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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°


August 2015 Employment Opportunities

Macy’s Job Fair

Macy’s Logistics and Operations in Secaucus, NJ is now Hiring for Part-Time Warehouse Associates on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 1 to 3pm at Hudson County One Stop Career Center, 530 48th St., 6th flr, Union City.

View Additional Information Here

Confident Care Corp - Certified Home Health Aides

Positive recruitment at North Hudson Community Action Corporation, 400 38th St., Suite214, for Certified Home Health Aides on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Food Service Supervisor for the NHCAC Head Start/Early Head Start Program

In addition to the preparation of meals in accordance with USDA/CACFP meal requirements, the Food Service Supervisor supervises employees and volunteers engaged in activities related to food preparation, production and serving of food. In addition, this individual keeps all records relating to food purchase and consumption and does other work as required.

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September Blood Drive

There will be a North Bergen Blood/Platelets Drive on Friday, September 4, 2015. The Bloodmobile will be at the Walmart Parking lot, 2100 88th St., from 4 to 8 p.m.

To set up an appointment call (201) 251-3703 or click on this link here. Walk-ins are also welcomed.

Macy’s Open House - October 2015

There will be a Macy’s Open House on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at North Hudson Community Action Corporation, 400 38th St., Suite 214, Union City, from 1to 4 p.m.

Macy's Logistics and Operations distribution center in Secaucus, NJ is seeking talented individuals for Seasonal Picking and Packing positions.

Blood Drive At Walmart

There will be a Blood/Platelets Drive at the Bloodmobile at Walmart Parknig Lot, 2100 88th Street on Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

To set up an appointment call 201 251-3703 or use the link here.

Walk-ins are welcome.

For requirements, view the flyer below by clicking the image below.