Health Department FAQ
Contact Animal Control at (201) 229-4616 to remove dogs, cats, and larger animals (deer, foxes, coyotes, etc.). For smaller animals (squirrels, birds, skunks, raccoons, opossums, etc.), please contact Department of Public Works at (201) 837-1600 ext. 1700, Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 2:30pm. At all other times, including holidays, call the Police Department at (201) 837-2600. All dead animals must be placed into the street for pick up.
If the animal appears to be sickly or injured, contact Animal Control at (201) 229-4616. At all other times, call the Teaneck Police Department at (201) 837-2600. Nuisance wildlife that is healthy must be removed by a private pest control company
What can I do if I had contact with wildlife or a non-domesticated animal? Is there a danger? (raccoons, bats, etc.)
If you were bitten or scratched by wildlife of any kind, including domestic dogs or cats, contact the Police Department at (201) 837-2600 to complete an incident report. You should also contact the Health Department at (201) 837-1600 ext 1500, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to evaluate the specifics of the incident. Seek medical attention from your private physician.
Dogs and cats should be vaccinated and licensed at the age of 7 months.
To get your pet a free rabies shot, call these vets:
Bergen Veterinary Hospital - 1680 Teaneck Road, Teaneck NJ 07666: 201-837-3470
Bergen County Animal Shelter (residents must call BCAS for available clinic dates) - 100 United Lane, Teterboro NJ 07608: 201-229-4600
You can contact the Police Department at (201) 837-2600.
As an aggrieved resident, you must file a report with the Police Department at (201) 837-2600. Afterwards, you must file a complaint with the Municipal Court Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at (201) 837-1600 ext 1800.
As per Section 21-15 of the Code of the Township of Teaneck, such operation cannot take place before 6:30 AM or after 8:00 PM on weekdays, and before 7:30 AM or after 8:00 PM on weekends. All such complaints should be filed with the Police Department at (201) 837-2600.
You are permitted to cut or trim back bushes, branches, and/or tree limbs that extend onto your property. Your neighbor is not responsible for what grows or extends over the property line.
Call SUEZ Northern NJ Operations at (800) 422-5987.
The number of people permitted to live in a house or an apartment is based on 1 1/2 persons per room for sleeping purposes, as per Section 21-36 of the Code of the Township of Teaneck (ie: 4 sleeping rooms = 6 people).
If you are over 18, you must seek health care from your private physician. If you are under 18, you can contact the Public Health Nurse at (201) 227-6251 for more information.
Go to Documents & Forms under the Health Department's webpage with regards to opening a business in Teaneck. Contact the Building Dept at (201) 837-1600 ext 1100, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm for the construction, plumbing, and electrical requirements. Contact the Health Department at (201) 837-1600 ext 1500, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm for safety and sanitation requirements.