Attorneys who require Discovery must make a written request for the materials in question. All requests for discover should be forwarded to:

Union City Police Department
3715 Palisade Ave

Union City, NJ 07087
ATTENTION: Records Bureau/Discovery

Please contact the Union City Police Department Records Bureau at (201) 348-5795 for more information. Although discovery fees vary, you may visit our schedule of fees section for a general cost estimate.

To obtain a liquor license you must contact the Union City  Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall. The address of City Hall is:

3715 Palisade Ave

Union City, NJ 07087

Their telephone number is (201) 348-5731.

Fingerprints can be obtained in person at the Union City Police Records Bureau located on the first floor of City Hall.  The address of City Hall is:

3715 Palisade Ave

Union City, NJ 07087

Fingerprinting is performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., excluding national holidays. Please contact the Union City Police Records Bureau at (201) 348-5795  for more information or to confirm the fingerprinting schedule.

An individual who has temporarily lost the use of one or more limbs, is temporarily disabled as to be unable to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device, or had had their mobility otherwise temporarily limited as certified by a physician, may be eligible for a temporary handicapped parking permit. To be eligible for a temporary handicap parking permit, the applicant must obtain an application (SP-68) from the Union City Police Department Traffic Bureau located at:

617 Bergenline Ave
Union City, NJ 07087

It is recommended that the application be picked up in person by the applicant. The applicant must have their physician certify the application. The application MUST be completed by a licensed physician or it will not be accepted. Return the completed application to the Police Traffic Bureau along with a $4.00 money order to begin the application process. For more information, please contact the Union City Police Department Traffic Bureau at (201) 348-5788. Please note that permanent handicapped parking placards may only be obtained through the New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission.

Police reports can be obtained in person at the Union City Police Records Bureau located on the first floor of City Hall.  The address of City Hall is:

3715 Palisade Ave

Union City, NJ 07087

If you wish to receive a report by mail, you must send in a written request, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and $10.00 money order.

Please contact Records Bureau at (201) 348-5795 if you require any further information. Hours are: Monday through Friday,  9:00am to 4:00 pm, excluding national holidays.

Please reference our Firearms Application Guidelines section for more information regarding the acquisition of firearms.

Please contact the Union City Police Department Traffic Bureau at (201) 348-5788 during regular business hours to report any motor vehicle that appears to have been abandoned in your neighborhood.

Please call the Union City Police Department dispatch center at (201) 865-1111 to report any noise complaint that may be occurring in your neighborhood.

Please call the Union City Police Department dispatch center at (201) 865-1111to report any noise complaint that may be occurring in your neighborhood. You may also call the Union City Health Department by calling (201) 348-5604 to report an animal nuisance.

Please call the Union City Police Department dispatch center at (201) 865-1111to report any noise complaint that may be occurring in your neighborhood.

Please contact the Union City Police Department Detective Bureau at (201) 348-5800 to report any criminal activity that you may have witnessed in the past. You may report this incident anonymously. If you are observing a criminal incident occurring progress, please contact the Union City Police Department dispatch center at (201) 865-1111 or dial 9-1-1!

Please contact the Union City Police Department Traffic Bureau at (201) 348-5788 during regular business hours to report any habitual incidents of speeding down residential streets. If there is an aggressive driver creating an immediate threat or nuisance you should contact the Union City Police Department dispatch center at (201) 865-1111. Please try and document any information on the vehicle in question including license plate number, state of registration, color, make, model, and driver description.

Tickets can be paid in person through the Union City Violations Bureau. The Violations Bureau is located in City Hall on the 2nd floor. The address is:

3715 Palisade Ave
Union City, NJ 07087

Their telephone number is (201) 392-3663.

Please contact the Violation Bureau for more information including hours of operation. People can also pay most tickets on-line through the New Jersey State Municipal Courts Direct Website

If there is a dog or any other animal in your neighborhood that you believe may be pose an imminent threat, please call the Union City Police Department dispatch center at (201) 865-1111 immediately. Any other animal complaints may be forwarded to the Union City Health Department by calling (201) 348-5604.

When you want to say thank you for a job well done by a police officer or other employee of the Union City Police Department, you can visit or call the Union City Police Department during regular business hours and ask to speak to a supervisor. You can also write a letter or print and fill out our officer commendation form and mail it to:

Union City Police Department
3715 Palisade Ave
Union City, NJ 07087
Attention: Chief’s Office

Please try to remember the name of the employee or officer, the date of the occurrence, and the circumstances of how you were assisted. The incident will be reviewed and the police officer or employee could receive an award or letter of commendation.

Letters being mailed to the Chief of Police or any other member should be addressed as follows…

Rank/Title & Name of Police Department Member

Union City Police Department
3715 Palisade Ave
Union City, NJ 07087

Only dial 911 when there is a life or death emergency that requires the immediate response of emergency service such as police, fire or emergency medical services. All 911 calls are received by emergency 911 operators who are trained to screen calls quickly and efficiently. When there is a situation that requires police response but is not an emergency, use one of the non-emergency 7-digit telephone numbers found in our police directory or dial the police dispatch center at (201) 865-1111.

The Union City Police Department is a civil service employer and is governed by rules set forth by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. As a result, we select candidates from eligibility lists that are supplied to us by the State of New Jersey. City residents wishing to pursue a career with the Union City Police Department must obtain a Law Enforcement Exam (LEE) test application through the New Jersey Department of Personnel (NJDOP). For more information visit our employment section.

The Union City Police Department and The City of Union City are an equal opportunity employer.

The Union City Police Department currently has 169 sworn law enforcement officers and 75 civilian employees.