The Department of Public Affairs embraces public health, mental health, public welfare, health clinics for men, women and children, health education, trash removal, vital statistics (birth and death certificates, marriage license issuance), air pollution control, inspection of food establishments, rodent control and rabies clinics.
Department of Health
The functions of the Department of Health, within the Department of Public Affairs, are to protect, preserve, and promote public health. Its services include public health nursing, governance over private elementary school nurses, environmental health, mental health, health education and vital statistics. The Department is governed by state public health laws such as those concerned with communicable diseases, vital statistics, food, drugs and water. The Health Department works closely with local area hospitals, the Nutley Family Service Bureau and the Red Cross.
The Township has contracted with the Township of Montclair to provide health officer services. The Health Officer's responsibilities are to develop, supervise and administer the local public health program, and to enforce all pertinent laws, ordinances and regulations.