Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30

(201) 768-0167

118 Serpentine Road,
Demarest, NJ 07627

Board of Health

Contact Information

Lee Campbell, Secretary
Phone: 201-768-0167 Ext. 130
[email protected]

Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Board Members

The board is made up of five volunteer members, with two alternates that are appointed by the governing body and each serve a three year term.

Dr. Nisha Gandhi, President
Term expires 2025

Dr. Lewis Nelson, Vice President
Term expires 2025

Dr. Jae Hon Kim, Member
Term expires 2025

Dr. Helen Richards, Member
Term expires 2024

Dr. Umesh Gidwani, Member
Term expires 2025

Roberta Hoag, Alt #1
Term expires 2025

Ilana Mitiliski, Alt #2
Term expires 2024

Jonathan Reiss, Council Liaison

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Board of Health Information

The role of the Board of Health is to protect the health of our residents and to promote a safe environment.

The Health Department conducts inspections of restaurants, pools, and other facilities to ensure proper sanitation, and investigates public health nuisance complaints such as trash or rodents. It also issues birth, death and marriage/domestic partnership/civil union certificates, marriage/civil union licenses , retail food, temporary food licenses and pet licenses, provides health clinics for children, and health promotion programs for all ages.

Pet Licensing

All dogs and cats seven (7) months or older residing in the borough must be licensed. The pets' current rabies immunization must expire after October 31st of the licensing year. Licenses are renewable every year starting January 1. Pet license applications are mailed out in January and is available below.

Any newly acquired pet of licensing age or any pet attaining licensing age shall make application for a license and registration tag for such dog or cat within 30 days after such acquisition, age attainment or move into the borough. Please call the health department with any questions. 

Vital Statistics

The department processes and maintains custody of the following vital statistics.

Registration of all Births, Deaths, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, and Marriages that occur in Demarest.

We receive applications for Marriage / Civil Union Licenses and Domestic Partnerships. Please see our forms page for more information. Please call Lee at 201-768-0167 ext. 130 for an appointment.

We issue certified copies of Births, Deaths, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships and Marriages that occurred in Demarest. The Certified Copy Request form can be accessed from the right side of the page.

Prescription Drug Collection

Dispose of your unwanted medications at the Demarest Police office lobby. Environmentally safe disposal of expired or unused medications, only non-controlled drugs and schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substances can be accepted. Accepted are prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, and medications for pets. Not accepted are needles, thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, or liquids, and bloody or infectious waste. This to make our communities safer and to fight against prescription drug abuse and to protect the earth and waterways from chemical contamination.

CLICK HERE to access the Medicine Abuse Project website.

Vaccine Call Center

As of Monday, January 25th, a vaccine call center will assist individuals to pre-register for a vaccine and make vaccine appointments. No computer necessary.

Call center hours of operation are 8am-8pm.
The call center number is: (855) 568-0545.

You can CLICK HERE to go to the Bergen County Covid-19 Vaccine website.
CLICK HERE to go to the NJ State Covid-19 Vaccine website.

Meeting Information

Meetings generally held on the fourth Wednesday of January, May, September and November at 7:00 pm in the Borough Hall Council Chambers. Please check the Borough calendar for exact dates.

Public Notices

Board of Health Meeting Schedule
18 Sep
Board of Health Meeting
Date 09.18.2024 7:00 pm
20 Nov
Board of Health Meeting
11.20.2024 7:00 pm