Board of Health Department

Board of Health Meeting Dates

Public Health provides for health and well-being by preventing illness, promoting good health practices, and protecting the public from environmental hazards.

Health Dept – Food Licensing Permits:

2024 Application for Food License

When forms are completed, you may drop off application and payment in the drop box located in the borough parking lot, Attn:  Health Dept – Food License Application or mail to Borough of Wanaque, 579 Ringwood Avenue, Wanaque, NJ 07465, Attn:  Health Dept – Food License Application

Cottage Food Operators- New rules creating a cottage food operator (home baker) permit became effective as of October 4, 2021


Health Officer- Charlene Gungil, DHSc
Licensed by the State and the Administrative Officer and Supervisor of the Passaic County Health Department and Wanaque. For questions regarding policy, health programs, activities, budgets and Health Department staff. 

Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics
Jennifer Fiorito

Contact for Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, and Marriage Licenses.
Appointments are made 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Animal Control Officer & Animal Cruelty Officer
Lisa Perry, (973) 838-8959
Deals with stray or unlicensed animals, nuisances, animal cruelty, rabies control, animal bites and animal quarantine. Email at

CHES- Health Educator Lori Novak-Carafello
County and Health Education/ Borough of Wanaque

Registered Environmental Health Specialist- Mark Mora 

973-881-4396 x1339

Official Website of Borough of Wanaque, New Jersey