Hopewell Borough Departments

Borough Hall is open to the public. We request that you wear a mask.

The Borough Administrator is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Council and is responsible for the proper and efficient administration of the local government.  The Administrator manages the day-to-day operations, overseeing personnel and departments and coordinates interdepartmental operations, including those of the Borough Attorney, Engineer and Auditor.  The Administrator advises and consults with the governing body on policy decisions, executes laws of the State and ordinances and resolutions of the Borough, recommends improvements, contracts, and prepares, administers and recommends the annual budget, and maintains a continuing analysis of programs, operations and services.  The Borough Administrator also serves as the purchasing agent of the municipality. 

Borough Administrator, Michele Hovan

Phone: (609) 466-2636
Email: michele.hovan@hopewellboro-nj.us

Hopewell Borough is served by the Montgomery Township health department. For more information visit their website or the Borough’s COVID-19 page.

Phone: (908) 359-8211 x. 2227


The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection and recording of all taxes levied upon properties in the Borough and is required to be licensed by the State of New Jersey to hold the position.

Regina Toth, CTC, RMC, Borough Tax Collector

Phone: (609) 466-2636
Email: regina.toth@hopewellboro-nj.us

Division of Taxation’s Property Tax Relief Program webpage at https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml

The NJ State Office of Local Code Enforcement provides services to the Borough,  609-466-2570. The main number for the Southern Office is 609-567-3653.   

Effective August 2021, all inspection requests must be submitted online at:                  https://fs2.formsite.com/njdca/d843oruyzp/index.html

or use the QR code below for inspection request submittals.


Facility Hours

Court Administrator – Susan M. Keeth, C.M.C.A              susan.keeth@njcourts.gov

Judge Eric Perkins, J.M.C.

Prosecutor        Christopher Malikschmitt

Court is held each 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm

All renewals for pet licensing are due by January 31 each year.  Please return the form mailed to you or download another here.  Questions may be directed to:

Christine Witt, Office Assistant @ 609.466.2636 or animallicensing@hopewellboro-nj.us

The Tax Assessor is responsible for the fair assessment of all real property in the Borough to ensure that the tax burden is distributed equally.  The law requires that the Assessor evaluate property as of October 1st in each tear to determine the full and fair value of each parcel.  Assessment Notice postcards are mailed each February to each property owner.

Consultations with the Tax Assessor are arranged by appointment.

Tax Assessor – Jennifer Carabelli, CTA               jennifer.carabelli@hopewellboro-nj.us

For questions about water and sewer billing, call Regina Toth at 609-466-2636 or pay online using the quick links at the top of the page. For system or service questions, contact Department Director Dave Misiolek 609-466-0168 or

For more information on garbage and leaf/brush pickup, visit the Public Works page or contact public works:

Phone: 609-466-0168
Acting Director: Alan Fiel


Services offered via contract with Montgomery Township Animal Control
Phone 908-359-8211 ext. 247

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am – 2pm. For emergencies outside of these hours, please call Hopewell Township Police at 609-737-3100.