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°


Local Job Opportunities Available

Eye Contact Vision Center, located at 7733 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen has an opening for a Sales Position. Bilingual is a must. Please apply in person.
Cosmopolitan Staffing Job Fair - Hudson County One Stop Center
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
530 48th Street (Between Kennedy Blvd. & Bergenline), Union City
Hiring Event - Interviews will be conducted On-Site.
Immediate positions available. Must bring resume and two forms of identification.

Blood Drive Announced

The Community Blood Services is holding a blood/platelets drive on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bloodmobile in the Walmart Parking Lot, 2100 88th Street.

You must weigh at least 110 lbs, eat before donation, bring ID. There will also be a complimentary non-fasting Glucose and Cholesterol test with every blood donation.

To set up an appointment call 201 251-3703 or register online here.  Walk ins are also welcome.



Visit The North Bergen Help Desk

Director/Health Officer:
Janet Castro

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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