In keeping with current precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Health Dept is completely closed to the public until further notice. These closures are out of an abundance of caution and align with current suggested prevention measures. While the health and safety of our staff and residents are our utmost priority, we also recognize the importance of many of the services we provide. Therefore, in order to ensure the continuity of essential services, the Health Dept will be open on a limited basis electronically, via email or on the phone.  Services they provide are listed on the following pages but please call us at 201-592-3500 x1510 with any questions.


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In New Jersey, every municipality is required to be served by a local health department that meets the requirements of state public health laws and regulations. The Borough of Fort Lee’s Health Department is recognized by the New Jersey Department of Health as the provider of public health services within their jurisidiction.

The Fort Lee Board of Health is a legally constituted, autonomous body appointed by the Mayor to make health policy for the Borough. The Board is empowered by State statute to enact local ordinances to protectFlu Shots 2020 2 the public health and to provide programs in five major areas, including:

  • Administration
  • Chronic Illness Detection and Control
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Environmental Health
  • Maternal and Child Health


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.

For a printed application, click here.


Please call for an appointment to apply for a marriage license. Marriage license applications are taken from 8:30am to 3:30pm weekdays. The Registrar is also open from 4 to 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. One applicant must be a resident of Fort Lee. There is a $28 fee. 

Applicants are encouraged to call the Registrar at 201-592-3500 x1510 for details.

Click here for more info.


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. The owner must show proof of rabies vaccination in order to receive a license. A late fee of $10 will be charged by March 1.

Click here for more info.


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 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Drug Drop OffThe effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs begins at home - and must include the opportunity for local consumers to dispose of their unused medications safely and securely at any time throughout the year. The Fort Lee Police Department has a box located in the main lobby of its headquarters at 1327 16th Street. The box can be accessed seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications - and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them. The drop box accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medications. (They cannot accept syringes or liquids.)

For more information, please contact the FLPD at 201-592-3700.

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