The Board of Health is responsible for assessing the status of public health in the community, developing policies to address public health needs and assuring that these needs are met.
The Borough of New Providence works with the Westfield Regional Health Department in ensuring the health and safety of the residents is always at the highest level. The Westfield Regional Health Department also keeps the community updated with up in coming laws and news items. The Board of Health is also responsible for inspecting and issuing permits to food vendors, food establishments, community pools and other New Providence businesses.
With the help of the Westfield Regional Health Department and the State of New Jersey the Borough is able to hold a Free Rabies Clinic every year in January to aide in the immunization of dogs and cats.
There are also a number of Health Services provided by the Public Health Nurse. A list of those services can be found here.
Board of Health Permit Applications:
Animal Hospital, Kennel, Pet Shop
Beauty Parlors, Salons, Barber Shops
Body Art Establishments
Establishments Selling, Serving Food
Hotel, Motel, Rooming House
Laundry, Self Service, Dry Cleaning
Massage Establishment INITIAL Application
Massage Establishment Renewal
Mobile Food Truck Vendor
Street Fair & Seasonal Temporary Vendor
For paper applications, please click here
Dog and Cat Licenses can be purchased now. The last day to purchase an animal license without penalty is February 28, 2023.
Rodent Preventative Fact Sheet
Mosquito Protection Information
BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBERS
Pat Silvagni, President; Dr. Kevin Lake, Vice President; Dr. Paul Carniol, Dr. Richard Nelson, Christopher Stieh, 1st Alternate Dr. Bob Robinson, and 2nd Alternate, Claudia Cattano.
BOARD OF HEALTH SECRETARY
360 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
908-665-1400 x 8214
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE
Jennifer Aranda, R.N., P.H.N.
Please see our Health Services Department page for information on specific health services available to Borough residents.
Megan Avallone, Town of Westfield, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
Beau Preston, Town of Westfield, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 789-4070 ext. 4090
To volunteer please complete the online Volunteer Application.
2023 MEETING CALENDAR
All meetings are held at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974. Members of the public are welcome to attend.