Hours of Operation

The District Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday -Friday, excluding State holidays.


  Accepted Forms of Payment

The District accepts checks or money orders. We cannot accept cash or credit cards. Please make checks payable to HEPSCD.



Welcome to the Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District

The Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District,serving three counties, is a special purpose subdivision of the State of New Jersey Dept of Ag:Division of Ag & Natural Resources. HEPSCD is one of 15 soil conservation districts in New Jersey empowered to conserve and manage soil and water resources in cooperation with the State Soil Conservation Committee. The District addresses stormwater, soil erosion and sedimentation issues that result from land disturbance activities (primarily construction). District certification of plans for qualifying projects is a prerequisite to local construction permits. The mission of the New Jersey Conservation Partnership is to provide leadership in the planning and implementation of natural resource management programs for the agricultural and development communities and the general public through a locally based delivery system in coordination with local, state and federal partners. Please click the link, What Is A Conservation District?, for more information.


Our office is located in a small blue house next to the Fells Common strip mall until July 27, 2015.

 Old address:

15 Bloomfield Avenue

North Caldwell, NJ 07006

Phone: 973-364-0786 FAX 973-364-0784

New address (as of July 28, 2015):

80 Orchard St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003

phone 862-233-4505 fax 862-233-4507




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We are moving to our new office this summer. Our moving date is Tuesday July 28 and the office will be closed to the public on this day. 


HEPSCD Supervisor Gray Russell recognized as a "Sustainability Hero"in June 2015 by Sustainable NJ.



NEW! The Standards of Soil Erosion & Sediment Control in New Jersey 7th Ed. are now available for download at no cost. These Standards were adopted January 2014 and include additional guidance for assessing downstream stability, rip rap design, the use of infiltration and additional vegetative options for use in the Pinelands National Reserve. The effective date for these amendments is February 20, 2014.

2015 is the International Year of Soils

District Notes updated to reflect the 7th Edition of the NJ Standards for SESC