Welcome to the Borough of Norwood's Official Web Site.  the Borough of Norwood was incorporated in 1905 after seceding from Harrington Township.  Henry Essig, Jr. who was the first Mayor of Norwood was the driving force in Norwood adopting the Borough form of government.  On Monday, April 3, 1905 the first meeting of the newly incorporated Borough of Norwood was held with the oath of office administered to the officials by Wendell J. Wright, Master in Chancery in the State of New Jersey.  Today Norwood is still governed by a mayor and six council members all elected at large.  The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer and the Council is charged with the legislative functions.

The name Norwood emanated from the old description "North-Woods".  The Lenni Lenape Indians roamed the land as evidenced by an occasional arrowhead dug up in a local garden.  Norwood is till proud of their "North-Woods: and in 2006 the Mayor and Council entered into a Deed of Conservation Easement with the Meadowlands Conservation Trust to preserve 100+ acres of property in perpetuity as open space.

Feel free to navigate our website for information regarding meetings schedules, agendas, ordinances, newsletters, paying property taxes, violations and more.  E-mail us with your comments.
 

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