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°


Blood Drive: “Every Drop Counts, Give Blood Today”

The North Bergen Blood Drive Bloodmobile will be at the Walmart Parking Lot, 2100 88th St., on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To set up an appointment call (201) 251-3703 or use the following link here. Walk-ins are welcome.


El North Bergen Donacón  De Sangre Unidad Mobile estara en el Parqueadero de Walmart, 2100 88th St., el sábado, enero 3, 2015 de 10 a.m. a 3 p.m.

Para hacer una cita llame (201) 251-3703 o use la siguiente conexión aquí. Donantes sin cita serán aceptados.

View Blood Donation FAQs Here

Local Job Opportunity: Driver Openings

Meadowlands Transportation Brokerage Corporation, D/B/A Meadowlink
144 Park Place East
Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075

Seeking Non-CDL drivers for part-time AM shifts and PM shifts. Candidates must have the following:

  •    Class D Driver License
•    Clean Driving Record
                      •    Basic English communication skills

For more information please call or e-mail:
Matthew Manahan


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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