The Clinton Township Board of Health is a volunteer organization comprised of five members and two alternates. A representative from the Township Clerk's office serves as recording secretary. Meeting the third Tuesday of the month, the Board's attention focuses primarily on reviewing and voting on septic system designs for new construction as well as repairs and alterations to existing systems. In these actions the Board is guided by Township and New Jersey statutes relating to septic system design and placement. Technical input and comment is provided by a representative of the Hunterdon County Department of Health.

The Board is responsible for the Township dog-licensing program , the annual rabies vaccination clinic, and for recommendations to the Mayor and Council to contract for a Township veterinarian and an outside agency to serve as dog warden. Biennially, in accordance with State statutes, the Board conducts a census to locate and report unlicensed dogs as part of a program to reduce the incidence of rabies. This program, along with others relating to the Township's canine population, is funded by annual dog licensing fees and penalties assessed for non-compliance with dog licensing and vaccination regulations.

Working with the Township Clerk's office or with professional personnel employed by Hunterdon County Department of Health, the Board has oversight responsibility for:
  • Marriage licenses
  • Death certificates
  • Inspection of food businesses or facilities (whether selling or serving food)
  • Issuing annual or temporary food service licenses
  • Removal of construction and other debris
  • Sanitary or other health-related property inspections
  • Inspection and licensing of public campgrounds and pools

Other Board actions relate to deliberating on proposed (or violations of) health-related ordinances and providing health or safety related recommendations to other Township bodies such as the Planning Board.

The Board of Health Secretary is Erica Charters.  Email her here or call at 908-735-8800 ext. 200.


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