Board of Health
Municipal Offices are located at 320 Boulevard
Monday through Friday, Labor Day through Memorial Day
Tuesday after Memorial through Friday before Labor Day
Board of Health Meetings:
Second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at 320 Boulevard
Board of Health Secretary and Registrar: Laura French
Health Inspector: Dan Dabrowski
Health Officer: James Fedorko , Mid-Bergen Regional Health Commission
Located in River Edge 201-599-6290
Animal Control Services
Hasbrouck Heights contracts with the Bergen County Animal Control to provide animal control services. Residents may obtain these services by calling the shelter at 201-752-4260. Calls requiring service on private property requires a fee paid by homeowner, Monday through Friday, from 9 A.M. to 5 p.m. and through the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department at all other times.
Dog licenses must be obtained in February of each year. The fee is $15 or $12 if altered. A $10 late charge is added to the licensing fee if the license has not been obtained by the end of February. A $20 late charge is added to the licensing fee if the license has not been obtained by the end of May.
The Health Department investigates all complaints about animals.
The Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, New Jersey also provides free rabies immunizations. Call the Animal Shelter at 201-229-4600 for more information on their vaccination clinic.
Emergencies (injured animal or wildlife that has invaded a home) should be directed to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department at 201-288-1000.
Complaints cover a wide range of areas from food establishment, lack of heat or hot water in multiple dwellings, animal bites to humans, rodents, etc. Complainants contacting the Department for assistance should be prepared to leave their name, address and telephone number.
The Health Department routinely inspects licensed retail food establishments, pre-package stores, mobile trucks and vending machines to insure compliance with the State Food Regulations. Two full inspections plus spot checks are mandated by the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health. An on-going food sampling program of potentially hazardous food is conducted monthly by the Department from retail food establishments. Public swimming pools, tanning salons and Personal Grooming establishments are also licensed and inspected.
Employees handling and preparing food in establishments serving the public are mandated to take a course of instruction and pass a test to become a certified food handler, with a renewal every 2 years.
Civil Unions and Marriage Licenses Applications
License Applications are taken by appointment only. Please call 201-288-1636 to make an appointment. There is a $28 license fee. A mandatory 72-hour waiting period is required from application to the issuance of license. An applicant must live in Hasbrouck Heights. Both Applicants must be 18 years and older. Other requirements exist and applicants are encouraged to call for details. Obtaining a Marriage License
The Health Department maintains records of births, deaths and marriages that have occurred in Hasbrouck Heights, dating back to 1906 for birth, marriage and death records. Certificates for births, marriage and deaths which occurred in Hasbrouck Heights can only be provided by our Department. (Records are kept in the Municipality where the event occurred). Certified copies of vital statistics records cost $15 for each copy requested. Call 201-288-1636 for more information.
Health Consultation - Free consultation with a Registered Nurse, where weight, height, blood pressure and life-style assessments are discussed to identify individual health risk factors. Free program to identify residents with elevated blood pressure. No appointment is necessary. Programs held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Municipal Building, 320 Boulevard, from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Influenza Vaccination - Conducted normally in September to provide protection for the flu season. Administrated by the Board of Health and the Health Awareness Regional Program. Fees: Flu $20, those over 65 years of age Medicare Part B. Senior Flu Shots are available.
Child Health Clinic - Child Health Conference
A clinic where residents can bring their children up to 18 years old for immunizations against childhood illnesses, evaluation of growth and development, lead testing, counseling and referrals. Parents are to contact local Health Department for information. Program conducted in conjunction with Mid-Bergen Regional Commission. Free to Borough residents.
Annual Health Programs:
- Annual Flu Vaccine Program, September & October
- AAA Safe Driving Course , Spring
- Blood Screening Program, Spring & Fall
Additional County Programs Available:
Meals on Wheels – Home-delivered meals are available for seniors who are unable to leave the confines of home and cannot prepare their own meals. For further information,
Please call (201) 336-7420, Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Cheer Program – Do you know an isolated senior citizen who needs help with shopping, errands or laundry? They may be eligible for the “Cheer Program”. For more information please call: Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service for Bergen County (201) 488-0041.
Dental Hygiene Clinic – Bergen Community College is offering Dental Hygiene appointments Monday through Friday 8:30 am or 1:00 pm. For more information call
(201) 447-7180 or come in person to room S-327.
Rebuilding Together – This program is available to any senior citizen whose safety is at risk due to the need of handrails and minor home repairs, enabling them to remain living at home. For more information please call (201) 447-8886.
National Public Health Week Fact Sheets
National Public Health Week Daily Themes
American Public Health Association
Animal Cruelty Information:
- Animal Cruelty Information
- Cruelty, Certain Acts, Crime, Degrees
- Guide to Prevention of Animal Cruelty Laws 2018
- Penalties for Various Acts Constituting Cruelty