Information - Health Department
West Nile Virus Information
West Nile Virus FAQ's
Bergen Bites Back
First Quarter Retail Inspection Results
First Quarter Retail Inspection Results
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.
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.
2018 Dog License Information.
Director of Health, Dawn Cetrulo would like to remind Village of Ridgewood residents that 2018 dog license renewals are due during the month of June. A $20 late fee will be charged for all renewals received after June 30, 2018.
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, 2021 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
NJ Administrative Code regarding Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments
Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments, Chapter 24 (N.J.A.C. 8:24)
Click on the title above.
Public Health Resources & Websites
MOSQUITO CONTROL AND ZIKA PREVENTION
NJ PUBLIC HEALTH CODES
LEAD PAINT REMOVAL
CLEANUP AFTER MAJOR STORMS
SYRINGE DISPOSAL & SAFE SYRINGE DISPOSAL GUIDE
FOOD SAFETY GUIDELINES
LEAD IN THE WATER
TICKS AND LYME DISEASE
LEAD REMEDIATION FLYERS
LEAD REMEDIATION REDUCED
ESI-SAMPLE CLIENT BROCHURE NJ
MOLD IN THE HOME AND SCHOOL FACT SHEET
RATS FACT SHEET
FOXES IN NJ
New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services:
Bergen County Department of Health Services
Lead Paint Removal - Protect Your Children
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.