Environmental Health

Citizens Complaints

The Paramus Board of Health Registered Environmental Health Specialists investigate complaints regarding environmental health hazards, such as: 

  • Air sanitation
  • Birds and animals
  • Insects
  • Noise pollution
  • Poison ivy
  • Ragweed
  • Rodents
  • Sewage disposal
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Stream pollution

In addition, our inspectors investigate complaints concerning the businesses we regulate that are located in Paramus. These includes food establishments such as restaurants, grocery stores and delicatessens, food and beverage vending machines.

Personal grooming establishments, such as: 

  • Barber shops
  • Beauty parlors and nail salons
  • Body art establishments
  • Child care facilities
  • Kennels
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Motels
  • Multiple dwellings
  • Pet shops
  • Public swimming pools and spas
  • Tanning salons
  • Youth camps

Property maintenance complaints concerning matters like tall grass, are handled by the Building Department.

Rabies Control

Our Environmental Staff is responsible for investigation and follow up of animal bites. All biting incidents should be reported to the Paramus Police Department at 201-262-3400.

Food Manager’s Certification Course

A eight-hour Food Manager’s Certification Course is held on an ongoing basis. The charge is $175 per person. For further information, contact the Health Department at 201-265-2100, ext. 2300.