Frequently Asked Questions
What is the InformMe Citizen Notification System?
This system allows you to sign up to get alert messages on your cell phone, work phone, by text message, e-mail, home phone, and more. You can also choose the locations you want to be contacted about. You can receive notifications about emergencies or services that may affect your home, your parents' home, your workplace, and your child's school, as long as those locations are within the boundaries of the City of Newark.
The system will be used to notify residents about imminent threats to health and safety as well as to advise of less critical service interruptions or changes that can affect your daily lives. City of Newark officials will send alerts about emergencies such as severe weather, floods, or critical police activity; however, you must select the types of non-emergency messages you wish to receive.
Click here to register for this service.
If you don't sign up, you will still receive notifications on your traditional home phone, but nowhere else.
The system is only as good as the information you provide. If your cell phone, work phone or email address changes, you must go to your profile and update the information. The one exception is traditional landlines. If a traditional landline changes to another landline number, that information will be updated during an annual 911 database renewal. For that reason we recommend that you update your profile at the time you make any changes. Not doing so could result in missing messages.
No, the information that you provide will be used for City of Newark InformMe messages only. We will not give or sell your contact information to any other organization.