P: (973) 267-8000
F: (973) 267-6221
PO Box 666
21 Blue Mill Road
New Vernon, NJ 07976
The Board of Health contracts for Shared Services for Public Health Services with the County of Morris, Division of Public Health. The Health Department administers the health regulations in Harding Township, including septic and well regulations, health clinics, health inspections, communicable disease local response and tracking, and animal management (control and licensing).
As part of the Shared Services Agreement with Morris County, Dr. Carlos Perez, Jr., Director of Morris County Health Management, serves as Harding Township's Health Officer, Mrs. Stephanie Gorman, Assistant Health Officer, and Jessica Freer, SREHS, and Shelby Meyers serves as REHS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist). Our pages are designed to provide you with information about our programs and services, as well as important dates and health related links.
For more information please visit the following sites: https://covid19.nj.gov/index.html
Visit Morris County Department of health -- health.morriscountynj.gov/vaccination/
Morris County residents to schedule a vaccine appointment visit: Atlantic Health
WILDFIRE/SMOKE: For information on how to protect your health from wildfires, please see this CDC link and this link about Public Health Strategies to Reduce Exposure to Wildfire Smoke during the COVID-19 Pandemic | CDC.
Please refer to the this EPA guidance document on interpretation of air quality index numbers and recommendations for specific groups.
The following site also provides air quality index information by zip code and is helpful when making determinations regarding planned outdoor activities: https://www.airnow.gov/
FOOD HANDLERS SAFETY CLASSES:
Is your food establishment up to date on food safety regulations? Learn from your local Health Department on ways to keep your employees and customers safe. A short written quiz will be given at the end of the course. Upon completion of the ccourse and passing the short quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact the Morris County Division of Public Health at 973-631-5484 to register.
March 20, 2024 - 9 am to 10:30 am (English) 11 am to 12:30 pm (Spanish) at Hanover Municipal Building Main Room, 1000 Route 10, Whippany
June 6, 2024 - 9 am to 10:30 am (English) 11 am to 12:30 pm (Spanish) at Denville Twp Municipal Building, 1st Marys Place, Denville
September 23, 2024 - 9 am to 10:30 am (English) 11 am to 12:30 pm (Spanish) at Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Drive, Morris Plains
UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE: NJ State Health Insurance Assistance Program contact 973-784-4900 to schedule an appointment.
SAFE SYRINGE DISPOSAL LOCATIONS -- click here.
A HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO SEPTIC SYSTEMS - Click here.
SEPTIC PUMP OUTS -- A septic pump permit must be taken out by the septic contractor to conduct a pump out on a resident's property. Please have your septic pumper contact the Health Department for a book of permits.
WELLS - Private Well Water Testing - Click here.
The rabies clinic is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2024 from 9 am to 11 am at the NVVFD located at 22 Village Road, New Vernon. Please ensure your cats and dogs are on a leash or in a carrier.
Animal Control: Harding Township's animal control service is through "Animal Control Solutions, LLC". For animal control issues, residents should contact the Harding Township Police at 973/455-0500 ext: 0. An officer will respond and take action or make appropriate notifications to the Health Department and/or Animal Control Solutions.
DOG LICENSES: License issuing begins in January of every year and all dogs must be licensed by January 31st. If you have a new puppy, licensing for new puppies begins at 7 months of age. A late fee of $10.00, per dog, will commence on March 1st of every year.
In order to receive a license, the dog or dogs rabies immunity must be good through October 31st of every year. For a list of free rabies vaccination clinics click here: (http://www.morriscountynj.gov/health/public/rabies.asp)
Dog License Official: Lisa Sharp
Animal Cruelty - Please click here.
Mosquito Control: Learn about the importance of mosquito control, community-level control efforts, and what you can do to make a difference at home. https://www.cdc.gov/mosquitoes/mosquito-control/index.html
Tick-Free Summer: In order to enjoy a tick-free summer, make preventing tick bites part of your plans before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors by following the CDC’S guidelines on preventing tick bites and Lyme disease. https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/index.html
Healthy Swimming and Recreational Water Illnesses: Recreational water illnesses are diseases that people can get from the water in which they swim and play—like swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, water playgrounds, or oceans, lakes, and rivers—if the water is contaminated with germs. https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/swimmers/rwi.html
Prescription Drug Disposal: To properly dispose of unused or expired medicines: