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The City of Hoboken owns and operates three community gardens which provide nearly 80 Hoboken Households with the ability to garden fresh produce. The City of Hoboken seeks to provide fair and equitable access to Hoboken residents who wish to use plots in community gardens owned by the City at the following locations:

  • 3rd & Jackson. This community garden with 45 plots was rehabilitated in 2014 by slightly elevating the beds and replacing the wood foundations. Priority for plots in this garden is given to Hoboken Housing Authority residents.
  • City Hall. This community garden with 4 plots was constructed in 2016. One plot in this garden is reserved for a community group.
  • Northwest Pop-Up Park. This community garden with 30 plots will be constructed in 2017.

The City has an online waiting list and subsequent agreement for residents to secure a garden plot.

Community garden space is limited and will be available to Hoboken residents on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of one plot will be provided per household.

Application Form

Residents interested in a community garden plot should click here to complete the Hoboken Community Garden Waiting List Application

Community Garden Agreement

The Community Garden Administrator will contact the next resident on the wait list via email when a plot becomes available and provide the resident with a Community Garden Agreement form. When contacted, the resident will have 3 business days to complete the Community Garden Agreement.

Term

Community garden plots will be assigned for a two (2) year period. At the conclusion of the gardener’s two (2) year period, the gardener may choose to reapply using this form to return to the wait list.

Community Garden Rules

The City provides the following to gardeners, as available: a garden plot to grow produce and/or flowers for harvest by gardeners; access to water through a spigot and/or hand-held hoses; access to general garden tools and/or community shed; compost bins and/or an area for disposal of garden waste; and a limited amount of fresh soil.

If accepted as a gardener, you will abide by the following rules, terms, and conditions, pursuant to the Community Garden Agreement that each gardener shall sign:

  1. You use this garden at the sole discretion of the City of Hoboken. You agree to abide by its policies and practices.
  2. You understand there is a suggested donation of $10.00 per plot due one week after receiving notification of your plot assignment. Donations are requested to offset continuing maintenance and repair costs, as well as replacement costs for lost or damaged tools. Donations shall not be refunded.
  3. You will have access to your plot from May 15 – November 30 (with exceptions for the Northwest Pop-Up Park Community Garden). Community Garden hours are dawn to dusk; the Community Garden will be locked after daylight hours.
  4. You will plant something in your garden plot by May 31 (or if approved for a plot after May 31 within two weeks of the approval) and will maintain your plot through November 30.
  5. You will keep your plot, paths, fences, and surrounding areas clean and neat. No personal belongings, aside from gardening materials and tools, shall remain on the premises (no bikes, luggage, etc.).
  6. Maintenance of your garden plot is your sole responsibility. You will water as needed, remove weeds promptly, control disease or insect infestations, properly remove contaminated plants, and harvest produce in a timely manner.
  7. You understand that it is your responsibility to maintain plants within the limits of your plot and to keep vegetation less than six feet in height, so as not to shade neighboring plots. You will not expand your plot beyond your assigned plot number or into paths or other plots.
  8. You will not leave your plot unmaintained for any period of time exceeding two weeks without making arrangements for its care.
  9. If you must abandon your plot for any reason, you will notify the Garden Administrator and Garden Manager via email.
  10. You will participate in the regular cleanup and maintenance, as well as fall cleanup of the garden.
  11. By November 15, you will clear your plot of all plant material, leaving the plot as found in the Spring
  12. You will respect the garden’s property and assets. You will be respectful of other gardeners. You will not enter others’ plots, will not water others’ plots, and will not borrow or remove anything from the plots of other gardeners.
  13. You will not take food or plants from other gardeners’ plots, unless given permission from another gardener.  I will not take anything from the garden that is not rightfully yours.
  14. You will conserve water to the greatest extent possible and obey any water conservation/drought advisories.  I will turn off water after use and coil all hoses, as available, near the water source. You will not drag hoses through other gardeners’ plots.
  15. You will use equipment and tools owned in common responsibly and treat them with care, clean and return them to the shed after use, and store them neatly and securely. You will not remove equipment furnished by the City of Hoboken from the garden.
  16. You will completely separate your trash into three groups: 1) compost: dead plants, leaves, and other green waste plant parts; 2) recyclables: paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum, etc. and 3) trash.  You will put each type of waste only in the areas designated specifically for each. You will place diseased and insect-infested plants in plastic bags and remove them from the site.
  17. Anything you bring from your home you will take back home. You will not bring household trash and leave it at the Community Garden.
  18. You will not grow illegal plants in the garden.
  19. You will not sell your produce on the premises.
  20. You will not smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, use illegal drugs, or gamble in the garden.  You will not come to the garden while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
  21. You will not bring pets or other animals to the garden.
  22. Guests and visitors, including children, may enter the garden only if you accompany them.  They must follow all rules, terms, and conditions stated in the Community Garden Agreement. You will supervise your children at all times when they are in the garden.  You am solely responsible for the behavior of your guests.
  23. You will report any violation of the rules, terms, and conditions set forth in the Community Garden Agreement to the Garden Administrator via email.
  24. You understand and willingly accept the inherent risks in gardening. You understand that use and misuse of gardening tools may result in injury. You are aware that soil and food-borne diseases, though rare, may be contracted through gardening or consuming undercooked food.
  25. You will work to keep the garden a happy, secure, and enjoyable place where all participants can garden and socialize peacefully in a neighborly manner. You will respect other gardeners, and you will not use abusive or profane language or discriminate against others.
  26. Subject to the Community Garden Agreement, you understand, acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your actions and conduct, and the actions and conduct of your guests, while in the Community Garden and that neither the City of Hoboken entities nor any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, lessors, affiliated companies or foundations have any liability to you or your guests for losses, damages, or costs incurred as a result of participation in, or entry onto the premises of, the Community Garden and you waive and release the aforementioned parties from any claims that you may have, whether based on tort, contract or otherwise, resulting there from.

