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You don’t have to own a home in Tenafly to know what’s happening there.  Go to the town website.  That’s all you have to do.  The Borough of Tenafly website is where you’ll discover that Tenafly is doing a revaluation right now.

Let’s say you’re thinking of buying a home in Englewood.  You see that many of the homes there are from the early 20th century so you’d like to know about the city’s history.  Go to the City of Englewood website where you’ll find the Historic Englewood page This page will take you from Englewood’s earliest days to the present.  The information there is incredibly fascinating.

The River Vale website is the place to go for local events.  It’s always on their home page.   Park Ridge and Westwood do this too along with many other local communities.  You may find important changes on a town’s home page.  Because of this it’s important to check your town  website from time to time.  Westwood began registering it’s various Recreation Department activities online this year.  This new change is announced on it’s home page.

Town websites help tremendously when you need a form because they allow a download.  This saves you a trip to the Borough Hall.

Here’s a perfect example for you.  You want to put up a fence on your property and you live in Cresskill.  To do this you must send a permit to the Building Department.  You find the fence permit form on the Cresskill Boro website and download it.  What could be easier?  Some towns like Tenafly actually have a step by step guide for you when it comes to getting a permit  Tenafly makes the entire process understandable as a result.

Many community sites have portions of their building codes right on their websites.  Old Tappan has their entire borough code online.

You may be amazed at how much information can be found on a town website.  If you’re thinking of buying a home or if you’re a Bergen County resident now, check out the borough website.

Don’t forget about the County’s website too.  There is an overwhelming amount of information on the Bergen County Website

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