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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°


2015 Free Flu Shots

Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco announces the schedule for residents to receive the 2015 Free Flu Shots.

Flu vaccines at the following locations:
October 20, 9:00am - 11:00am  -  1441 45th St. - NB Nutrition Center
October 20, 11:30am - 1:30pm  -  8411 Bergenline Ave. - Uptown NB
                                                      Library, Main Branch
October 21, 10:30am - 12:30pm  -  6115 Granton Ave. - Westview Towers
October 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm  -  2123 Kennedy Blvd. - Downtown NB
                                                     Library, Kennedy Branch
October 22, 4:00pm - 7:00pm  -  2625 Kennedy Blvd. - Floral Gardens

For information on this program please call (201) 392-2085.

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.