Health & Human Services

The Montclair Department of Health and Human Services provides a variety of services and programs through its various divisions. Our Nurses help prevent epidemics and spread of disease through Communicable Disease Surveillance and Reporting, vaccination clinics and school vaccination audits. The Environmental Division protects the community against environmental hazards and food-borne outbreaks by conducting investigations and inspections, and following through with compliance measures. We promote and encourage healthy behaviors in the community and workplace through various screenings, programs and health education.

Our Department follows the New Jersey State Department of Health mandated activities through its “Best Practice Standards”. Through its various divisions, we provide services designed to make Montclair a healthier place to live for residents of all ages.

The Montclair Department of Health and Human Services includes the following Divisions:
Animal Control and Sheltering
Environmental Health
Health Education/Community Health
Public Health Nursing
Senior Services/Lifelong Montclair
Section 8
Office of Environmental Affairs/Sustainability
Vital Statistics/Registrar
(for more information on the department divisions, please follow links on the left)

Our Mission Statement: To protect and enhance the health and the quality of life of Montclair residents through preventative activities, coordination of interagency efforts, and interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors.


Registrar of Vital Statistics, Cat and Dog Licenses:973.509.4973
Arlene Karp, Program Coordinator, Registrar
[email protected]

Licenses and Deputy Registrar: 973.509.4970
Megan Ginter, Administrative Assistant
[email protected]