Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

(201) 664-1849

Board of Health


Rubina Bhatia - Chairperson
Lisa Troy - Vice Chairperson
Eleanor Bradley
Julie Fortunato
Sarabjit Singh
Ciro Scilingo
Harriette Weil
Stephen Wiklinski
Jo-Ann Forcellati - Secretary
Guy Carnazza - Council Liaison

Meeting Schedule

The Board of Health meetings are held on the third Wesnesday of each month in the conference room at Borough Hall at 7:30 PM.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic meetings are held virtually via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 811 5623 9640
Passcode: 490659)

Upcoming Meetings

15 Dec
Board of Health
Date 12.15.2021 7:30 pm
19 Jan
Board of Health
01.19.2022 7:30 pm
16 Feb
Board of Health
02.16.2022 7:30 pm
16 Mar
Board of Health
03.16.2022 7:30 pm
20 Apr
Board of Health
04.20.2022 7:30 pm

Board of Health Information

The Board of Health is responsible for ensuring that proper health standards are maintained within the Borough. The Board also oversees that Borough Ordinances, intended to guarantee healthy living circumstances in Old Tappan, are respected.

The Board of Health regulates the maintenance of food and beverage vending machines and retail food establishments, controls the keeping of animals, authorizes the inspection of premises by the health officer, and oversees and regulates other establishments in order to guarantee healthy living circumstances.

Health Department Information

The Board of Health has contracted with the Bergen County Department of Health Services, an organization that provides a variety of health-related services. For information on these services, see Bergen County Department of Health Services

For any inquiries or complaints please contact the Duty Officer at 201-634-2730

Physical Exams Free for Children

The Board of Health offers a monthly Child Health Conference for Old Tappan children from birth through age 6 where they may receive free, complete medical physical exams and all required immunizations.  Children ages 7 through 18 years of age may receive immunizations only.  Appointments are necessary.  For further information call 201-666-4800 ext 1528.  Sessions are held at the Hillsdale Borough Building, 380 Hillsidale Avenue, in the lower level.  Services are provided by a Pediatrician and Public Health Nurse.

Septic System Information


The state sanitary code requires that when connecting to a sewer line, all septic tanks, seepage pits, dosing tanks, dry wells and cesspools must be emptied of waste and filled completely with gravel, stones, sand or soil. Old Tappan requires that a connection permit be filed by the licensed contractor with the Building Department. This application is reviewed carefully to assure that all components have properly been abandoned compared to the site plans on file in the department.

Also, acquaint yourself with the site plan showing where all components are located.