Borough of East Rutherford, NJ

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Health Department & Vital Statistics Office

Municipal Building gazeboPhone: (201) 933-3444 ext. 509 or 511
Registrar of Vital Statistics: Danielle Lorenc, RMC/CMR
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Health Officer:
Address: One Everett Place, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Hours: Office open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; applications by appointment only

Vital Statistics

East Rutherford maintains records of births, marriages, and deaths that have occurred in the Borough of East Rutherford. Civil Unions are maintained since 2007 and domestic partnerships since 2004. Records are kept in the municipality where the event occurred in New Jersey and with the State Registrar in Trenton, NJ. Certified copies of birth, death, marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships which occurred in East Rutherford can only be provided by our Department.

Certified copies of vital statistic records cost $15.00 for each copy requested. Certified copies of vital statistics can be obtained by mail and/or in person by completing the form below, enclosing a check or money order made payable to the Borough of East Rutherford for $15.00 for each certified copy requested, and enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of the document(s) in a business size envelope (#10 envelope, 9 ½ X 4). Also, all requests must include a copy of photo identification (i.e., photo driver's license) which shows the name and mailing address OR copies of two alternate forms of identification (i.e., non-photo driver's license, car registration, utility bill, insurance card) which shows the mailing address and name of the party requesting the documents. Records can only be mailed to the person on the address shown on the identification. The identification requirements also apply to walk-in requests - which can only be made by appointment only.

The following individuals are able to receive a certified copy of a vital statistic document: Subject, Subject's Parent, Legal Guardian, Legal Representation, Subject's Spouse/Partner, Subject's Child, Subject's Grandchild, Subject's Sibling, Court Order, Agent of a Government Agency.

If you have any questions, kindly contact us weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST at (201) 933-3444 ext. 509.

  • For a list of Registrars of Vital Statistics for each municipality in New Jersey, CLICK HERE.
  • For more information on Vital Statistics in the State of New Jersey, visit the State Registrar's web site - CLICK HERE.

Marriage License and Civil Union License Application Process

License applications are taken by appointment only. A mandatory 72-hour waiting period is required from the time of application to the issuance of the license. There is a $28.00 license fee (exact amount, i.e., cash, check and/or money order) and one of the applicants must live in East Rutherford to apply at our Department. A number of other requirements exist and applicants are strongly encouraged to call us at (201) 933-3444 ext. 509 well in advance of their intended date of the ceremony for additional details. Additional information on the procedure for obtaining a marriage or civil union license can be obtained by visiting the State Registrar's web site listed above. To view more detailed information, CLICK HERE.

Inspection Services

The Health Department routinely inspects businesses in the Borough to insure compliance with the State Food Safety Regulations as outlined in Chapter 24 of the New Jersey Sanitary Code. Complaints against establishments inspected by the Department can be referred to the Health Department at (201) 933-3444 ext. 273.

Citizen Complaints

Complaints cover a wide range of areas, including garbage, housing, animals, food establishment, animal bites to humans, rodents, etc. Complainants contacting the Department for assistance should be prepared to leave their name, address, and telephone number for proper follow up: (201) 933-3444 ext. 273.

Rabies & Animal Control Services

The Department conducts a free annual rabies vaccination program for residents' dogs and cats in January of each year. The Borough of East Rutherford contracts with Tyco Professional Animal Control Services for animal control services, which can be reached at (201) 652-4554. State law requires all dogs to be licensed. All dog licenses expire on December 31st and must be renewed in January of each year. Proof of valid rabies vaccination must be shown and valid through November of the current year. Fees are $10 for spayed/neutered and $13 for non spayed/neutered.

One Everett Place