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Passaic County is a diverse county with a rich history and a bright future. Discover our history, our attractions, and our services. 
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Posted Jan. 23, 2020

Effective January 27, 2020, the 1-2 Day Delivery Fee for Expedite Passports will be increasing to $17.13. This will bring the total Expedite fee to $187.13. Check or Money Orders can be made payable to “U.S. Department of State.” See attached flyer for more information.
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Posted Jan. 10, 2020

Looking back at a busy 2019!  Stay connected with us as our office aims to continue enhancing our services in 2020!
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Posted Jan. 06, 2020
(Pearl River, NY) Jan. 4, 2020 – O&R cautions customers to beware of an increase of scam calls today. The scammer is making an O&R phone number show up on the customer’s caller ID screen and instructing the customer to pay their bill or their service will be shut off within the hour. Don’t fall for it!
Posted Dec. 16, 2019

[UPDATE]: The code blue alert that was issued on Monday December 16, 2019 has been deactivated as of 10:00 am on Sunday, December 22, 2019. 

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The term “Freeholder” can be traced to the colonial period of American history. In New Jersey’s 1776 Constitution, the state vested the power to govern counties in an elected body of “men” who held or owned land outright with no debt or mortgages to be Chosen by their peers. The body was deemed the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Although there is no longer a requirement to own land and all citizens of legal age have the right to vote and hold office, the term Freeholder has endured. New Jersey has 21 Counties, and no two counties are exactly the same. The organization and structure of counties are tailored to fit their communities’ needs and characteristics. In Passaic County’s commission form of government, the Freeholders discharge both the legislative and executive responsibilities of government. The seven member board is headed by a Freeholder Director who is selected to serve a one-year term at the Board’s annual reorganization meeting held in January. Each Freeholder is elected at-large for a staggered 3-year term