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 Welcome To Hampton

Hampton Borough, on the banks of the Musconetcong River, has changed little since it was first settled in 1800.  In 1880, the town consisted of a store, hotel, cabinet manufacturer, blacksmith, wheelwright shop, grist mill, school house and about 25 dwellings. Hampton was once known as "Junction" because the Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad crossed through here.

What is now Hampton was originally incorporated as Junction Borough on February 20, 1895, from portions of both Lebanon Township and Bethlehem Township.  The name was changed to Hampton Borough as of February 11, 1909, by resolution of the Borough Council.  And in 1931, additional territory was annexed from both Glen Gardner and Bethlehem Township.

We welcome you to our website, please use the drop-down windows at the top to navigate around the site for any items of interest. Thank you for visiting and come back again! 

CONTACT:     Cathy Drummond, Hampton Borough Clerk           Linda Leidner, Hampton Borough Deputy Clerk 


PHONE:          (908) 537-2329                                                      FAX:        (908) 537-7097               HOURS:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

                                                                                            Please see Contact the Borough under Borough Info for more information.


JCP&L 24/7 Power Center and My Town Municipal Web Pages
24/7 Power Center and  

MyTown Municipal Web Pages

Outage communication tools feature local information for customers  

Our 24/7 Power Center online outage map, available at, displays individual outage locations with best-available estimated restoration time, the possible cause of the service disruption and crew status.  

During major storm events or other emergencies, the outage map features a prominent alert with links to outage-related news, safety tips and additional information such as water and ice distribution locations.  

In addition, MyTown, available at, connects customers, local officials and media to dedicated web pages for each municipality served by JCP&L. The pages provide a summary of current outages, a snapshot of each community’s electric infrastructure and links to other important information.  

This web-based information complements JCP&L’s industry-leading portfolio of communication tools that are designed to help customers access the important information they need during a power outage. Introduced in 2013, the tools include text and email alert notifications, interactive text messaging, personal outage information in customer online accounts, a mobile website and a smartphone app.  

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 Communication Tools for Utility Customers  

Power in the palm of your hand

Communication tools from Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) provide customers with simple and convenient ways to get the most current information related to their electric service, using the channel they prefer.  

Alerts offer important notifications related to power outages or bills  

Customers can sign up to receive automated emails or text messages to stay informed on topics including:  

Restoration updates in the event of an extended power outage  

■ Notifications of expected power interruptions for scheduled service reliability work  

■ Severe weather alerts in advance of storms

■ Billing reminders, including new bill available, payment due, payment posted or no payment received  

■ Reminders of scheduled meter reading date  

Get personalized account information with two-way text messaging  

Using a series of short codes, customers can send text messages to 544487 (LIGHTS) to report a power outage, request a status update on a reported outage, or make billing inquiries from a mobile phone. This customer-initiated tool utilizes the existing text message service on a mobile device.  

Short codes and frequently asked questions are available at 

Mobile website and smartphone app offer on-the-go access to account services  

With our mobile-optimized website and smartphone app, customers can easily manage their electric accounts on the go. Features include:  

■ Easy outage reporting and access to the mobile-optimized 24/7 Power Center outage maps  

■ Secure management of a customer’s electric account  

■ A click-to-call feature to reach our contact center  

■ Access to our full website  

Customers will automatically connect to the mobile website when using a smartphone to visit The smartphone app is available for Apple® iPhone® and Android™ devices. Search for "FirstEnergy" or “JCP&L” in the app store.

24/7 Power Center provides the most current outage information  

Our 24/7 Power Center outage maps, available at, now display individual outage locations with best-available estimated restoration times, the possible cause of the service disruption and crew status.

In addition, customers can receive a status update on a reported outage by logging into their accounts on the full or mobile website. Information about other outage activity in the customer’s area also will be displayed.  

Connect with JCP&L on social media  

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Visit for more information and to enroll in alerts or text messaging. 
Hampton Borough DPW Brush Chipping:
Brush Pick UP Dates:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dec., January, February - SUSPENDED

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

For a safer, cleaner street, brush should be placed out for pick-up earlier than 48 hours prior to scheduled pick-up date

We ask your cooperation in making Brush Pick-up more efficient by observing the following guidelines:

1.  NO BRANCHES OR LIMBS MORE THAN 6" IN DIAMETER WILL BE PICKED-UP.  Only branches, limbs and logs that can be chipped will be collected.

2.  SMALL LIMBS AND TWIGS should be in separate bundles no longer than 6'.

3.  ALL BRANCHES, LIMBS OR LOGS should no longer than 6' in length neatly stacked in one direction.  No more than 6" in diameter. CHIPPER LIMITS



6.  NO SHORT LOGS (Firewood)




REMINDER:  If you hire an outside contractor to cut down a tree, trim trees, bushes and/or landscape, the CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE for hauling it away-not the Borough.

VIOLATIONS:  If brush Pick-up procedures are not followed, brush will not be picked up and a Notice of Violation will be left.

October 13 to December 14, 2015.  DO NOT PUT grass, sticks, vines or stones in leaves.  Rake leaves to curbside.  Do not put leaves in bags.  Put them in neat piles curbside.  NOT WAY OUT INTO THE STREET.  Leaves should be no closer than 20 feet away from any storm drain or catch basin.  (This is a law.) 
The Mayor and Borough Council have announced that Trick or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm. Parade will begin at 1:00pm.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween! 

PLEASE BE ADVISED:  A bear was sighted on Main Street this morning in the vicinity of the railroad bridge and the DPW yard.  Please report a nuisance bear to the DEP's 24-hour, toll-free hotline:  1-877-WARN DEP (1-877-927-6337).  Please visit the following website for information on tips on how to properly handle garbage management and coexisting with bears: avoid.htm  PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH THE BEAR  Thank you.

The Hampton Borough 2015 User Friendly Budget (adopted) can be found by typing Budget in the Search Box. 
 Report bear damage, nuisance behavior or aggressive bears to the Wildlife Control Unit of the DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife at (908) 735-8793.  During evenings weekends, residents should call their local police department State Police Washington Barracks  (908) 689-3101 or the DEP Hotline at 877-WARN-DEP (877) 927-6337. A copy of the DEP News Release pertaining to Black Bears can be found by searching Documents and Forms and DEP News Release Black Bears.

2015 Hampton Municipal Budget
If you would like to see the 2015 Hampton Municipal Budget you can search Budget and you will be able to view the budget.  The Public Hearing and Adoption of the Budget will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:30pm. 
With Spring  just around the corner please remember if you are breaking into the ground for any reason you must call 811 for utility mark outs before you dig, for your safety and the safety of all of the Hampton Borough residents.  Remember we have water lines, gas lines and underground electric in some areas.

Please look under Forms and Documents on this sight for further information.

2015 Dog License Renewal
Please remember to renew your dog's license by January 31, 2014.  Be sure that the rabies vaccination does not expire prior to November 1, 2015.

The application for Dog License can be found by searching Documents and Forms.  It will say 2012 but when you click the link the 2015 Application will be there to download.  
Hampton Women's Club Seeks New Members
The Hampton Woman's Club is looking for new members who want to help serve the community & have a little fun.  Membership is $20 and the Club meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month, except in July and August, at 7:30p.m., at the Rescue Squad Building.  If you are interested in joining, or would like more information, please contact Monica White at (908) 537-9695.


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