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The US Government has continued its partnership with USPS to offer its third round of four free, at-home COVID-19 test kits to every residential address. Tests can be ordered online at To place an order, all you need is your name and residential address. No ID, credit card, or health insurance information is required! You may also share your email address to get updates on your order. If you have any additional questions about the program, please visit
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Visit here for further information on
Reducing Potential Risks from Lead in your Drinking Water / Lead Line Identification, Resident Notification and Contact 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


•  BERGEN COUNTY MOSQUITO SPRAYING - 2023 - Truck spraying will take place from the end of April through October - click here for further pesticide info and here for truck spray schedule. Helicopter spraying will take place beginning mid April - visit here for locations Helpful Mosquito Prevention Checklist - click here


Judi Beckmeyer  - Director    
Namitha Reddy - email Health Officer - (NW Bergen Reg. Health Commission)
Sue Witkowski - email - Registrar of Vital Statistics (*Marriage License application by appointment only*)
Cornelia Lisa - email - Secretary  
Email - Health Dept. - email 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.

**$28 fee is now being waived for marriage license applications, effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023**

2023 ANIMAL LICENSE RENEWALS will be mailed December 27, please this return form with your payment. 

All dog / cat licenses are due 1/31/2023  *ADDITIONAL INCREASING LATE FEES begins 2/1/23.  Letters are going out from Tyco mid March followed by summonses in April if still not paid.


TWP FREE RABIES CLINIC - 2023 - Our FREE Annual Rabies Clinic will be held on 11/04/23 at the designated DMF site located at 350 Washington Avenue from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.


Letters are mailed by December 31 to current pet owners on record for renewal by January 31 to avoid any late fees.  If you no longer own your pet or have acquired a new one, kindly advise the Clerk’s office.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:23A-4.2, to issue a dog license, the pet owner must first supply to the dog licensing clerk a rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian indicating that the animal’s duration of immunity extends throughout at least the first ten months of the twelve-month licensing period. Animals that have duration of immunity which expires prior to the ten-month cut-off must receive a booster rabies vaccination prior to licensure. Dogs six (6) months of age may receive their first rabies shot, a one year vaccine, please consult your vet.  Boostering the animal’s immunity before expiration of the previous vaccination has not been associated with an increased occurrence of adverse reactions.

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.  


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
2023 Advisory Board of Health Term Expiration Date Mtg Dates  
Member    Vickie Beck 12/31/26 01/25/23   
Member Judi Beckmeyer 12/31/25 03/22/23  
Member Larry Davino 12/31/24 05/24/23  
Member Jeremy Levy 12/31/24 08/23/23  
Member Chris Robertson 12/31/24 10/27/23  
Member Daniel Scudieri 12/31/23    
Member Richard Smith 12/31/23    
  Robert Stickel 12/31/23    
Member Victoria Trause 12/31/26    
Director Judi Beckmeyer      
Health Officer Namitha Reddy (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.