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Health Department Public Affairs: Commissioner Karen Haggerty

Health Department

Our mission is to promote and protect the public health of our community by using the highest standards for disease control and prevention.


  • Food Establishment Licensing and Inspections
  • Health Violation Complaints
  • Cat and Dog Licensing
  • Rabies Immunization Programs
  • Providing professional, skilled, and efficient public health care
  • Offering educational programs to promote preventative health care practices
  • Promoting healthy lifestyle choices
  • Responding to the changing health priorities and needs of our community
  • Serving as a health resource for our citizens

Programs & Information

Rabies Immunization Program

The Lyndhurst Health Department holds two free rabies vaccination clinics during the month of January. Please check the Township website on the Home Page for announcements and dates. As a reminder for when your dog or cat needs to be vaccinated, view the information below.

  • Pets vaccinated in 2014 are due for vaccination in 2017.
  • Pets vaccinated in 2015 are due for vaccination in 2018.
  • Pets vaccinated in 2016 are due for vaccination in 2019.
  • Pets vaccinated in 2017 are due for vaccination in 2020.

Dog and cat licenses are to be renewed every year during the month of January. Any renewal issued after January 31st is subject to a $10 late fee. Rabies vaccinations may not expire before November 1st of that licensing year.

Licensing and Enforcement

NAMI Bergen County Offers Free 7-Week Program for Families of Younger Children with Emotional Issues

Beginning Thursday, September 14th and ending on November 2nd, The Bergen County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be sponsoring their Basics in Bergen!, a free education program for families of younger children with emotional issues.  The seven week program (will not meet on September 21st for Rosh Hashanah) will be held from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at Bergen’s Promise, 3 University Plaza, 3rd Floor, Hackensack, NJ (take University Plaza Drive off River Street with Burger King as a landmark to Building #3)

Basics in Bergen, a course designed for parents and other primary caregivers of younger children, is taught by trained parents who have a similar lived experience with their own children.  This course offers education and support, learning and practical insights for families.

With limited seating, registration is required.  Register by calling Marie Fuchida at 201-816-3735.

To request more information, email namibergennj@gmail.com or call 201-935-(NAMI) 6264.  NAMI Bergen County is located at 304 Valley Boulevard, Wood Ridge, NJ.

Availability of The Respite Care Program in Bergen County

For families or individuals, age 18 or over, providing unpaid basic daily care at home to a frail elderly and/or disabled adult age 18 or over, or individual  at risk of long-term institutionalization due to inability of the caregiver to continue in that role, there is the availability of the services of The Respite Care Program in Bergen County,  coordinated by the Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division on Disability Services through funds provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

School Supply Donations

The Lyndhurst Health Department, under the direction of Commissioner Karen Haggerty, is collecting donations for students in need. Items of interest are backpacks, dividers, folders, loose leaf paper, marble notebooks, 3 and 5 subject notebooks, pens, dry erase markers, tissues, wet wipes, 3-ring binders and glue sticks. Donations can be dropped off at the Health Department at 253 Stuyvesant Avenue from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Please deliver donations prior to August 31, 2017. If you have a child in need, please contact the Health Department at 201-804-2500 to schedule a pick-up of the needed supplies. 

Health Department - Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

The Lyndhurst Health Department, under the direction of Mayor Robert B. Giangeruso, is here to promote and protect the public health of our community by using the highest standards for disease control and prevention.

Please check out our newsletter for some of our upcoming events.


Municipal Annex
253 Stuyvesant Avenue
Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071

Tel: (201) 804-2500

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm