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COVID-19 HOTLINE - 800-222-1222

THE NUMBERS - Break down of total cases by County and our Town

NJ-2-1-1 For general info & basic needs, dial 211.
For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211

877-294-HELP (4357)

Bergen County Economic Development COVID-19 Resources for Business flyer (Click each box on the flyer for information)

DONATE PLASMA - If you or someone you know had COVID-19 and recovered, you can help save the life of someone critically ill from COVID-19. "Eligible patients may volunteer to donate blood, which will be screened for the presence of the disease’s antibodies. Antibody-rich plasma can then be transferred into COVID-19 patients whose conditions are considered severe or life-threatening. This process, called plasmapheresis, has been used in China to help COVID-19 patients improve." For more information, please visit:

CBH Care of Westwood Launches Telehealth Mental Health Services
During Covid-19
- click here
for all information


COVID-19/Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses


FREE SHOPPING SERVICE FOR SENIORS - The BC Department of Human Services / Division of Senior Services  reports Umbrella is waiving their membership fee during this time. They connect seniors who need groceries & supplies with volunteers who can provide it. Click here for more information. In addition, Senior citizens or disabled people who are in need of assistance with meals, may call 201-358-0050 or visit PVMealsonWheels for more information.


Clean and plentiful water is important to our families, our environment, our economy and our quality of life. Did you know that animal waste from pets can pollute our waters? When left on the ground, pet waste is washed by rain and melting snow and ice into storm drains that carry it to our rivers, lakes, the ocean and drinking water.  Animal waste contains a high concentration of nutrients as well as bacteria and disease-causing microorganisms that can cause problems.

What you can do

Pet owners or anyone who takes your pet for walks must properly dispose of the waste by picking it up, wrapping it and either placing it in the trash or flushing it unwrapped down the toilet. Your municipality is required to adopt and enforce local pet-waste laws. At a minimum, your community must require that pet owners or their keepers immediately and properly dispose of their pet’s solid waste deposited on any public or private property not owned or possessed by that person. People with assistance animals such as Seeing Eye dogs are exempt.

Make sure you know what your municipality requires – and follow it. Thank you for doing your part to keep New Jersey’s waters clean.

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Animal Control Information, click here



Jeanne Covello  - Director    
Gina Behre - Health Officer (NW Bergen Reg. Health Commission)
Sue Witkowski-  Registrar of Vital Statistics (*Marriage License application by appointment only*)
Cornelia Lisa - Secretary  
Email - Health Dept. Room 202 - 2nd Floor
Phone: (201) 664-4425  Fax: (201)664-8281

Office Hours:   
•  Monday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm  •  Tues/Wed/Thurs: 8:30am - 4:30 pm •  Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Township of Washington Board of Health is where you may apply for a marriage license, obtain certified copies of birth, marriage and death certificates, and license your dog and/or cat. We issue food licenses as well as take health complaints. The Township utilizes Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission for most Health Department Services. Please click here to visit their site

Applications for a Marriage, Remarriage or Civil Union as well as applications to obtain a certified copy of a Vital Record can all be found under Health Dept. Forms located on the upper right section of this page. You must make an appointment for a marriage license. You cannot request any information over the phone/fax. You must come in person or may request copies through the mail.

2020 DOG / CAT LICENSE REGISTRATION FORM  - All dog / cat licenses were due 1/31/2020  *ADDITIONAL $25 LATE FEE begins 3/1/20.  Letters are going out from Tyco mid March followed by summonses in April if still not paid.
Local Ordinance requires that dogs and cats 7 months or older must be licensed. All pet licenses expire on January 31 of each year. Licenses renewed after January 31 are subject to an $5.00 late fee, licenses renewed after March 1 are subject to a $25.00 late fee. Rabies vaccine must be valid to November 1 of each license year. (Cats are not subject to a fine).
If you are mailing in your license form, you must include a copy of the rabies vaccine certificate along with a copy of the spayed/neuter information. Please make all checks payable to the "Township of Washington" and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for your license to be sent. Dogs are not permitted to run at large. Owners may be subject to fine.  All forms can be found under Health Dept. Forms on this page (upper right).  

Our FREE Annual Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at the DMF building located at 350 Washington Avenue from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.


Teterboro Animal Shelter:  Please bring all records from your vet to show proof of shots received before updated shots are administered.  Free rabies 3:30-6:30, any other (paid) shots, i.e. distemper, etc. will require a fee up until 5:30 Only FREE rabies between 5:30-6:30 Visit web site here for forms to be completed, suggested not required.

The Child Health Conference provides well child services at no cost to children and adolescents who are uninsured or under-insured.  Services available at the Child Health Conference include:
- Physical exams for children from birth to six years old
- Immunizations for vaccine preventable diseases from birth to 19 years old
- Blood tests to check for anemia and lead poisoning
- Screening tests to check for speech, hearing and/or vision problems
All services are provided by a pediatrician and registered nurse.  The Hillsdale Child Health Conference is held on the 4th Wednesday of every month, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, in the nurse's office at Hillsdale Borough Hall.  Appointments are necessary.  To schedule an appointment for your child, contact the Hillsdale Public Health Nurse, Marguerite Deppert, at 201-666-4800 ext. 1528.

Advisory Board of Health Meetings take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers
2020 Advisory Board of Health Term Expiration Date Mtg Dates  
Member    Vickie Beck 12/31/22 1/22/20   
Member Judi Beckmeyer 12/31/22 3/25/20  
Member Larry Davino 12/31/20 5/20/20  
Member Desserie Morgan 12/31/23 8/26/20  
Chairman Gary Pinke 12/31/20 10/28/20  
Member Chris Robertson 12/31/20    
Vice-Chairman Daniel Scudieri 12/31/23    
Member Richard Smith 12/31/23    
Member Robert Stickel 12/31/23    
Director Jeanne Covello      
Health Officer Angela Musella (NW Bergen Reg. Health Comm.)    
Health Secretary Cornelia Lisa      

Prevent & Manage High Blood Pressure, Body Composition, Nutrition for Healthy Living,  Manage Stress, Learn About Community & Health Resources

When:  1st Tues. of the Month
Time:  1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where:  Twp. of Washington Library
144 Woodfield Road
When:  2nd Wed. of the Month
Time:   11:00 Am to 1:00 PM
Where:  WT Board of Health
350 Hudson Avenue
Jack Woods Sr. Citizen Center
Senior Activity Room or
Comm. Mtg. Room

Services provided by the Twp. of Washington Health Dept. in conjunction with the Health Awareness Regional Program (H.A.R.P.) Hackensack University Medical Center 201-996-2038.