Hopewell Township News and Notices



                The Hopewell Township Committee accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and in consideration of Executive Order No. 103  will be conducting a regular public meeting via the GoToMeeting platform on July 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm to discuss Ord 20-06 amending the salary ordinance to accomodate to an assistant tax assessor.  Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting may do so by going to the meeting room located at: https://www.gotomeet.me/HopewellTwp/meeting . The meeting room will be open 15 minutes prior to the advertised meeting time. Action may be taken.

                Instructions for joining the meeting will also be placed on our Township website (www.hopewelltwp-nj.com). Formal action will be taken during the meeting.

                If you have questions about joining the meeting, have questions for the Committee you can submit ahead of time, or do not have a computer with internet access please contact the Township Clerk by phone at (856)455-1230 x118 or by email at clerk@hopewelltwp-nj.com at least 2 hours before the meeting begins for assistance.

John Hitchner

Acting Township Clerk


The meetings scheduled for June are going to take place electronically using the GoToMeeting platform. You can use the link below to join the meeting room.  The link will stay the same for all public meetings for Hopewell Township.  All public Township Meetings for all committees and boards will utilize this link until further notice.  If you wish to participate in the meetings you will need to utilize the platform via a web browser in order to have access to the chat room.  It is highly advised that you use a web browser and not the app or dialing in from your phone.  During the public comment sections of the meetings you will be asked to type in the chat room that you have a comment and the moderator will give you the floor when it is your turn in the queue.  If you have questions for a committee or board you may submit them ahead of time to the Clerk via email at clerk@hopewelltwp-nj.com or by phone at (856)455-1230 x118.  If you need assistance joining the meeting you may contact the clerk up to 2 hours prior to the meeting and they will assist you with getting setup to participate.  

Please see the information below to join a meeting:

Hopewell Township Virtual Meeting Room

ID: 705-975-549

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (786) 535-3119

Access Code: 705-975-549

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

All meetings will be opened to the public 15 minutes prior to the previously advertised start time.

COVID-19 Information

The Township Municipal Building will be closing to the public as of Friday, March 20th at 4:30 pm.  All government employees will continue to handle all of your needs through alternative methods (please see the chart titled "Save the Trip to Town Hall" located on our COVID-19 Information page: 


You are highly encouraged to follow the Township’s Facebook page for the most current information available on the COVID-19 virus and Hopewell Township:

Tax Sale will be postponed.

Taxes are still due.They can be paid via the Township website, by mail, or by the drop box system setup in the foyer of the municipal building.  We will not be accepting any cash. Check, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order only please.

Senior Center Will Be Closed

The Senior Center located in Hopewell Township will be closed until further notice.

Hopewell Township / Cumberland Grows Partnership

If you are interested in looking into development opportunities in Hopewell Township, please take a look at our partnership with the Cumberland Development Corporation.




 In 2018, Hopewell Township was awarded a Small Cities Home Rehabilitation Program from The NJ Department of Community Affairs.  This program will allow low to moderate income homeowners in Hopewell Township assistance for home repairs to items such as Heating, Electrical & Plumbing Systems, Septic & Well, Weatherization (windows, insulation, etc.) Roof & Structural Conditions (foundation, etc.).  Information regarding the program and the income guidelines can be found on the Township website www.hopewelltwp-nj.com or contact the Hopewell Township Clerk’s Office at 856-455-1230 ext. 110. 


Doing Business in Hopewell

Tons of new businesses have opened in Hopewell in the past few years, and more are on the way. Please visit Our Local Businesses page for a list of all the active businesses in Hopewell, as well as links to business websites and their Facebook pages. 

Construction Shared Service
Hopewell has partnered with Upper Deerfield for Construction Office services. Office hours in Upper Deerfield are 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday. The Office is located at 1325 Route 77 in Seabrook. For all construction-related questions, please call 856-455-9591.

Hopewell Township residents or contractors may still pick up or drop off construction permit applications at the Hopewell Township Municipal building, or utilize the Construction/Code Office in Upper Deerfield.

Clean Energy Program
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program offers a variety of programs that can help homeowners in Hopewell manage their energy consumption. The Program offers ways to reduce utility bills in homes and businesses. For more information on this program, click here




Helpful Information

A Message from New Jersey State Police
Remember to secure your property by locking the doors to your home, vehicles, garages, and shed. Contact the NJ State Police Crime Watch tip line at 856-451-6034 if you observe any suspicious activity.

Did You Know?

State law requires landlords who rent (Non-Owner Occupied) houses, apartments, or buildings to register certain information with the Clerk of the city or town where the building is located.  If your building contains three or more apartments, the landlord must also register with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Housing Inspections, PO Box 810, Trenton, NJ  08625-0810.  Required forms and a copy of the ordinance are available here.

Can't Find What You're Looking For?

We are in the process of updating the website to provide more up-to-date information and better suit your needs. Some of these changes will involve moving pages and links. If you have any trouble with our website, please contact the Clerk at 856-455-1230, extension 118.

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Bruce R. Hankins, Mayor
Paul Ritter III, Vice Mayor
Joseph Shoemaker
Greg Facemyer
Robin Freitag