This Department provides comprehensive social services to the residents of New Brunswick in areas including health, recreation, and vital statistics. The Department is made up of seven divisions:
In conjunction with the Middlesex County Health Department, The Division of Health provides environmental health investigations and inspections of all licensed food vendors in accordance with Chapter 12 of the New Jersey Sanitary Code.
Beating Bed Bugs
Protect yourself against these pesty critters!
Click Here for Bed Bug Fact Sheet (English)
Click Here for Bed Bug Fact Sheet (Spanish)
The Division also coordinates with the Middlesex County Department of Health and the New Brunswick Schools to provide immunizations, health screening sessions and health education programs throughout New Brunswick.
To contact the Middlesex County Health Department call 732.745.5021.
The Division of Recreation administers various programs and services geared toward residents of and visitors to the City of New Brunswick. Programs include adult and youth athletic leagues in soccer, softball, baseball, and basketball, seasonal events including the Raritan River Festival and Summer Concert Series, and organized field trips.
In cooperation with the Division of Parks, The Division of Recreation schedules and monitors the use of all parks throughout the City of New Brunswick.
The Division of Recreation also manages the HUB Teen Center located at 411 Joyce Kilmer Avenue. The Center provides New Brunswick residents ages 13-19 with a place to join together outside of the traditional school hours. Homework assistance, computer labs and training, professional development skills workshops, and recreational programming are just a few of the amenities offered to members of the Teen Center.
For additional information about New Brunswick’s recreational activities visit www.nbrec.com or contact Mike Blackwell at 732.745.5125 or email@example.com.
Senior Resource Center 732-745-5100
Melanie Ford, Director
The New Brunswick Senior Citizen Resource Center (NBSCRC) is a multi-purpose facility for independent seniors and is designed to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating environment. All New Brunswick residents sixty years of age and older are encouraged to become members. Operation hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Serving a diverse population, the NBSCRC offers a variety of cultural, social, educational, recreational and health related programs designed to enhance the quality of life of New Brunswick’s senior community. The NBSCRC also provides social service information/assistance, a breakfast and lunch program and free transportation. There is no fee for membership.
Vital Statistics 732.745.5018
Vital Statistics: Hours of operation 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 732.745.5018/5061
Forms and Applications
Responsible for registering all births, civil unions, domestic partnerships, marriages and deaths in the City of New Brunswick.
The following information is pertains to Vital Statistics:
• Certified copies of births, civil unions, domestic partnerships, marriages, and deaths
• Applications for civil unions and marriages
• Filing of domestic partnerships
• Modifications of all vital records
There are three ways to obtain certified copies:
• Our fees are as follows:
- First copy: $25.00
- Any additional copies of the same record ordered on the same day is $5.00 each.
• In person, our address is 78 Bayard St (Bayard St. is off of George St.; City Hall is on the left hand side after the Commerce Bank. Parking is behind the building. There is a guard at the security booth, tell him you are going to the Health Dept and he will direct you to our office). Acceptable methods of payment are cash, money order, certified check, or debit cards with an additional fee of $2.50.
*Identity must be established by the couple through a valid driver license, valid passport or valid State or Federal ID
• By mail: The mailing address is: New Brunswick Health Dept., P.O. Box 269, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0269. Acceptable methods of payment are money order or certified checks made out to the City of New Brunswick. Credit cards w/ expiration date are acceptable with an additional cost of $6.00 charged through your credit card. Photo copies of ID must be submitted along with request.
• By website: www.vitalchek.com follow the instructions listed on this website, additional fees apply.
The City of New Brunswick does not accept credit cards for online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website, www.vitalchek.com. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service of $ 6.00. All major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.
Eligible individuals who can obtain certified copies of vital records.
The individual of legal age, the parents of, a brother or sister of legal age (with proof of their relationship i.e. certified copy of birth certificate showing parents names), the spouse/partner (with proof of civil union, domestic partnership or marriage certificate), the child of legal age (with proof of their relationship i.e. certified copy of birth certificate showing parents names), the grandchild of legal age (with proof of their relationship i.e. certified copies of birth certificate showing parents and grandparents names), the legal guardian/representative with proper court documents within a 2 year period).
• A valid photo drivers license showing your CURRENT address and signature;
• If a valid photo drivers license is not available, two of the following are necessary:
• A non-photo drivers license
• County ID
• Vehicle registration and/or insurance card
• Copy of utility bill, bank statement
• Proof of signature is required
Records Request form can be downloaded by clicking the link on the left hand side of the screen, under dept. of health applications at the beginning of the Department of Social Services web page.
When filling out request form, the information provided must be exact and complete as it appears on the original record. Please provide a phone number where you can be reached should a problem arise.
If you wish to apply for a civil union/marriage license the following is needed:
To apply in person:
• Application can be made where either party resides with proof
• Both parties may be present; if applying separately, the same witness must be present
• 18 years of age
• Provide social security numbers (which will be kept confidential)
• Witness 18 years of age or older
• Fee of $28.00
Suggested additional items :
• Birth certificate
• If you were in a former union, and it was legally dissolved, final decrees
• If by death, certified copy of death certificate
You may also complete the applications on the State of New Jersey’s website at www.state.nj.us/health. You must follow the instructions on this site. There is a three day waiting period before the license can be issued. If a time waiver is necessary, it must be granted by a Superior Court Judge.
To complete a Domestic Partnership:
• Each partner must sign in front of a notary an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership (Affidavits are available from any local registrars office)
• Partners must be 62 years of age, same or opposite sex
• Share a common residence or member of NJ State Retirement System
• Jointly responsible for each others common welfare
• Not in any other commitment recognized by NJ Law
• Notarized Affidavit must be taken to any local registrars office to be filed and purchase a certificate of Domestic Partnership
• Fee of $28.00
ANY AND ALL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE.
The City of New Brunswick provides transportation for all eligible residents to doctor’s appointments and social service agencies within the Greater New Brunswick Area.
For more information or to schedule a ride contact 732.745.5161.
Youth Services System
New Brunswick’s Youth Services System provides comprehensive after school programming for New Brunswick residents ages 6-15. This program operates at seven school within New Brunswick providing the opportunity for children from all parts of New Brunswick to participate at a site close to their home.
Activities provided in through the Youth Services System include homework assistance, peer counseling, leadership training, athletic programming, and workshops in music, drama, and photography.
Parents and other family members are encouraged to take part in much of the programming. The Youth Services System strives to bring together business leaders, social service agencies, community groups, and educators in an effort to offer programming which will be most beneficial to participants.
The Youth Services System has also formed partnerships with several departments at Rutgers University to provide educational, training, and internship opportunities for Rutgers students as well as leadership, staffing, and financing for YSS participants.
||Contact the New Brunswick Division of Animal Control to license your pets!
Animal Control 732-745-5200
The New Brunswick Division of Animal Control works in a coordinated effort to protect both residents and pets and stray animals. The Division responds to calls in both Highland Park and New Brunswick, rents traps to New Brunswick residents to remove unwanted animals from private property in a harmless way, and provides basic veterinary services to animals without owners.
In accordance with Municipal Codes 6.04 and 6.08 the Division of Animal Control licenses all pets and exotic animals kept in the City of New Brunswick. To apply for a pet license fill out the appropriate form and return it with payment, no personal checks to the Department of Health office at:
New Brunswick Health Department
Division of Animal Control
PO Box 269
New Brunswick NJ 08903-0269
The Division also offers free educational information to residents on issues related to pet care and handling as well as rabies and neuter/spay programs.
For additional information about the Division of Animal Control call 732-745-5200.
To report all animal related complaints, please dial 732-745-5200