The Environmental Health Program offers a variety of services aimed at improving the health and well-being of all Paterson residents.

  • Inspections for complaints regarding no heat, rodent/vermin infestations, termination of utilities due to non-payment of bills by landlords, sewage and other nuisance complaints that affect the quality of life for the residents of the City of Paterson
    • To reach the City of Paterson's Division of Health Heat hotline, please call: 973-321-1277, Ext. 2757
  • Retail establishments inspections
  • Inspections at retail food establishment as a result of consumer complaints
  • Animal bite investigations and oversight of animal quarantine involved in an animal bite
  • Lead inspections on rental units to ascertain the presence or absence of lead paint in properties build prior to 1978
  • Inspections of public recreational bathing (pools) to satisfy the requirement of the State of NJ regulations
  • Inspections of summer and day camps, aftercare programs, nutrition sites, homeless shelters, day cares, soup kitchens, pantries and institutions
  • Pet shop licensure and inspection
  • Inspections on tattoo parlors to enforce the State of New Jersey’s body art regulation
  • Retail food establishment plan review
  • Licensure and inspection of food vending vehicles