Board of Health

The Board of Health of Closter, NJ is made up of seven regular members and two alternates. Board meetings are also attended by the health officer, the secretary/registrar/licensing official, and a council member who serves as the board's liason to the mayor and council. The board meets on the third Thursday of the month at Closter Borough Hall at 7:30 PM (except in July and August). 

The board is charged with advising the mayor and council on matters involving the public health, ensuring that regulations in this area receive the appropriate enforcement, and drafting legislation as needed on public health related issues. The board monitors the actions of the health officer, including the inspection and enforcement of regulations concerning retail food services, occupational health, environmental contamination, animal related health issues, and pest control. The board also oversees such activities as the health fair, animal licensing and vaccination. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Closter Health Department is to improve and protect the health and well-being of the people in our culturally diverse community by promoting and encouraging healthy behavior and safe practices designed to prevent disease and injury. 

Our services will be delivered by our trained and well-qualified staff, motivated to fulfill our mission through pro-active public education, health code enforcement, public health screenings, environmental protection and community involvement. The mission of the Board of Health is achieved in a number of ways:  

  • Monitoring health status to identify community health problems 

  • Diagnosing and investigating health problems and health hazards in the community 

  • Informing, educating and empowering people about health issues 

  • Enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety 

  • Linking people to needed personal health services and assuring the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable 

  • Assuring a competent public health and personal health workforce 

  • Evaluating the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based health services 

The Borough of Closter and the Board of Health are happy to direct residents to a number of ongoing health-related programs. Information on these programs is available through this section of the Web site. For more information, call the Board of Health office at (201) 784-0600, extension 493. 

Health Registrar Office Hours :

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Monday

8:30 AM- 12PM**  Wed, Tues, Thurs, Fri

**Hours can be different depending on the Inspections. Please email if you have any questions or concerns. 

Office Contact Info:

Phone:  201-784-0600   Ext: 493

Fax : 201-784-0371

Email Registrar

Board Members


Health Inspections and Complaint Investigations

Inspection services are provided through an agreement with Mid-Bergen Regional Health Commission . An assigned Health Officer/REHS conducts periodic inspections of all food handlers, follows up on dog bites and other related complaints, and handles any other matters which fall under jurisdiction of Health Dept (i.e. - Swimming Pools, Nail Salons, Child Care Facilities, etc)

More information on Mid-Bergen Regional Health Commission can be found here

Programs and Services

Water Quality Information