As a participant in the Community Garden and signatory to the Community Garden Agreement, you are a guest and that your privileges may be revoked in the event that you fail to comply with the terms of the Community Garden Agreement. Breaking any rules, terms, and conditions is cause for exclusion from the garden and loss of your plot.

Community Garden Administrator

For any questions about Hoboken Community Gardens or to report a violation of the Community Garden Rules at any Hoboken Community Garden, please contact the Community Garden Administrator Jennifer Gonzalez at jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov or 201.420.2000 x4000.

Community Gardens

Contact Info

Community Gardens

The City of Hoboken owns and operates three community gardens which provide nearly 80 Hoboken Households with the ability to garden fresh produce. The City of Hoboken seeks to provide fair and equitable access to Hoboken residents who wish to use plots in community gardens owned by the City at the following locations:

  • 3rd & Jackson. This community garden with 45 plots was rehabilitated in 2014 by slightly elevating the beds and replacing the wood foundations. Priority for plots in this garden is given to Hoboken Housing Authority residents.
  • City Hall. This community garden with 4 plots was constructed in 2016. One plot in this garden is reserved for a community group.
  • Northwest Pop-Up Park. This community garden with 30 plots will be constructed in 2017.

The City has an online waiting list and subsequent agreement for residents to secure a garden plot.

Community garden space is limited and will be available to Hoboken residents on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of one plot will be provided per household.

Application Form

Residents interested in a community garden plot should click here to complete the Hoboken Community Garden Waiting List Application

Community Garden Agreement

The Community Garden Administrator will contact the next resident on the wait list via email when a plot becomes available and provide the resident with a Community Garden Agreement form. When contacted, the resident will have 3 business days to complete the Community Garden Agreement.

Term

Community garden plots will be assigned for a two (2) year period. At the conclusion of the gardener’s two (2) year period, the gardener may choose to reapply using this form to return to the wait list.

Community Garden Rules

The City provides the following to gardeners, as available: a garden plot to grow produce and/or flowers for harvest by gardeners; access to water through a spigot and/or hand-held hoses; access to general garden tools and/or community shed; compost bins and/or an area for disposal of garden waste; and a limited amount of fresh soil.

If accepted as a gardener, you will abide by the following rules, terms, and conditions, pursuant to the Community Garden Agreement that each gardener shall sign:

