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

From Address:

Budget hearing on May 17, 2016

There will be a hearing on the 2016 Municipal Budget at the May 17, 2016 Mayor and Council Public Meeting at the Dumont Senior Center at 6:30PM.

Special meeting of Mayor & Council and Joint Land Use Board on May 12, 2016

There will be a special meeting of the Mayor and Council and the Joint Land Use Board on May 12, 2016, 10:00AM, at the Bergen County Courthouse, 10 Main Street, Courtroom 426, Hackensack, NJ. No formal action will be taken.

Primary Election voter registration deadline is May 17

Please be advised that Tuesday, May 17, 2016 is the deadline for all new voter registrations for the Primary Election on June 7, 2016.

Cancellation of May 3, 2016 Mayor & Council meeting

The May 3, 2016 meeting of the governing body of the Borough of Dumont has been cancelled due to lack of agenda. The next regularly scheduled meeting is May 17, 2016 at the Senior Center, 39 Dumont Avenue, Dumont, NJ.

Parking permits for residents and non-residents

Applications for 2016 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 7, 2015. Permits may be obtained at the Borough Clerk's office, 80 West 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 the driver's license and registration for the car to be used.  No copies will be made at Borough Hall - no exceptions. For more information, call 201-387-5023.