Township of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Susan Portuese, Health Officer, Department
For Vital Statistics, Cat and Dog Licenses, Registrar,
please call the Health Department main number: 973-509-4973
Health Education: Erica Abbruzzese, Health Educator
Social Services and Senior Citizen Services: Sue Portuese
For Animal Control Issues, contact Melissa Neiss at the following numbers during the hours posted:
- Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. call the Department of Health and Human Services 973-509-4970
- For emergencies, weekends, holidays and after office hours call the Police Department: 973-744-1234
Department of Health and Human Services Enforcement of
health and housing regulations, public health nursing,
animal control, environmental health,senior citizen services,
Section 8 housing, Registrars office.
Our Mission Statement: To protect and enhance the health and the quality of life of Montclair residents through preventative activities, coordination of interagency efforts, and interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors.
Keith Costello, Senior REHS
Stephen Rufolo, REHS
Robert Jernick, REHS
Margaret Brodowski, Director of Nursing
Barbara Prichard, Public Health Nurse
Mary Tistler, Public Health Nurse
Madelyn Goglia, Public Health Nurse
Erica Abruzzese, Health Educator
Celia Trembulak, Program Coordinator
Anne Shields, Vital Statistics, Registrar
Melissa Neiss, Animal Control Officer
Linda Tate, Administrative Assistant
Arlene Karp, Administrative Assistant
Below is the list of requirements when applying for a marriage, remarriage, civil union or reaffirmation of civil union license. Download application.
- Either applicant MUST reside in Montclair or if residents of another state, must arrange to have the marriage ceremony in Montclair. Both applicants must show proof of residency, e.g. current driver’s license, or a utility bill, telephone bill, tax return, pay stub, showing PRESENT address.
- Both applicants must come to the Vital Statistics office together with only one witness over 18 years of age.
- Show social security cards + birth certificates. (Anyone born abroad must have birth certificate translated into English by a professional translator.). A Professional translator must be present when completing the application, if either applicant does not speak or understand English.
- If either party is divorced or widowed, proof must be shown, i.e. FINAL divorce decree or death certificate.
- Make an appointment Mon-Fri between 9.00am and 3:30 pm at least 10 days before the ceremony to ensure appointment is available (including 72-hour waiting period).
- Must know date of marriage, where being held and who is performing the ceremony before appointment is made.
- There is a mandatory 72-hour waiting period before license will be issued.
- The license is valid 30 days after being issued.
- The fee is $28.00 – payable with cash/check/money order.
The Office of Vital Statistics is located at the Montclair Municipal Building, third floor, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair. Please call Township Registrar Anne Shields at (973) 509-4973 for an appointment.
Applications are also available online at the Sate of New Jersey Department of Health, Vital Statistics and Registry website: http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/marriage_apply.shtml
The Montclair Health Department is offering the shingles vaccination clinic, arranged by appointment only. Please call 973-509-4974 to set up an appointment. The cost of the vaccine is $175. Free vaccine may be available if you qualify and some insurance companies may reimburse you. People age 60 and older can be vaccinated against shingles, or herpes zoster, a condition often marked by debilitating chronic pain.
The Montclair Health Department Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month
Every year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccinations. To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life – and to help remind adults that they need vaccines, too – the Montclair Health Dept is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the perfect opportunity to make sure adults are protected against diseases like flu, whooping cough, tetanus, shingles, and pneumococcal disease.
Largely, mosquito bites are just a nuisance - they can, however, transmit disease like West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV is a mosquito transmitted virus passed primarily between birds by mosquitoes. Humans and horses can become infected if bitten by an infected mosquito.
Insect repellant should be applied to clothing and exposed skin in accordance with labeling directions, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants (weather permitting) outdoors, and limit outdoor activities during peak hours of dawn, dusk and during evening hours.