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Township of Washington
350 Hudson Avenue

Twp. of Washington, NJ  07676



Office Hours:  M-F  8:30 AM - 4:30PM 
Email - Health Dept. 
Room 202 - 2nd Floor
Phone: (201) 664-4425  Fax: (201)664-8281

Jeanne Covello  - Director                        

Angela Musella - Health Officer
Sue Witkowski -  Registrar
Cornelia Lisa - Secretary

(Marriage License appointments available)

The Board of Health is responsible for ensuring that proper health standards are maintained within the Township. The Board of Health is the only municipal organization besides the Mayor and Council with the power to enact ordinances. The Board of Health also oversees that Town Ordinances, intended to guarantee healthy living circumstances in The Township of Washington, are respected.

The Board regulates the maintenance of food and beverage vending machines and retail food establishments, controls the keeping of animals, (Please note a Rabies Clinic is usually held at the first Saturday of November), authorizes the inspection of premises by the health officer, and oversees and regulates other establishments in order to guarantee healthy living circumstances.

Board of Health Advisory Meetings take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers on the following dates:  1/23/19 - 3/27/19 - 5/22/19 -  8/28/19 - 10/23/19 

HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY NOTICE - The Helping Hand Food Pantry located in Hillsdale would like to remind residents that help is available, especially now with many government workers are furloughed and uncertain of their finances. Our message is "If you are a furloughed government employee the Helping Hand Food Pantry is here to help. www.helpinghandfoodpantry.com .



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, please contact the following:

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water Quality
Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control
Municipal Stormwater Regulation Program
(609) 633-7021
Visit www.njstormwater.org or www.nonpointsource.org

Additional information is also available at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Web sites www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater or www.epa.gove/nps



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.
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