  1. You use this garden at the sole discretion of the City of Hoboken. You agree to abide by its policies and practices.
  2. You understand there is a suggested donation of $10.00 per plot due one week after receiving notification of your plot assignment. Donations are requested to offset continuing maintenance and repair costs, as well as replacement costs for lost or damaged tools. Donations shall not be refunded.
  3. You will have access to your plot from May 15 – November 30 (with exceptions for the Northwest Pop-Up Park Community Garden). Community Garden hours are dawn to dusk; the Community Garden will be locked after daylight hours.
  4. You will plant something in your garden plot by May 31 (or if approved for a plot after May 31 within two weeks of the approval) and will maintain your plot through November 30.
  5. You will keep your plot, paths, fences, and surrounding areas clean and neat. No personal belongings, aside from gardening materials and tools, shall remain on the premises (no bikes, luggage, etc.).
  6. Maintenance of your garden plot is your sole responsibility. You will water as needed, remove weeds promptly, control disease or insect infestations, properly remove contaminated plants, and harvest produce in a timely manner.
  7. You understand that it is your responsibility to maintain plants within the limits of your plot and to keep vegetation less than six feet in height, so as not to shade neighboring plots. You will not expand your plot beyond your assigned plot number or into paths or other plots.
  8. You will not leave your plot unmaintained for any period of time exceeding two weeks without making arrangements for its care.
  9. If you must abandon your plot for any reason, you will notify the Garden Administrator and Garden Manager via email.
  10. You will participate in the regular cleanup and maintenance, as well as fall cleanup of the garden.
  11. By November 15, you will clear your plot of all plant material, leaving the plot as found in the Spring
  12. You will respect the garden’s property and assets. You will be respectful of other gardeners. You will not enter others’ plots, will not water others’ plots, and will not borrow or remove anything from the plots of other gardeners.
  13. You will not take food or plants from other gardeners’ plots, unless given permission from another gardener.  I will not take anything from the garden that is not rightfully yours.
  14. You will conserve water to the greatest extent possible and obey any water conservation/drought advisories.  I will turn off water after use and coil all hoses, as available, near the water source. You will not drag hoses through other gardeners’ plots.
  15. You will use equipment and tools owned in common responsibly and treat them with care, clean and return them to the shed after use, and store them neatly and securely. You will not remove equipment furnished by the City of Hoboken from the garden.
  16. You will completely separate your trash into three groups: 1) compost: dead plants, leaves, and other green waste plant parts; 2) recyclables: paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum, etc. and 3) trash.  You will put each type of waste only in the areas designated specifically for each. You will place diseased and insect-infested plants in plastic bags and remove them from the site.
  17. Anything you bring from your home you will take back home. You will not bring household trash and leave it at the Community Garden.
  18. You will not grow illegal plants in the garden.
  19. You will not sell your produce on the premises.
  20. You will not smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, use illegal drugs, or gamble in the garden.  You will not come to the garden while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
  21. You will not bring pets or other animals to the garden.
  22. Guests and visitors, including children, may enter the garden only if you accompany them.  They must follow all rules, terms, and conditions stated in the Community Garden Agreement. You will supervise your children at all times when they are in the garden.  You am solely responsible for the behavior of your guests.
  23. You will report any violation of the rules, terms, and conditions set forth in the Community Garden Agreement to the Garden Administrator via email.
  24. You understand and willingly accept the inherent risks in gardening. You understand that use and misuse of gardening tools may result in injury. You are aware that soil and food-borne diseases, though rare, may be contracted through gardening or consuming undercooked food.
  25. You will work to keep the garden a happy, secure, and enjoyable place where all participants can garden and socialize peacefully in a neighborly manner. You will respect other gardeners, and you will not use abusive or profane language or discriminate against others.
  26. Subject to the Community Garden Agreement, you understand, acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your actions and conduct, and the actions and conduct of your guests, while in the Community Garden and that neither the City of Hoboken entities nor any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, lessors, affiliated companies or foundations have any liability to you or your guests for losses, damages, or costs incurred as a result of participation in, or entry onto the premises of, the Community Garden and you waive and release the aforementioned parties from any claims that you may have, whether based on tort, contract or otherwise, resulting there from.

As a participant in the Community Garden and signatory to the Community Garden Agreement, you are a guest and that your privileges may be revoked in the event that you fail to comply with the terms of the Community Garden Agreement. Breaking any rules, terms, and conditions is cause for exclusion from the garden and loss of your plot.

Community Garden Administrator

For any questions about Hoboken Community Gardens or to report a violation of the Community Garden Rules at any Hoboken Community Garden, please contact the Community Garden Administrator Jennifer Gonzalez at jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov or 201.420.2000 x4000.

Birth Certificates

Fee: $10 Cash or Money Order
Application

Death Certificates

Fee: $10 Money Order
Application

Marriage Certificates

Fee: $10 Money Order
Application
Call 201-420-2040 for questions or instructions

Marriage or Civil Union Licenses

Fee: $28 Cash
Instructions / Application

Business Licenses

New businesses should contact this office to determine if they need to complete a business application. All other businesses will be mailed annual renewals. Business Check or Cash is acceptable.

Dog Licenses

All Dogs in the City of Hoboken must possess a dog license and maintain it annually. Fee: $12 Spayed/Neutered, $16 Not Spayed/Neutered. We accept Cash and Personal Check. Application

Apostille Seal

All Apostille Seals are handled at the state level. Please go to their website for further assistance. New Jersey Department of Vital Statistics

Did you know?

