Certified copies of certificates of births, deaths, and marriages, occurring in Fort Lee, can be obtained either by phone or written request at the rate of $25 for the first copy and $2 for each additional copy.
Marriage Licenses & Civil Union Licenses
Marriage and civil union license applications are taken from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. The Registrar is also open from 4-6 on the first Tuesday of each month by appointment only for marriage licenses. A 72-hour waiting period is required from application to issuance. The bride or groom must be a resident of Fort Lee. There is a $28.00 fee. Applicants are encouraged to call the Registrar at 201-592-3500 x1510 for details.
Dog and Cat Licenses
All dogs and cats over the age of 6 months must be licensed. Renewal of dog and cat licenses are due by January 31 each year. Owner must show proof of rabies vaccination in order to receive license. A late fee of $10.00 will be charged by March 1st.
- Dogs - neutered: $10, non-neutered: $13
- Cats - neutered: $4.00, non-neutered: $7.00
Free Health Consultation and Blood Pressure Program
Held on every 2nd and 4th Wenesday, September through June, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; call 201-592-3500 x1510 for appointment. Also for working people: first Tuesday of each month from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, no appointment necessary.
Free Child Health Clinic
Held every Tuesday from 9:00 am - 12 noon. Free immunizations for children without health insurance for immunizations. By appointment only: call 201-592-3500 x1510.
Blood testing for the WIC (Women, Infants & Children). Program is available by appointment: call 201-592-3500 x1510.
Child Blood Lead Screening
Blood lead screening is available through the nursing division. This program is intended for children under 6 years of age. For an appointment, call 201-592-3500 x1510.
Annual Health Fair
The Fort Lee Health Department conducts an annual Health Fair at the Fort Lee Community Center, which includes numerous health screenings, blood work, influenza and pneumococcal vaccines.
The Environmental Health Department is available to answer questions or complaints that residents have regarding air water and noise pollution, property maintenance, animal control, rodent control, heat, hot water, pool inspections, restaurant inspections, general nuisances, and more.
West Nile Virus: surveillance of the West Nile Virus is through State testing of mosquitoes and recently deceased crows, hawks, and falcons. It is requested that residents advise the Health Department of any dead birds. The Bergen County Mosquito Commission is concentrating on preventing mosquito breeding. Residents are asked to assist by checking their own properties for any items that hold water such as buckets, tires, toys, wheelbarrows, trash cans, etc., and either discard them or turn them over so they cannot accumulate standing water.
The Medical Reserve Corps needs health care professionals to volunteer for emergencies: these include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, vets, medical technicians and dentists. See the Medical Reserve Corps link at http://www.njmrc.nj.gov and click on Bergen County.
Air Quality: The New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection monitors the air at the George Washington Bridge and at the Fort Lee Library. You can access this information at www.state.nj.us/dep/airmon/for.htm.
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