The Board of Health contracts for Shared Services for Public Health Services with the County of Morris, Department of Law & Public Safety, Office of Health Management.   The Health Department administers the health regulations in Harding Township, including septic and well regulations, health clinics, health inspections, communicable disease local response and tracking, and animal management (control and licensing).       

Health Department Services

As part of the Shared Services Agreement with Morris County, Dr. Carlos Perez, Jr., Director of Morris County Health Management, serves as Harding Township's Health Officer, Mrs. Stephanie Gorman, Assistant Health Officer, and Casey Brady serves as REHS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist).  Our pages are designed to provide you with information about our programs and services, as well as important dates and health related links. 


Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Information for People with Weakened Immune Systems (8-20-21) -- Click Here.

COVID-19 VACCINATION Scheduling Support Line for Ages 75 and older (March 4, 2021) -- click here.

If you are contacting the Division of Public Health regarding general COVID-19 questions, including information about the regional mega-vaccination site, please call the Morris County COVID-19 Hotline at 973-829-8250 for assistance.  The COVID-19 Hotline is operational seven (7) days a week between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.  Messages left after 4 pm will be returned the next day.  Please note, the COVID-19 Hotline is unable to register persons for vaccine appointments at the regional mega vaccination site.  For more information please visit the following sites:


Visit Morris County Department of health --

Visit for information on the State's COVID-19 response. 

Morris County residents to schedule a vaccine appointment visit:


HALLOWEEN 2021 -  Trick or Treating click here or Trunk or Treating click here

INFLUENZA:  Stop the Spread of Flu click here and Stop the Spread of Germs click here for more information.



SEPTIC PUMP OUTS -- A septic pump permit must be taken out by the septic contractor to conduct a pump out on a resident's property.  

WELLS - Private Well Water Testing - Click here.  

                                              ANIMAL CONTROL:

Animal Control:  Harding Township's animal control service is through "Animal Control Solutions, LLC".  For animal control issues, residents should contact the Harding Township Police at 973/455-0500 ext: 0.  An officer will respond and take action or make appropriate notifications to the Health Department and/or Animal Control Solutions.

Animal Control Solutions Update to Coronavirusclick here


Harding Township Health Department along with Morris Township Health Department will sponsor a Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the New Vernon Volunteer Fire Department located at 22 Village Road, Harding Township from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.   Please make sure your pet is either on a leash or in a carrier.     

DOG LICENSES:  License issuing begins in January of every year and all dogs must be licensed by January 31st.  If you have a new puppy, licensing for new puppies begins at 7 months of age.  A late fee of $10.00, per dog, will commence on March 1, 2021. 

Click here for a copy of the 2021 dog license application.

In order to receive a license, the dog or dogs rabies immunity must be good through October 31, 2021.  For a list of free rabies vaccination clinics click here: (            

Dog License Official: Lisa Sharp

Animal Cruelty - Please click here.

Mosquito ControlLearn about the importance of mosquito control, community-level control efforts, and what you can do to make a difference at home.

Tick-Free Summer:  In order to enjoy a tick-free summer, make preventing tick bites part of your plans before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors by following the CDC’S guidelines on preventing tick bites and Lyme disease.


Healthy Swimming and Recreational Water Illnesses:  Recreational water illnesses are diseases that people can get from the water in which they swim and play—like swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, water playgrounds, or oceans, lakes, and rivers—if the water is contaminated with germs.


For Tornado Safety Information:  Click Here


Prescription Drug Disposal: To properly dispose of unused or expired medicines:

  • Mark out personal information on the prescription bottles
  • Mix liquid medicine with substances like coffee grinds, cat litter or soil
  • Dilute pills with water and add to coffee grinds, cat litter or soil
  • Place bottles in an opaque container (coffee can, yogurt container, etc)
  • Mix the container in the trash.
  • Do NOT flush down the drain
  • Do NOT share medicines with others
  • Do NOT recycle containers or medicines

                                REGISTRAR - VITAL STATISTICS

If you have any questions regarding how to apply for a marriage license or certified copy, please contact Lisa Sharp, Registrar at 973/267-8000, Ext. 711.  An appointment is required for all vital statistics.  Hours for vital statistics is 9 am to 4 pm Monday - Friday.  During the summer, the Municipal Building has summer hours and the hours on Friday's is from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

For Marriage, Civil Union, and Remarriage License Application, click here.

For Certified Copy Application, click here.



George Byrnes - REHS                                   Phone:  (973)267-8000 ext.715

____________ - REHS with Morris County

 In Harding Twp. on Monday's 9:00 - 3:30 pm  Phone: (973)267-8000 ext. 721 

Lisa Sharp Health Department Administrative Assistant              Phone: (973) 267-8000 ext. 711

Public Health Nurse - Kathy Basile with Morris County Phone:  973-682-4942

Schedule: 2nd/4th Thursday at Church of Christ the King for Senior Meeting 10:30 am to 11 am for blood pressure screening. (Not during COVID)

2nd Thursday: 11:30 am to 1 pm at Kemmerer Library for blood pressure screening (not during COVID)

4th Thursday - 10 am to 10:30 am in Harding Township Municipal Building  - Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the public health nurse will not have office hours in Harding.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT Fax: (973) 829-7025