Department of Public Affairs


The Nutley Health Department and Commissioner John V. Kelly
have been working diligently to obtain the COVID vaccine for our residents.

Currently we have not received our portion of the vaccine, the state government determines when we will receive it. We will notify the community when the vaccine becomes available at the local health department level.

In the meantime, please utilize the website to schedule a vaccine and check appointment availability as it is unlikely an appointment will be immediately available.

If you do not have an email address, please call 973-877-8456 to register for the vaccine.
You may instead choose to register via

If you are homebound and have already emailed your information,
we will notify you as soon as a vaccine is obtained.
Thank you for your patience.

About the Department of Public Affairs

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.

Military and Veterans Affairs Bureau

The Nutley Military & Veterans Bureau offers the veteran and military family, a “one stop service center” that will provide them with a number of services that include basic health care assessments, employment assistance, legal guidance, counseling, and other services and benefits they may be entitled to through the Veterans Administration. These services are available to all Nutley Veterans, and members of all branches of the U.S. Military and Coast Guard, active and reservists