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Health Department

New Milford Health Department
(A member of the Mid-Bergen Regional Health Commission)

 Health Dept. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Joan LePage - Registrar / BOH Secretary - Phone: 201-967-5044 x 7075

Lori Palma, RN - Public Health Nurse - Phone:  201-967-5044 x 7221

Sam Yanovich - Health Officer  - Phone:  201-599-6290

Michelle Netusil - Registered E.H. Specialist - Phone: 201-967-5044 x 7404

Randi Duffie - Council Liaison
The Center For Alcohol and Drug Resources


 We are proud to announce that we have launched a 24/7 hotline in partnership with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office to help Bergen County residents access addiction services and support while we are all staying at home

Call / Text: 201-589-2976
Hotline Services available 24/7
Please click on the letter above for the latest message from the NM Board of Health regarding COVID-19
Please click on the letter above regarding food containers from the Mid-Bergen Regional Health Comm.


Virtual Marriage FAQ's - click here

  • Complete the Marriage Application form shown on the right under Health Department Forms.
  • Send completed form to jlepage@newmilfordboro.com  with copies of your driver's licenses (at least one of you must have a New Milford address on your D.L.).  Also submit your witness I.D.
  • Application will be reviewed by the Registrar and a Marriage License will be printed out.
  • The Registrar will call applicants to set time and date for an appointment to meet with all parties at the gazebo on the side lawn of Borough Hall for reading of the oath and signatures.
  • Payment of $28, check, money order or cash in exact amount accepted at the time of meeting.
  • A Marriage License will be issued and is valid for 90 days.
  • Please call Joan LePage, CMR at 201-967-7075 if you have any questions.
  • Masks and gloves are required for this appointment.

ATTENTION PET OWNERS:  State law requires licensing of cats and dogs every January.  Failure to obtain a pet license will result in a court summons and fine.  If a pet remains unlicensed, late fees also will be assessed as of 3/1.

Rabies vacinations must be valid through November of the licensing year.  A free rabies vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday February 8, 20202 from 10am to 1pm at the DPW garage. Only pets that are vaccinated will be licensed at the clinic.  Otherwise, licensing must be done by mail, or in person at the health department office at the borough hall, at 930 River Road. For more information call the health department at 201-967-7075.

*** Suicide Prevention  1-800-273-8255 ***
Safe Disposal of Expired Or Unused Medications
Residents may drop-off expired or unused medications in a receptacle inside the lobby of the New Milford Police Department 24 hours a day.

Safe Syringe/Sharps Disposal Program
This program is offered at Holy Name Medical Center’s Environmental Services at 201-833-3176 and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center at 201-894-3189. Please call these numbers for more information.

Vaccinating your Baby on Time is Important for Disease Protection

There's no greater joy than helping your baby grow up healthy and happy. That's why most parents choose immunization. Giving your baby the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect him from 14 serious diseases, like measles and whooping cough. Learn more about the many reasons to vaccinate your baby

Cancer Detection Services for Women: Bergen Regional Out-Patient Department cervical cancer testing, mammography and colorectal screening for uninsured women. Call 201-634-2660 for appointment.

Public & Environmental Health Services: Bergen County Mosquito Control - Residents may call 201-634-2889 to request spraying. The agency handles inspections and complaints.

Bergen Regional Counseling Center: 201-646-0333

Poison Information & Hotline: 1-800-222-1222

Animal Control: All dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Dogs must be on a leash. Pooper Scooper law is enforced, please be a good neighbor. Dog or animal bites must be immediately reported to the police by person bitten or by doctor. Free Rabies Clinic held 2nd Saturday of February from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at DPW building. Snow date to be announced as needed.

Vital Statistics: Marriage & Civil Union licenses (by appointment only), certified copies of births, deaths, marriages, civil unions and domestic partnership (proper ID and proof of relationship required).


*States New Website: COVID19.nj.gov 
Information Hub - Ask Questions

24hr PUBLIC HOTLINE - 800-222-1222

877-294-HELP (4357)

BC COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site - click here for information for Bergen County residents and first responders and healthcare professionals.
NJ-2-1-1 For general information & basic needs, dial 211. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211

Frequently Used Health Dept. Links
Centers For Disease Control (CDC)
Health Finder - Federal government guide to reliable health information.

Mental Health Resources

201-262-HELP (201-262-4357) to speak with a Mental Health Counselor

CBH CARE – 201-646-0333 – www.cbhcare.com

Bergen Regional Medical Center – 800-730-2762 (24/7) www.bergenregional.com

Non-Crisis Support Line for Mental Health Recovery – NJ Hopeline 855-654-6735

The Wellness and Support Center, 569 Broadway, Westwood NJ. 201-957-1800. (Crisis Stabilization).