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Climate Action & Innovation

The Department of Climate Action & Innovation prepares Hoboken and its most vulnerable residents to adapt to the impacts of climate changes and drives greenhouse gas emissions reductions through planning, policy, procedures, capital investment, and community education. The Department collaborates across City departments and with other levels of governments, non-profit, and private sector partners to deploy sustainable and innovative solutions that enhance the delivery of capital projects and City services.

The Department coordinates efforts to meet or exceed Climate Action Plan goals for greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Key initiatives include fleet electrification, building energy efficiency, open space development, reduction of heat islands, urban tree canopy expansion, zero waste initiative implementation, stormwater and coastal flood risk management, and more.

The Department also oversees divisions including Sustainability and Resiliency, Capital Planning, Engineering and Water Utility, Innovation and Data, and Information Systems.


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The Hoboken Shade Tree Commission oversees the regulation, planting, care, and control of trees along roadways, in parks and public places in the City of Hoboken. Property owners are responsible for stewardship of street trees adjacent to their property. Any planting or pruning of street trees requires a tree permit. Learn more about tree planting and stewardship, find a licensed tree contractor, apply for a tree permit, and review tree planting guidelines.



North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) owns and operates Hoboken’s combined sanitary and storm sewer system. Report a clogged catch basin or sewer issue, or call 1.866.689.3970 for the emergency hotline.


Veolia operates and maintains Hoboken's water system. Report a service issue, water discoloration, pay your bill, or change service, or call 1.800.422.0141.

Learn more about plans to upgrade Hoboken's aging water infrastructure system.


PSEG owns and operates Hoboken’s electric and natural gas distribution system. Report a street light outage or pole issue, power outage, gas leak, pay your bill, make an appointment, or change service, call 1.800.436.7734. Download the FAQ about PSEG Utility Service.



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