Frequently Asked Questions


Can I leave my vehicle parked on the street overnight?

Parking in the roadway is prohibited from 2:00 am to 6:00 am. If for some reason you need to leave a vehicle in the roadway overnight, you must call Police Headquarters prior to 2:00 am, and request permission. Permission will not be granted if the road is snow covered. To request permission, call 973-992-3000 and choose option #4.


Am I responsible for clearing the sidewalk in front of my house or place of business after it snows?

Per Township Ordinance 274-6, it shall be the duty of the owner, occupant or tenant of any lot, parcel of land, or real property in the Township abutting or bordering on the sidewalks of a public street in the Township to remove or cause to be removed all snow and ice from the sidewalk area in front of or bordering his lands, within 12 hours of daylight after the snow has ceased to fall. Also, note Township Ordinance 274-10 states that no person, including the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit upon any sidewalk or street in the Township, any snow or ice which has accumulated within the private property of such person, owner, tenant or occupant.


How do I get a temporary handicapped parking placard?

You must obtain an application from the Livingston Police Department Records Division and have your physician certify the application. The application MUST be completed by a licensed physician or it will not be accepted. Return the completed application tot he Records Division along with a $4.00 check or money order made out to New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Please note that permanent handicapped parking placards may only be obtained through the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

For more information, please contact 973-992-3000 extension #3400, or see the Police Records Division page.


How do I get a copy of a police report

See the Police Records Division page.


How do I pay for a summons?

A summons can be paid at the Livingston Municipal Court located in Livingston Town Hall, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. The Court may be reached at 973-535-7970.


What is the procedure for getting my fingerprints taken?

The Police Department not longer provides fingerprinting services for employment, background checks, immigration or any other non-criminal justice purpose unless the fingerprints are required for a federal purpose, or an out-of-state background check. This service is now performed by Sagem Morpho, a New Jersey State Police vendor. Click on the link to access online fingerprinting form. The required paperwork is also available a the Livingston Police Department Records Division. For more information, contact 973-992-3000 extension #3400.


Do I have to register my alarm system?

Yes. See our alarm system information page for more information.


I receive calls from solicitors requesting donations for various police related associations. Are these legitimate? Should I donate to these solicitors?

The Livingston Police Department does not solicit over the telephone. Livingston police officers are members of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association: Local 263. Livingston PBA Local 263 does conduct a solicitation through the mail, usually once annually.

Telephone calls from other groups representing themselves as “law enforcement” organizations are frequently made by telemarketing firms. These solicitations do not benefit the Livingston Police Department or PBA Local 263 in any way. These telemarketers are not police officers, and often use high-pressure tactics to get you to participate. Some will even say that they are affiliated with other local police agencies.

We urge you to use extreme caution should you decide to contribute to these companies. If you wish to contribute to a telemarketing solicitation, always ask or the name, address and telephone number so that you may call back after careful consideration. Most of them will not give out this information. You may also ask for financial statements and/or budget information prior to making your decision.


How do I get to Police Headquarters?

Click here for Mapquest. Our street address is 333 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey 07039.


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