It is legal to hail in Hoboken. 

Contrary to popular belief or common local practice, it is legal to hail a licensed yellow cab (although not limousines) anywhere in Hoboken, not just at the train terminal. There are 65 authorized taxis. Before you enter a cab, make sure you see the circular Hoboken logo and number.

Only one fare per taxi. 

Taxis may accept only one fare – a person or group of persons going to the same location – per ride. With the permission of the first fare, a second fare may join, but no more. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first. This rule has been laxly enforced and widely violated in the past, but that is no excuse for continued violations, and the Administration will investigate and take action against all reported violations.

The local fare for yellow cabs is $8.00 or $7.00 from the PATH taxi stand, plus additional fees. 

The local fare is $8.00, except it is $7.00 for rides originating from the NJ Transit/PATH station taxi stand, regardless of weather or shortage of drivers. Additional fees are permitted for extra passengers and baggage (see below for details). In the past, it has been common for residents and visitors to be grossly overcharged by taxi drivers during inclement weather or high demand. Please report any violations.

Call if you see a violation. 

Residents who believe there is a violation should immediately contact Monique Campbell at the Division of Taxi & Limousine Licensing by calling 201-725-7885 or emailing taxi@hobokennj.gov and providing the time of the incident, the taxi number (or driver’s license number or vehicle plate number), and a description of what happened. Residents are the City’s eyes and ears, and we can only take action if we know there is a problem.

Complaint Forms

Complaint Form

Complaints Enforcement Policy

In addition to active surveillance and enforcement of taxi and limousine regulations on the street, The City of Hoboken Division of Taxis and Limousines carefully monitors and acts on complaints from the community regarding licensed taxis and limousines in accordance with the following policy:

Anonymous Complaints: 

Complaints submitted anonymously are reviewed and added to the individual driver/owner file. The Division always asks the complainant if they would like to prepare an affidavit to allow the Division to broaden actions taken at this level (see next section). Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division typically issues a warning to the driver/owner and tracks the frequency of complaints regarding the individual driver/owner. If multiple complaints are collected on an individual driver/owner (typically three or more), the Division may choose to issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

Affidavit Complaints: 

All individuals submitting a complaint are offered the opportunity to complete an affidavit expressing a willingness, if required, to testify in court on the issue. In most cases, court appearance is not likely; however, individuals who choose this option make it more appropriate for the Division to take immediate action on the grounds that the complaint represents a major concern and should be resolved more swiftly than via the anonymous method described above. Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division may choose to immediately issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

In all instances, disciplinary actions are conducted in accordance with the authority bestowed upon the Division via the Hoboken City Code.

Municipal Code

If you have any questions about our municipal code, please view it directly online. 179A 180A

Did You Know Documents

List of licensed taxi and limousine companies

Rules and Regulations for drivers

Future Inclement Weather and Holiday Enforcement

Taxi Enforcement

Taxi Rates

Maximum Allowable Intra-City Fares

The maximum allowable fare for intra-city taxi service is $8.00, except for taxi service initiating from the taxi stand at the New Jersey Transit/PATH station which is $7.00.

Additional Allowable Fees

1. If cab rides are shared with the consent of the first rider(s), the fee may be increased by $7.00 so long as the second rider(s) is not going to the same exact destination. No more than two paying passengers. The right of the taxicab operator to transport shared rides applies only at taxi stands designated by the City of Hoboken if there are more passengers than available taxis. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first.

2. If a taxi picks up a party of more than one person at a taxi stand at the New Jersey Transit/PATH station for intra-city travel, the taxi driver may charge an additional One Dollar ($1.00) fee for each person, in addition to the allowable fare of Seven Dollars ($7.00). There is no additional fee for children under the age of Thirteen (13) years old.

Allowable Baggage Fees

In addition, there shall be a charge of $0.50 for each bag exceeding two, with which a driver assists a passenger, except that senior citizens shall not be subject to this fee.

Maximum Allowable Non-City Fares

Every driver must have a City approved Rate Book in the vehicle at all times and must use the rates included in the book.

