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Mission Statement:

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.

Health Contact

  • Dawn Cetrulo
    Health Officer/Director

    Email: dcetrulo@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: (201)-670-5500;245

  • Doris Chen
    Alternate Deputy Registrar

    Email: dchen@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: (201)-670-5500 x 246

  • Marge Downs
    Alternate Deputy Registrar

    Email: mdowns@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: (201)-670-5500;243

  • Marissa Sosnicki
    Registered Environmental Health Specialist

    Email: msosnicki@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: (201)-670-5500;241

  • Theresa Hussey
    Deputy Registrar

    Email: thussey@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: (201)-670-5500;242


Monday to Friday

131 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
Level 5

Dawn Cetrulo
201-670-5500, ext 245 

Vital Statistic
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

Fax Number

Information - Health Department



Hypertension screening for Village residents: Garden Room Village Hall, 131 North Maple Ave. First floor, Third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 pm. No appointment needed.
Child Health Clinics: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 223 S. Highwood Avenue, Glen Rock. Must Call 201 291-6090 for an appointment. Monthly clinics, no clinic in December.  

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Click here to view Spraying Schedule

Ridgewood Named "Healthy Town to Watch"

MWC Healthy Town Press Release full

West Nile Virus Information

Avoiding Mosquitoes
West Nile Virus FAQ's
Bergen Bites Back

First Quarter Retail Inspection Results

First Quarter Retail Inspection Results

Food Establishment Plan Review Application

Food Establishment Plan Review Application

Hurricane Season 2018 Information

June 1 marks the beginning of the 2018 Hurricane Season for New Jersey and surrounding states.
The New Jersey Department of Health has put together some public awareness materials for you to share with your community.
As in the past, we offer our widget that you can put on your website to connect to our Hurricane Preparedness page. This link is: http://www.nj.gov/health/er/index.shtml
This year, we created a short video featuring Assistant Commissioner Christopher Rinn that is now on our Public Health TV website that gives general preparedness tips for Hurricane Season. Here is the link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7L-Z2upcM8.
And as always, you can follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/NJDeptofHealth and like us on Facebook: facebook.com/NJDeptofHealth.

2019 Dog License Information.

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

Bergen County Wellness Program

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.

Bergen County Wellness Check Program Information


If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact Dylan Hansen - 201-670-5500 x276 or by email dhansen@ridgewoodnj.net.