Health Nuisances

Complaints Handled
During the past 5 years, this department has received over 2,000 complaints, either by written letters or by phone, concerning:
  • Accumulation of trash or debris
  • Insect and rodent activity
  • Ragweed and poison ivy
  • Sewage overflows
  • Substandard housing
All of these types of complaints can cause a nuisance to our residents and visitors. Our trained staff of Registered Environmental Health Specialists applies such state and local codes as our New Jersey Housing Code and the Public Health Nuisance Code. Our Registered Environmental Health Specialists respond to all complaints and the names of complainants are held in strict confidence. The department does not accept any anonymous phone complaints.

Investigation Process
Upon investigation if a public health nuisance does exist, a Notice of Violation will be issued. The department will institute a court action when necessary to bring about abatement of the problem. This department has established a cooperative program with the various municipal governments to aid in the eventual elimination of public health nuisances.