Out of Town –

WEEHAWKEN

Port Imperial $17.00

Golf Range $20.00

Chart House $10.00

Lincoln Harbor $9.00

JERSEY CITY

Newport Apartments $9.00

Avalon Cove $9.00

Newport Mall & Area $9.00

Society Hills $25.00

Port Liberty $23.00

Liberty State Park $23.00

Kennedy Blvd. & Montgomery $18.00

Kennedy Blvd. & Communipaw $20.00

New Jersey City University Area $23.00

Greenville Area $23.00

Communipaw & Pacific $17.00

Kennedy Blvd. & Paterson Plank Road $13.00

Communipaw Avenue $23.00

Mc Adoo Avenue $25.00

Danforth Avenue $25.00

Culver Avenue $23.00

Old Bergen Ave. $25.00

Pearsall Ave. $25.00

LOWER JERSEY CITY

Columbus Driver Area $12.00

Exchange Place $12.00

155 Washington Blvd. & 100 Warren St. $12.00

4th Street $9.00

7th Street $11.00

Grove St. PATH $12.00

Grand St. & Jersey Ave. $16.00

Grand St. & Pacific $18.00

Pacific & Johnston $18.00

Pacific, Caven Point Road $22.00

JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS AREA

Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

Nelson Ave. $14.00

Manhattan Ave & Tonelle Ave. $15.00

Central Ave. $10.00

Palisades Ave. & Sherman Ave. $8.00

Journal Square $13.00

Court House $11.00

Congress & Central Ave. $9.00

STREETS OFF OCEAN AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$24.00

WESTSIDE AVENUE

American Can Co. $20.00

Broadway & Westside Ave. $21.00

Marion Garden Area $22.00

Montgomery & Westside Ave. $23.00

Belmont & Westside Ave. $24.00

STREETS OFF WESTSIDE AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$25.00

STREETS OFF MALLORY AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$25.00

STREETS OFF GARFIELD AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$25.00

GARFIELD AVENUE

Brown Place & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Neptune Ave. & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Seaview Ave. & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Gates Ave. & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Merrit St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Schley St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Samson St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Shaffer St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

DOWNTOWN UNION CITY

Palisades Ave. (Not above 5th St.) $9.00

Palisades Ave. & 18th St. $10.00

Palisades Ave. & 23rd St. $11.00

Paterson Plank Rd. & 2nd St. $10.00

Central Ave. & Summit Ave. $12.00

Union City Reservoir &Gregory Commons $10.00

Troy Towers $10.00

22nd Street & Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

VIA BOULEVARD EAST

19th Street $9.00

The Shades $9.00

700 Blvd. East Apts. $9.00

Bonn Place $11.00

Fulton Street $12.00

50th Street $16.00

60th Street $18.00

67th Street $20.00

75th Street $22.00

85th Street $24.00

Nungesser’s $28.00

VIA KENNEDY BLVD.

10th Street & Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

22nd Street & Kennedy Blvd. $13.00

32nd Street & Palisade Ave. $12.00

32nd Street & Bergenline Ave. $13.00

43rd Street & Hudson Blvd. $15.00

50th Street & Hudson Blvd. $17.00

57th Street & Hudson Blvd. $18.00

65th Street & Hudson Blvd. $20.00

70th Street & Hudson Blvd. $21.00

76th Street & Hudson Blvd $23.00

85th Street & Hudson Blvd. $25.00

Nungesser’s $28.00

NORTH BERGEN

15th Street & Paterson Plank Road $13.00

39th Street & Hackensack Plank Road $17.00

Paterson Plank Road & Tonelle Ave. $19.00

5 Corners North Bergen $15.00

50th Street & Tonelle Ave. $23.00

67th Street & Tonelle Ave. $25.00

76th Street & Tonelle Ave. $27.00

85th Street & Tonelle Ave. $29.00

91st Street & Tonelle Ave. $30.00

Dan Kelly’s Hill $30.00

VIA RIVER ROAD (60 ST)

Pier 1 & 2 Guttenberg $22.00

Pier 7 & 9 NYC $22.00

Lever Brothers $24.00

Barretts $24.00

Ford Pier $26.00

Alco Plant $28.00

BAYONNE

Bayonne Naval Base $33.00

32nd Street & Broadway $33.00

22nd Street & Broadway $35.00

5th Street & Broadway $38.00

Bergen Point $38.00

Texas Oil $38.00

Tydol or Bayonne Warehouse $38.00

Terminal & Metropolitan Oil Co. Gate Only $38.00

Standard Oil Co. Gate Only $38.00

HOSPITALS

Meadowlands Hospital $25.00

JC Medical Center $16.00

Christ Hospital $9.00

NEW YORK CITY

Penn Station $40.00 plus tolls

Grand Central Station $45.00 plus tolls

AIRPORTS

Newark $45.00 plus tolls

Teterboro $40.00 plus tolls

Kennedy $90.00 plus tolls

La Guardia $70.00 plus tolls

Meadowlands Arena $40.00

knowledge base: faqs



Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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