To promote a safe and healthy environment within the community through diverse environmental inspections, enhanced animal control program, a proactive maintenance program and by strong community relationships developed through collaborative efforts.
Monday to Friday
131 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-670-5500, ext 245
201-670-5500, ext. 502
Dog & Cat Licenses and General Info
201-670-5500, ext. 503
Tyco Animal Control
NJ Help line
Toll Free: (877) 652-1148
Director of Health, Dawn Cetrulo would like to remind Village of Ridgewood residents that 2019 dog license renewals are due during the month of June. A $20 late fee will be charged for all renewals received after June 30, 2019.
The health department will be sending renewals via email. If you do not have an email address please call our office and request a renewal to be mailed to you. Renewal applications may also be obtained by visiting our website at
www.ridgewoodnj.net or coming in person to the Ridgewood Health Department, 131 North Maple Ave. The office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Please call 201 670-5500 ext 503 with questions.
New Jersey law requires owners of all dogs seven months of age or older to be registered with the town they live in. In order for the license to be issued, the owner must present proof that a licensed veterinarian has vaccinated the dog
against rabies and that the duration of immunity from that vaccination does not expire before May 1, 2022 for a 3 year license. To receive the discount for a spayed or neutered pet, proof must also be provided.
In conjunction with the rabies clinic, the Responsible Pet Ownership Committee will also be facilitating free micro-chip implantations and registration to the first 75 dogs at the clinic.
Animal Cruelty Laws and Information:
4:22-17 Cruelty, certain acts, crime, degrees
4:22-26 Penalties for various acts constituting cruelty
Guide to Prevention of Animal Cruelty Laws
This program is designed to check on the well being of Bergen County residents living alone, over the age of 60, homebound, or disabled. The program is handled through the county's Reverse 911 System. Residents in the program will receive a phone call on predetermined days and times. A prerecorded message will advise participants to press a code that will indicate the participant is okay. The system also is installed with a busy/no answer call back feature. Residents must provide primary and secondary emergency contacts during the registration process. The system will respond only to touchtone telephones or through a Text Telephone (TTY). In order to register for the program, qualified residents should call the Bergen County Dept. of Human Services at 201/336-7400 to request an application. A brochure and sample application is available by clicking on the links below.
Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments, Chapter 24 (N.J.A.C. 8:24)
Click on the title above.
New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services:
Bergen County Department of Health Services is organizing a local team of volunteers to plan for and respond to local public health emergencies. To find out more about the Medical ReserveCorp, visit http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/index.aspx?nid=446
Ridgewood homes constructed prior to 1978 have been exposed to lead based paint. If you are planning on removing exterior paint or interior paint, click here to learn more.
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