The Hardyston Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of radio dispatcher and part-time radio dispatcher.

Hardyston Community Garden Registration Starts March 4th!
Registration runs from March 4th through April 15th. Please see the links below for the Rules & Guidelines and the Registration Form. Both can be returned in person or by mail to the Hardyston Municipal Office.

2024 Hardyston Community Garden Registration Form
2024 Rules and Guidelines

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Miss Hardyston Pageant

2024 Pageant:  This year’s pageant is scheduled for Friday, June 7th at 7:00 pm at the Hardyston Township Municipal Building.  Applications are available through May 24, 2024 for the following categories:

Miss Hardyston – ages 17 to 21 – Application
Teen Miss Hardyston – ages 13 to 16 – Application
Jr. Miss Hardyston – ages 8 to 12 – Application
Little Miss Hardyston – ages 4 to 7 – Application
Little Mister Hardyston – ages 4 to 7 – Application

Hardyston Recreation is looking for sponsors and donations for participants and winners for this year’s pageant.  If you are interested please contact the Recreation Department at (973) 823-7020 X 9447.

All property inspections have now been completed by the appraisal company.  Inspections can still be arranged for anyone not yet done on the interior.  The 2024 tax book is scheduled to close on February 16, 2024, based on an extension granted by the Sussex County Board of Taxation.  If more time is needed, a further extension might be requested. 

Notification letters are being sent to all ratable property owners by 1/29/2024 showing the new assessment with an estimate of taxes based on the assessment change. A sample letter can be found at the link below. An estimated tax rate will be calculated for this purpose based on the known 2023 tax levy (using the total tax revenue raised from 2023 and dividing it by the new projected ratable base).  Property owners will be given an opportunity to discuss the new proposed assessed value with Appraisal Systems before the Tax Book is finalized.  Details will be provided in the letter on how to contact Appraisal Systems regarding assessment reviews.  Any necessary follow-up inspections will be conducted during the review period thru the middle of February. 

After the Tax Book is finalized, the customary Green Postcards will be mailed shortly afterward.  These cards will show the new final assessment on the front and include appeal instructions on the back. Anyone seeking to file an appeal of their new assessment will have till May 1st to do so. 

Further information about the Reassessment can be found thru Appraisal Systems website at (click the link and navigate to the Hardyston Township page). ASI can also be reached at (201) 493–8530.

Sample Reassessment Letter

Safety Town Registration Form
Safety Town Teen Volunteer Form

Hardyston relies on two notification systems to help reach residents:

Emergency Notifications & Alerts powered by Smart911

Alerts powered by Hardyston NJ Alerts is the official emergency
notification system used by the Township of Hardyston to communicate
with community residents during emergencies. Sign up now to receive
alerts from the Hardyston via text message, email, and/or voice

  • Add your address to receive geo-targeted alerts
  • Indicate what types of alerts you want to receive including weather, traffic, emergency, and more.
  • Indicate how you want to be notified by text, email, and/or voice message.

Sign up to receive emergency notifications here:

1) – OR –
2) Text Hardyston to 67283 to register

This service is provided by the Township of Hardyston at no cost to the
public; however, message and data rates may apply depending on your
provider and phone services. Please refer to your mobile phone’s service
plan for more information.

Constant Contact is a text and email notification system to receive monthly reminders about important news and events.
You can subscribe to Constant Contact by:

1) Clicking Here to sign up

Join the Poll Worker Team! – Details

Administrative Offices of the Hardyston Municipal Court now located in Franklin Borough – Effective February 1, 2022 the administrative functions of the municipal court will be located at the Franklin Borough Municipal Building as part of a municipal shared services agreement. 

All inquiries regarding court matters including tickets, complaints, court appearances etc. should be directed to the Court Administrator in Franklin by calling (973) 827-9280 x108 or emailing: or 

Payments should be mailed to: 

Municipal Court
Franklin Borough
46 Main Street
Franklin, NJ 07416 

Please note that most court appearances are being conducted remotely via Zoom. In the event that you have a case with the Hardyston Court that requires an in-person appearance, your case will be heard at the Hardyston Municipal Building. If you have any questions regarding your court appearance please contact the Court Administrator in Franklin.

Sussex County Senior Times NewsletterApril edition now available

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Municipal Building Open – Please be advised that the municipal building will be open daily from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm . The public will be permitted to enter the building . Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines when entering the building and wear a face covering. A drop box is available in the lobby for those that wish to use it. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.