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Chatham Borough Health Department



Chatham Borough is contracted with the  Westfield Regional Health Department  for all Health Services.


The website to pre-register for the vaccine is live now:  https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/  

Watch the 3-9-2021informative seminar regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

How to register for the COVID-19 Vaccine 

The availability of the vaccine is key.  Currently, the demand in New Jersey far exceeds supply, which is clearly the case for the Morris Vaccination Center.

To access the scheduling system as well as sign up to be notified when appointments become available, visit the  the Atlantic Health System website  .

If you need support with the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, including changing registration information or confirming your registration, you can:

  1. Complete an online form at  covid19.nj.gov/vaccinehelp
  2. Call  1-855-568-0545  for phone support

The Vaccine Call Center ( 1-855-568-0545 ) is available to register individuals in the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, answer questions about the vaccine, provide contact information for sites, check registration status, and update registration information.

Walmart Vaccination Program Information & Locations for 65+

Additional vaccine assistance for seniors 75+ (856-249-7007)



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2020 - 2021 NJ Department of Human Services Resource Guide

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Steps to prevent the common cold will also prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
  1. Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  3. Avoid contact with people who are sick
  4. Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others
  5. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Contact Tracing  is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Any information collected by public health workers is  confidential:  your personal and medical information will be kept private. If you have COVID-19 or have had close contact with someo You may be contacted by a contact tracer at the Westfield Health Department who Chatham Borough contracts with for our  Health Services . Please cooperate with them to help stop the spread of the virus. 


Chatham Borough COVID-19 Announcements

Health services in Chatham Borough are conducted under the direction of the Board of Health. Six members are appointed to serve 3-year terms and two alternate members are appointed to serve 2-year terms. Appointments to the Board of Health are made the Mayor upon advice and consent of the Council.  Click here to view Board of Health  Agendas and Minutes .   Board of Health meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at Town Hall at 7:00p.m.  Additonal  Board of Health information  can be found on their webpage.

Staff Directory

Megan Avallone


Health Officer


(908) 789-4070, Ext. 4073

Bridget Colendenski


Public Health Nurse


(908) 789-4070, Ext. 4472

Amy Lewis


Health Educator


(908) 789-4070, Ext. 4080

Beau Preston    


Health Inspector-Chatham Borough


(908) 789-4070, Ext. 4090

Melanie Politi           


Chatham Borough Board Secretary       


   (973) 701-6824

Tamar Lawful        


Chatham Borough Clerk - Licensing & Permits


 (973) 635-0674 Ext. 203   


Dog and Cat Licensing - Residents with dogs or cats are required to license their pets. As required by the state, dogs must be vaccinated for the license year before a license is issued, and a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate is required. The license fee for a spayed/neutered dog is $18.00 per year. For non-spayed/ neutered animals the fee is $30.00. Renewals of existing licenses are due by January 31 of each year. A late fee of $7.00 is charged for all renewals received after this date.

Applications may be obtained at Borough Hall, or you may view and print a  Dog License Application here .

The fee for spayed/neutered cats is $18.00. For non-spayed/neutered animals the fee is $30.00. Renewals for existing licenses are due by January 31st of each year. A late fee of $7.00 is charged for all renewals received after this date.

Applications may be obtained at Borough Hall, or you may view and print a  Cat License Application here.

For additional information, please call 973-635-0674, extension 214.

Retail Food Licensing  - Individuals, partnerships or corporations that operate any type of business that serves or sells food in Chatham Borough, whether on a permanent or temporary basis, must obtain a Food License from the Chatham Borough Board of Health.  All food establishments are inspected by the Westfield Registered Environmental Health Specialist (R.E.H.S).  

Retail Food Establishments are rated on standards set forth by Chapter 24 of the New Jersey Sanitary Code.  Retail Food Establishments are inspected biannually, and ratings are posted in the front of each establishment for public viewing.           

For further information concerning food licensing and renewals please contact the Board of Health Secretary, Melanie Politi at mpoliti@chathamborough.org or Borough Clerk, Tamar Lawful at tlawful@chathamborough.org.

Food License Applications

Retail Food Establishment Plan Review Application

The New Jersey State Sanitary Code, Chapter 24, Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments, N.J.A.C. 8:24-9.1 requires that plans and specifications be submitted to the health authority for review whenever a retail food establishment is constructed, renovated/remodeled or significantly altered or when a structure is converted to use as a retail food establishment. Construction, renovation, alteration or conversion may not be initiated until plans and specifications have been approved by the health and construction authorities.

Temporary Food Event Information

Information for Temporary Food Vendors including guidelines and hand washing information.

Emergency Preparedness Preparation and communication can help to alleviate stress during an emergency.  Sign up for Chatham Borough Emergency Alerts here.