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., will be holding their August 19, 2021 Township Committee meeting at 6:30 pm in the Township's virtual meeting room via the GoToMeeting platform due to the increase in COVID numbers within the County.  Please use the link below to join.


You may contact the clerk at clerk@hopewelltwp-nj.com for further assistance.

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

          Hopewell Township Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Shiloh and Cumberland County OEM's will be having a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting on July 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm via the Microsoft Teams platform.  You can join the meeting using the link below:



As of September 8th, the Preliminary Draft Appendix for your community’s portion of the Cumberland County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (CC HMPU) will be available for review on the project website: https://cchmpu21.com/documents.

There will be a separate Appendix for each of the participating municipalities available for download.

This review period will close on Friday, October 1st. However, please be aware there will be additional opportunities to participate in the update of the plan.


Have you experienced a loss from a natural hazard? Are you interested in learning more about risks our community faces from natural hazards and what can be done about it?


Hazard mitigation is defined as sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards such as flooding, high winds, winter storms, and wildfires. Hazard mitigation planning is the process through which communities identify the risks they face and develop strategies to implement hazard mitigation measures.


Our community has a current hazard mitigation plan (HMP) that was completed in 2016 along with the other municipalities in Cumberland County. An update of this hazard mitigation plan is underway to meet federal requirements and help substantially reduce the risk of injury, death, property loss, and economic disruption from natural disasters.


The participation of concerned citizens will be important to the success of the hazard mitigation plan update. Hazard mitigation is most effective when local governments work with residents, property owners, and business interests to identify and understand risks and focus public and private resources on realistic solutions to problems.


For more information, please visit the Cumberland County 2021 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update project website.


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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:

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