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: www.epa.gov/lead and www.cdc.gov/lead
Loaning of Medical Aids: Wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and canes, if available, are offered to Fair Lawn residents free of charge for 60 day increments. All equipment is loaned out during regular business hours and are not available for drop off or delivery.
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
Further information about Project Medicine Drop can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop or by calling 800-242-5846.
For information on the National Program upon which New Jersey's program is based, please visit https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
Further information about Fair Lawn’s Project Medicine Drop Box can be made by contacting Sgt. Brian Metzler at 201-794-5365 or at email@example.com.
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, testing only those crows which are dead less than a few hours. 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 WNV, call (201) 794-5327 or Animal Control at (201) 796-1400. West Nile Virus season is May through October.
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.
Environmental Commission: Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM at Borough Hall.
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 www.epa.gov, 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.
Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention
Board meets monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, except July and August. All residents are invited. Visit FLASAP for meeting dates/times, meeting minutes, mission statement and more.
Listing files in 'Health Department Documents '
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
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Psychiatric Emergency Screening
Urgent Care Clinic for Mental Health
New Jersey Addiction Services Hotline
Perform Care NJ- Children’ Services
Care Plus, Fair Lawn
Children & Families
Care Plus, Paramus