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Notice to dog and cat owners from the Health Department

The Bergenfield Health Department would like to remind dog/cat owners that current dog/cat licenses expired on December 31st. As of February 1, 2016 a $5 late fee has been added to the normal licensing charge. If you need an updated rabies vaccine, the Bergen County animal shelter located at 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ is offering free vaccine for dogs and cats on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 between 3:00-6:00pm.

Also, the New Milford Health Dept. is offering free rabies vaccines from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Department of Public Works building, 930 Columbia Street.

Licenses can be renewed in person or by mail. If by mail make sure the late fee has been added to your check and you enclose a copy of any rabies update.

ADVISORY: Snow Emergency Lifted

The snow emergency declared on January 23, 2016 was lifted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Overnight parking within the Borough will still be prohibited. Please be courteous and try to park on one side of the street only to allow for free passage of emergency and non-emergency vehicles. Please remember to remove ice and snow from vehicles before traveling and do not shovel snow into the roadways.
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Free Rabies Shot Program

The Bergenfield Health Department will conduct its annual rabies vaccination program for cats and dogs on Thursday, January 14th, 6PM to 8PM at the Department of Public Works Garage. You may license your pet as well at this time but license renewal will continue by mail or in person through the month of January. The DPW garage is located directly behind the Bergenfield Borough Hall at 198 North Washington Avenue. All dogs must be leashed and cats should be in an approved animal carrier for their safety.

Dogs and cats may be vaccinated as early as three months of age and MUST be re-vaccinated within one year after the animal’s initial immunization. After that, the animal is required to be revaccinated every three years.

IMPORTANT: If your pet’s rabies vaccination expires anytime in 2016 you still must license your pet in January of 2016.

Further questions can be directed to the Bergenfield Health Department at 201-387-4055 Ext. 5.

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2016 Recycling Calendar

The 2016 Recycling Calendar is available for download in the site documents repository.

You can also download it directly here.

Bergenfield Health Department’s Adult Vaccination Clinic - by appointment only

Those eligible for this service:

  • Age 18 years and older
  • People who live in New Jersey 
  • Person does not have Health Insurance 
  • Person has insurance that does not cover vaccinations. 

Vaccines available:

  • Tdap
  • Hepatitis B series
  • Hepatitis A series
  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Zostavax (Shingles vaccine)
  • Prevnar13
  • HPV
  • Meningitis

Cost: $16.00 per vaccine. 

Call for your appointment: 201-387-4055 option 5 Monday to Friday only 9am-4pm

Clinic Address: 198 N Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Bergenfield Health Department offers flu vaccination

The flu season will closely be approaching us. The Quadvalent Flu vaccine is now available for area residents from the Bergenfield Health Department. Vaccination is administered in the Health Department’s Community Health Rooms located at 198 N. Washington Avenue by a public health nurse. Ages 6 months through adulthood can schedule a vaccination. There is a $15 administration fee for the vaccination. A home visit by a public health nurse can be scheduled as well for the home bound at no extra cost. Children attending preschool in New Jersey are required to receive a flu vaccination to remain in school this winter season. Pregnant women and those who have chronic health conditions are more at risk from complications of flu like illnesses. Please contact the Bergenfield Health Department at 201-387-4055 option 5 to arrange for your vaccination.

Official election results for general election of November 3, 2015

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Little League Baseball Registration for 2016

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Bergenfield listed among "100 Safest Cities in America"

The SafeWise Report released its “100 Safest Cities in America” report this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2013 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 10,000 people.

“Widening the safest cities concept from a state-by-state analysis to include all of America seemed like the next logical step at SafeWise,” SafeWise security analyst Mike Strayer said. “That said, I think it’s safe to say we didn’t expect to see so many innovative, community-safety programs thriving all around the U.S. independently of one another.”

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Bergenfield, NJ Ranks in Safest Cities of America

Bergenfield has just been ranked one of the 25 Safest Cities in America with a Safety Course of 94.4! (ADT Authorized Dealer) analyzed data from the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report to assemble the list of the 25 safest cities in the U.S.A. Each city received an overall Safety Score based on the number of violent crimes and property crimes, weighted accordingly and relative to population.

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Bergenfield Ranked Among State's 10 Safest Towns!

In the article "Six Bergen County Towns named among State's 10 Safest Municipalities," Stefanie Dazio lists the towns that were ranked by the consumer finance website, ValuePenguin. In the midsize municipality category, Bergenfield came in seventh (7).

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Bergenfield ranked among the best of 540 New Jersey municipal websites

The Monmouth University Polling Institute and Graduate Program in Public Policy recently announced the results of their New Jersey E-Government Municipal Website Evaluation. The project assessed 540 municipal websites in New Jersey for both content and ease of use.

The Borough of Bergenfield's website was ranked in the top 20 as one of the best municipal websites.

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Bergenfield ranks #2 on NeighborhoodScout's Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S.

Neighborhoodscout recently ranked Bergenfield, New Jersey, as the 2nd safest in the nation on their list of the 100 safest cities in America with 25,000 or more people.

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