Information is key when looking at a community to build or relocate a business. The most successful business models are ones that have been started with thorough preparation. We are happy to provide your company with information about our Borough and the surrounding area.

The Hawthorne Economic Development Committee's focus is on retention and expansion of existing businesses, as well as attracting new businesses and community development. Please contact them if you are interested in starting a business, locating a business to our area, or expanding your current operation in the community. They are here to provide you with as much support and information we can provide to bring growth, development and quality jobs to Hawthorne.

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Business Registration, New Jersey

View the State of New Jersey's business portal, a one-stop shop for business.

  • Chamber of Commerce, Hawthorne
    471 Lafayette Avenue
    Phone: 973-427-5078


Learn about the Hawthorne demographics.

Garbage and Recycling

Information pertaining to garbage and recycling services available may be located in our Public Works department. Recycling is mandatory under state law.


Visit our Building Department section, our Planning and Zoning section and our Licenses and Permits page to learn more about permit processes and requirements including Tenant Review and Certificates of Compliance. A Business Certificate of Compliance is required whenever a new business (or new business owner) takes over operations at a given location, whether or not the type of business changes

Don't forget that many of our Forms and Applications are available online, including building permits, Food Licenses and Alarm Registration.

Passaic County Economic Development Office

Find information about the Passaic County Economic Development Office.

Postal Service

Hawthorne is served by the Hawthorne Post Office (Zip Code 07506), located at 226 Diamond Bridge Avenue, 973-423-2493.


Located in Passaic County about 20 miles from New York City, Routes 208, 17, 4, 287, 20, 21, 80 and the Garden State Parkway are all easily accessible.

Hawthorne is an easy drive from points in the Northeast and offers convenient access to New Jersey Transit bus and rail service find more information about it on the New Jersey Transit website. There are also many options for air transportation at Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, JFK Airport and Teterboro Airport, learn more about this on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website.


Learn about utilities in Hawthorne.