Health Department
For information about birth, marriage, civil union, death certificates, etc. please visit our Vital Records and Statistics page.

Public Health and Medical Information

Lead Poisoning: Protect Your Children: What is lead? Where is lead found? Who is at risk? What are the health effects of lead? Get educational material about lead. Get certified as a Lead Abatement Worker, or other abatement discipline. Lead in drinking water. For information about prevention of childhood lead poisoning, visit: and

Project Medicine Drop Box:
The Fair Lawn Police Department, the Fair Lawn Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention and the Fair Lawn Health Department have worked together to bring Project Medicine Drop to the residents of Fair Lawn. Project Medicine Drop, overseen by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, allows residents to bring their household medications, 24 hours-a-day 7 days-a-week, to Fair Lawn Borough Hall, 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, and drop off unused and expired medications into a secure monitored drop-box that can be found on the main floor, just inside the Municipal Building at the Parmelee Avenue entrance. By disposing of unneeded medications, it allows for proper destruction of those medications so that those same medications do not end up in the hands of people who they are not prescribed or meant for.

The following are accepted in the Project Medicine Drop Box:
pills, capsules, patches & pet medications (medication can be dropped in their packaging)

The following is NOT accepted:
liquid, needles & syringes

***Homebound or Hospice patients can obtain a Dispose RX from the Health Department to solidfy liquid medication.

Further information about Project Medicine Drop can be found at or by calling 800-242-5846.

For information on the National Program upon which New Jersey's program is based, please visit

Further information about Fair Lawn’s Project Medicine Drop Box can be made by contacting Sgt. Brian Metzler at 201-564-6143 or at

Animal cruelty information for all animal owners: Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 2017, CHAPTER 189 requires that all persons owning dogs, be provided this information.  It is advisable that all persons owning other animals should also be aware of
these animal cruelty laws
West Nile Virus surveillance includes compiling ill and dead bird reports. Reports received from residents are reported to the NJ Department of Health. Since the virus is spread by the bite of an infective mosquito, the Bergen County Mosquito Division collects mosquitoes for testing. They also regularly check select known water sources and treat, when necessary, to prevent mosquito breeding. Residents are asked to assist by checking their own properties for any items that hold water, such as buckets, tires, toys, trash cans, etc. and either discard them or turn them over so they do not collect water. Anyone wishing to collect rain water for watering gardens should cover the barrel with fine mesh screens or use salad oil to cover the top of the water.

To report ill or dead birds for West Nile Virus; or standing water collecting, call the Fair Lawn Health Department at (201) 794-5327.

An information video can be found here.

Mosquito Issues: Please contact Bergen County Mosquito Control.

Volunteer Information: Visit our Volunteer Page


Outdoor Pesticide Application: Pesticides must be used according to label direction under penalty of EPA law. Large quantity, outdoor spray applications of pesticides require neighbor notifications. Homeowners using lawn services or contractors for pest and weed control must ensure that the service is licensed with the State and has a Fair Lawn Health Department registration. For more information, call 201-794-5327.

Residents who suspect pesticide misapplication should call DEP's Bureau of Pesticide Compliance at 609-984-6568 (during off hours, ad suspected environmental violations should be reported to DEP's 24 hour hotline at 1-877-927-6337. For a pesticide health emergency, call the NJ Poison Information System at 1-800-222-1222. Through the Federal EPS'a website at, individuals can access a Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety. Local Rutgers County Extension offices also provide access to good sources of specific pest control information.

Environmental Commission: Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM at Borough Hall.

Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention

Board meets monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, except July, August and November. All residents are invited. Visit FLASAP for meeting dates/times, meeting minutes, mission statement and more.

Listing files in 'Health Department Documents '

Contact Information

Name: Carol Wagner
Title:   Director/ Health Officer
Phone: (201) 794-5327

Food Safety and Establishment Inspections

Visit our Food Establishment and Food Inspection page

Visit our Cosmetology and Hair Salon page

Additional Links

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1(800)273-TALK (8255)
24hr/7 days

Bergen County
Psychiatric Emergency Screening
24hr/7 days

Bergen County
Urgent Care Clinic for Mental Health

New Jersey Addiction Services Hotline
24hr/7 days

Perform Care NJ- Children’ Services
24hr/7 days

Care Plus, Fair Lawn
Children & Families

Care Plus, Paramus