The North Bergen Health Department's mission is to improve the quality of life for our 60,000 + residents by offering a wide array of services that target health prevention, health promotion, public health safety and code enforcement. Within the health department lies the office of Vital Statistics. Click here for Vital Statistics.
Public Health Services
The health department workforce regularly conducts inspections regarding residential public health nuisance complaints. Some of the most commonly placed complaints consist of heat, infestations of insects or rodents, overflowing garbage and/or debris surrounding property, illegal dumping, sewage backup, noise, excessive barking and domestic animal feces.
In addition, the department investigates food borne illness and outbreak related complaints pertaining to retail food establishments to ensure public safety and welfare to the residents of the community. The department conducts inspections for new and existing retail food establishments, public recreational pools, and institutions.
North Bergen is a pet friendly town that contracts with a licensed animal control rescue agency 24 hours a day/7 days a week. This agency operates a no kill shelter in close proximity to North Bergen and is also affiliated with other shelters in neighboring communities. Lost, sick, and stray animals always have immediate access to services. This agency also provides assistance with urban wildlife issues and animal cruelty.
To minimize the spread of rabies and ensure the safety of the population, the state of New Jersey mandates that all dogs have updated rabies vaccinations and be licensed yearly. Please click here to obtain the dog license application.
The township of North Bergen prides itself for hosting annual community events that seek to educate the residents regarding public health and awareness. Some of the many events include state sponsored free rabies vaccination clinics, blood drives, green fairs, and flu clinics.
Questions? Visit The North Bergen Help Desk