Health Department

Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco
Health Department

The Health Department is responsible for complaints regarding no heat and infestation, garbage/debris/litter left on property, illegal dumping, animal bites, food establishment and pool inspections. Through it's Vital Statistics area, it is also responsible for issuing and providing copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates.

For Poison Help, please call 1-800-222-1222. This NJ Poison Help Hotline has been designated the regional poison center for New Jersey by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the American Association of Poison Control Centers.


  • Investigates illegal dumping, high weeds and garbage
  • Animal control (such as on roadways, trapped, carcass or stray)
  • Inspections of pools and food establishments
  • Investigations on lack of heat
  • Collecting fees for birth, marriage and death certificates

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q:

    What are the hours of operations


    Health Department: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
    Vital Statistics: Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm

  • Q:

    Who picks up stray or deceased animals? Who handles animal trapping?


    Hudson County Animal Enforcement.

  • Q:

    Do you handle food establishment/pool inspections?


    We handle new food-establishment inspection, re-inspection of existing food-establishments, public pool inspections and resident complaints.

  • Q:

    What is needed for a birth, marriage, or death certificate? What documents are required? What about corrections/changes? Are there fees involved?


    Come in to apply on Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm. Proper documentation and witness must be present. License $28.00 - Certificates $10.00 - Corrections $25.00.

    Click here to learn more about, "How to Apply for a Marriage License."

  • Q:

    When does heating season start/end and what are the temperatures that should be maintained?


    Starts on September 16th and ends May 25th.
    Day Temperature: 6am to 11pm 70°
    Night Temperature: 11pm to 6am 65°


Positive Recruitment: Several Local Jobs Available

Various positions available with “Infinity Recruiting Group,” who will be hosting a Positive Recruitment event on Tuesday, July 22, at 400 38th St., Suite 214, Union City, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested applicants must be able to repeatedly lift 50+ pounds. Full details and list of available positions below.


Executive Care will have a positive recruitment a event on Thursday, July 24, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the North Hudson Community Action Corporation, 400 38th Street, Suite 214, Union City.Whether you prefer Live-in or Hourly Opportunities, Executive Care has the assignment you are looking for! Flexible hours!!! Bilingual a plus!  Executive Care is one of the largest employers of credited home health aides in the region. Executive Care is a family owned business where we make our employees a top priority by making them a part of the family.

Better Team USA is hosting an Open House recruitment event on Thursday, July 24, at the North Hudson Community Action Corp., 400 38th St., Union City, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New garment production facility in Clifton is looking to hire sewing machine operators to create samples for production of high-end garments from outerwear/jackets/coats to dresses, skirts and pants. At least one year experience is recommended.


Visit The North Bergen Help Desk

Janet Castro

Health Officer:
Vincent Rivelli

Tel: 201.392.2084
Fax: 201.392.5123

1116 43rd Street, 2nd Floor
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

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