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Face Coverings Required in South Orange Parks

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All residents in South Orange must have a face covering while using the parks.


WHEREAS, The Governor’s Executive Order 143, states that all employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when present on the public and private beaches, lakes, and lakeshor...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Officer Administratively Charged Following a Use of Force Incident, South Orange Seeks Removal

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On January 22, 2020, the South Orange Police Department (“SOPD”), as part of its standard protocol and procedures, reviewed the video of an incident that had occurred earlier that day at 12:05 a.m.

The video showed that force was used during the arrest of a suspect who had allegedly committed a criminal offense in the vicinity of the South Orange Train Station on Sloan Street.

That same day, it was determined that the force utilized by the officer ma...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

South Orange Passes Vaping Enforcement Ordinance


Ordinance was passed on May 11, 2020.

To enhance its ability to enforce New Jersey State law precluding the sale of vaping products to minors, the Township of South Orange Village has passed a local vaping ordinance. Retailers seeking to sell vaping products must obtain a license to do so, au...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

PSE&G Warns of Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic


PSE&G warns customers of scammers taking advantage during times of crisis

Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, is more committed than ever to the health and safety of its customers. A heightened sense of uncertainty throughout the world is emboldening phone scammers who impersonate utility ...

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PSE&G Spam Alerts Home
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Do Not Flush Disposable Wipes!


Please continue reading for more information.

Members of the public are advised to follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations regarding cleaning surfaces with disinfecting wipes to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Members of the public, however, are reminded NOT to flush these disinfecting ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Gov. Murphy Signs New Executive Order Regarding Construction and Mitigation Policies for Workers

NJ Coronavirus Update

Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order to cease all non-essential construction projects and Imposed additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and industries to limit the spread of COVID-19

Governor Phil Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 122, ceasing all non-essential construction projects and imposing additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and essential industries to limit the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey....

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Testing Sites Near Essex County


There are now eleven "walk-in" or "drive-through" sites near Essex County

In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6 degrees or above) and shortness of br...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

South Orange Launches COVID-19 Info Portal

COVID-19 Info Site

The new website aims to help residents guide through this difficult time.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the South Orange COVID-19 Info Portal which features information about local government services, frequently asked questions, a directory of local businesses that a...

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South Orange COVID-19 Info Portal Home
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Governor Murphy Orders All Residents to Stay Home

NJ Coronavirus Update

Per Executive Orders, all residents are not to be out for non-essential reasons.

Governor Phil Murphy has signed executive orders 107 & 108 on Saturday mandating that most of New Jersey’s 9 million residents are to stay home. 

Per Executive Order 107, the only reasons that residents may leave the home ar...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Two South Orange Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

SO CV Update

The 34-year-old male and 51-year-old male are the first known cases in South Orange.

As the Village continues to monitor the Coronavirus, we have been informed that South Orange has two residents who are confirmed coronavirus cases. The confirmed residents are a 34-year-old male and a 51-year-old male.  Neither are currently hosp...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Essex County Opens COVID-19 Testing Site in Newark

SO CV Update

The drive-through site is meant for Essex County residents only.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson announced that Essex County will be opening a drive-through testing site for Essex County residents who are symptomatic of the Novel Co...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Seton Hall University Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus


A female employee of SHU has tested positive. The employee is not a South Orange resident.

As the Village continues to monitor the Coronavirus, we now have learned that a female Seton Hall University employee has tested positive for the virus. This employee does not reside in South Orange and the University is working with her hometown&rsqu...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Energy Aggregation Program Update

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If you are opted into the Energy Aggregation program, please read the following information carefully.

Around the middle of March 2020, South Orange residents who are participating in the SEA R-GEA program will be receiving a letter from Direct Energy about a contract price adjustment.  This bulletin is intended to explain that letter.

In 2019 the ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

NJ Transit Issues Update on Precautionary Measures Against Coronavirus

NJ Transit

Agency's Internal Task Force Works Closely with Public Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT today issued an update on the precautionary measures taken by the agency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ensuring the agency is taking all appropriate precautions to protect employees and custome...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Coronavirus - What You Need To Know


All the latest surrounding the Coronavirus

South Orange COVID-19 Page Home
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Annual Health Report Released for 2019

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Every year the Township of South Orange Village releases a report that updates residents about the activities of the South Orange Health Department.

Click Here for the Report Home