Health Dept. / Resource Links


Jeanne Covello  - Director    
Angela Musella - 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

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      
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  - Reminder - All dog / cat licenses due 1/31/2020 
*ADDITIONAL $5 LATE FEE begins 2/1/20 and $25 LATE FEE begins 3/1/20.

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.


Midland Park 05/11/2020 - Monday   6:30pm - 8:30pm Municipal Building,
280 Godwin
Teterboro 02/20/2020 3:30-6:30  
Teterboro 03/05/2020 3:30-6:30  
Teterboro 03/19/2020 3:30-6:30  

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.

HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY NOTICE - The Helping Hand Food Pantry located in Hillsdale would like to remind residents that help is available. Visit 



FOX - Most towns in Bergen and Passaic Counties have a thriving population of Fox. People should always be cautious when dealing with all wildlife, no matter how cute an animal is you should not attempt to catch or touch them. This is very important if the animal is injured or sick. If you find an injured or sick animal always call your police and let them dispatch professionals to handle the situation.  Click here for additional information pertaining to fox in the area.


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.

For more information, visit or

Animal Control Information, click here

Fall Office hours begin Sept 3, 2019 and they are:  M-F  8:30 AM - 4:30PM 

HOTLINE - 800-222-1222


(Food Stamps)

THE HELPING HAND FOOD PANTRY services the towns of Emerson, Hillsdale, Oradell, Montvale, Washington Twp, Westwood and Woodcliff Lake.  If you are experiencing financial difficulties and live in one of those towns, they are located in the Hillsdale United Methodist Church at 349 Hillsdale Ave in Hillsdale.  They do not verify income, but do require confirmation of residency to be served.   

Hillsdale United Methodist Church
349 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale
Hours:  Mondays - 5:30PM - 7:00PM
1st Sat of every month 9:00AM - 10:30AM 

Get the facts about e- cigarettes, their health effects & and the risks of using e-cigarettes

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.
Senior & Disabled Services
Meals on Wheels - Senior citizens or disabled people who are interested may call 201-358-0050 or visit PVMealsonWheels for more information.

Bergen County Department of Human Services
Division of Senior Services
One Bergen County Plaza 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ  07601
FAX: 201-336-7424 

Bergen County has an online database of senior-service providers operating in Bergen County. The database of approximately 400 providers allows senior citizens and their families to quickly identify available services and contact individual departments and organizations.  This site is available by visiting

For a resource listing of Senior Services also available from the Bergen County Division of Senior Services, click here.