Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


54 Fairmount Avenue 
Chatham, NJ

health department 


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

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. 


 Contact information

 Westfield 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       
(908) 789-4070, Ext. 4090


Animal Control: 908-722-1271

Chatham Borough Staff Directory 

Melanie Politi  Board Secretary    
(973) 701-6824
Borough Clerk's Office  - Health Licensing & Permits
973-635-0674 ext 210
Animal Licensing - Cheri Morris 973-635-0674 ext 214 

Retail Food Inspections

Inspections of retail food establishments are conducted on a semi-annual basis. The inspections are to determine compliance with Chapter 24 of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code, as well as with local ordinances and regulations.

Rating Categories

Based upon the inspection a posting is given to the facility in one of the following categories

  • Satisfactory Rating (white placard with black border) - The issuance of a Satisfactory posting reflects overall compliance with sanitary regulations and the existence of only minor violations needing to be addressed by the next annual inspection.
  • Conditionally Satisfactory Rating (yellow placard) - A Conditionally Satisfactory posting is given when an establishment contains violations of a nature not deemed to be an immediate threat to health. The establishment is given a maximum period of thirty days to address the violations and is subject to a re-inspection to determine if compliance has been met.
  • Unsatisfactory Rating (red placard) - The issuance of an Unsatisfactory rating denotes violations deemed to be and immediate threat to public health. The establishment is requested to voluntarily close to immediately address the violations. If the establishment refuses to comply, immediate court action is initiated to close the establishment until all violations have been corrected.

Investigations are conducted relating to reports of food-borne illnesses and general food complaints.


Current Rabies Vaccinations are required to license your pets! There are many FREE Rabies clinics throughout Morris County.

Take Care of Your Mental Health;

Dial 988 for Crisis Line

Connect with the staff of Hope One, a traveling resource for people with addiction and mental health issues and their loved ones. Don't suffer in silence. Help is available.

— The Mental Health Association offers FREE suicide prevention programs to schools and community organizations.

Teen suicide prevention site

Dial 988 on your phone to connect to the suicide and crisis line.

Upcoming Board of Health Meetings

12 Oct
Board of Health
Date 10.12.2023 7:00 pm
9 Nov
Board of Health
11.09.2023 7:00 pm
14 Dec
Board of Health
12.14.2023 7:00 pm
11 Jan
BOH Reorg
01.11.2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm