Questions for the Administrator

Please submit questions for the Administrator prior to the Mayor and Council meeting so the Aministrator has time to research the answer.  This will allow the Administrator to provide you with an answer at the meeting or possibly earlier.  Questions can always be submitted to the Administrator via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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2018 Parking Permits

Parking Permits for Residents and Non-residents-Borough of Dumont

Applications for 2018 commuter parking permits for municipal parking in the Brook Street Parking Lot, West Shore Avenue section 2-5, and W. Quackenbush Avenue (north side-125 feet west of Park Avenue)  will be available to Dumont residents, non-residents and business owners on a first come, first-served basis December 18, 2017.  Permits may be obtained at the Borough Clerk’s office, 80 W. Madison Avenue, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Please note that this does not include overnight parking.

The fee is $120 per calendar year for residents and $180 per calendar year for non-residents; there is one hanger permit per household.  Applicants must bring a copy of their driver’s license and registration for the car to be used.  No copies will be made at Borough Hall-no exceptions.  Applications will be on the Borough website: dumontnj.gov   For more information, call 201-387-5023.

Garage Sale Permit Hours

The hours to obtain a permit for a garage sale are between 9 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday - no exceptions.

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Finance Department

Chief Financial Officer: Joseph Rutch
Address: 80 West Madison Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628
Phone: 201-387-5052
Fax: 201-387-5031
Finance Clerk: Cathy Romeo
Phone: 201-387-5026
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Responsibilities & Functions

The Finance Department is responsible for preparation of the Municipal Budget, maintaining of accounts payable, preparation of bank reconciliations, payment of bills, issuing and payment of debt, monitoring monthly budget controls, performing internal audits and all other related accounting responsibilities.

The payroll for all Municipal employees, including the library staff is also prepared within this office. All purchases made by the Borough of Dumont must go through the Finance Department.

Approximately 2,000 Purchase Orders are issued per year.

The Finance Department also prepares specifications for purchases that exceed the bid threshold of $17,500.00 which is required by State statute.


Where in Dumont is it?

80 W. Madison Avenue, Dumont, NJ

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Borough Administrator's Office

Administrator: Tom Richards
Address: 80 West Madison Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628
Phone: 201-387-5060
Fax: 201-387-5065
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:30pm; also by appointment
Summer Hours: Fri 8:30am-3:30pm


The Borough Administrator is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Borough Council. The basic function of the Administrator is to direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Borough, except as otherwise provided by law.

The Administrator is responsible to the Mayor and Council for carrying out all policies established by it and serves as liaison between the Mayor and Council and the Borough's departments and agencies.

The Administrator is the chief administrative official and chief of staff for the Borough and is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Supervises the preparation of and recommends annually to the Mayor and Council an operating budget, a capital budget, and a five-year capital plan.
  • Receives and deals with requests for, and complaints about, Borough services that cannot be dealt with by the operating departments and agencies.
  • Appoints and promotes subordinate Borough officers, except as otherwise provided by law.
  • Negotiates contracts for the Borough as authorized and directed by and subject to the approval of the governing body.
  • Oversees a proper purchasing system, approves all requests for goods and services to be purchased by the Borough, and approves all bills and vouchers for payment prior to final approval by the governing body.


Where in Dumont is it?

80 W. Madison Avenue, Dumont, NJ

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