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News about Westville

New Mayor

Congratulations to Councilman Fritz H. Sims, Jr. who was elected to the position of Mayor at the June 1, 2020 council meeting as a result of former Mayor Welsh moving out of the Borough.

Westville’s Governing Body :

Mayor Fritz H. Sims, Jr.
Council President Michael O. Ledrich
Councilman Travis R. Lawrence
Councilman Paul C. Mailley
Councilman Charles D. Murtaugh
Councilman Bruce Nordaby


Grass and Leaves Pick up

Public Works would like to remind residents that to minimize trash costs, grass clippings and leaves should be included with your regular trash.

Brush and tree clippings (vegetative waste) are picked up separately and should not be included with regular trash.  Details on trash and vegetative waste pick up can be found by visiting the Public Works page.

Municipal Court Sessions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there are no in-person Municipal Court sessions.  All court sessions will be held via video conferencing.

Individuals scheduled to attend Court will receive a notice that will include video conferencing instructions and contact information for the municipal court.

Defendants may continue to make payments for parking, traffic, and certain non-traffic matters through the municipal court’s online payment website at

Due to the municipal court building being officially closed, no in-person payments can be accepted at the court window.

If you have questions, call the court office Monday-Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm at 856-456-0060 or send an email to  For more details, download the flyer in English or Spanish.


COVID-19 Testing

NO SYMPTOMS NEEDED TO BE TESTED FOR COVID-19! Gloucester County’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on Thursdays.  Individuals must be 18  years old or older and must call (856) 218-4142 to be scheduled for a test on a Thursday. Appointments are required.

Taxes Due June 1

Tax payments extended to June 1, 2020!
Tax payments are due by the end of business on June 1, 2020.   Be advised, payments received after June 1st will have interest applied retroactively to May 1st in accordance to New Jersey Law.
Payments may be paid online at, mailed to the Borough office at 165 Broadway, Westville, NJ  08093 or placed in the locked box to the right of the Borough doors.
Questions can be directed to the Tax Collector at 856-456-0030, ext. 110

Fireworks Rescheduled

Due to the COVID-19 Virus, the Fireworks show originally scheduled for June 27th has been rescheduled to the evening of the Fall Festival.  The  Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th  and will take place along Broadway.  The Fireworks will be held on the same day, along River Drive, and will start at dusk.

COVID-19 Updates

For up to date information on the COVID-19 virus,  view updates from (1) the New Jersey Department of Health, (2) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and (3) Gloucester County Division of Health and Services.

Updated March 23rd

Governor Murphy’s
Executive Order #107
Executive Order #-108
Summary of Executive Orders #107 and #108
Executive Order 138 – Extension of Public Health Emergency

FAQ on how Executive Orders 107 & 108 will affect your business:

NJ Department of Labor Benefits and COVID-19: What Employees Should Know:

COVID-19 Information for New Jersey Business:

NJ COVID-19 Hub:

NJ COVID-19:  List of Essential Businesses

Additional Information:

New Jersey Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Gloucester County Division of Health Services
Stop the Spread of Germs flyer