Health Department

Vision: Leading the way to a healthy Princeton

Health Department

The Health Department conducts inspections of restaurants, pools, and other facilities to ensure proper sanitation, and investigates public health nuisance complaints such as trash or rodents. It also issues birth, death and marriage licenses, provides health clinics for children, and health promotion programs for all ages. The Health Department is responsible for improving, protecting and preserving the health in Princeton. Please help us by taking the Community Lifestyle Assessment Survey.

Office of the Health Officer            

Jeff Grosser is the Princeton Health Officer responsible for promoting health, preventing/controlling communicable and non-communicable diseases, and protecting against environmental hazards in Princeton. Mr. Grosser can be reached at (609) 497-7610, facsimile number (609) 924-7627, e-mail, or by mail:

Princeton Health Department
Monument Hall
Attn:  Jeff Grosser
One Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540            

For a public health or an environmental health emergency, the Health Officer or his staff are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through the non-emergency Princeton Police Department / Communications Center at (609) 921-2100.  If the emergency is life threatening, or requires immediate police, fire or ambulatory response, call 9-1-1.

Department Functions:

  • Perform Compliance Inspections of: Retail Food Establishments, Youth Camps, Septic
    Systems, Wells, Pet Shops / Animal Boarding Facilities
  • Investigate environmental
    health complaints
  • Investigate reportable diseases
  • Provide child health
  • Health education Process 
  • Vital Statistics/Records (Birth, Death,
    Marriage Certificates/Licenses)
  • Provide rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats
  • Prepare for natural disasters and public health emergencies

The History of the Princeton Health Department 
November 10, 2011 
A Historical View of the Princeton Boards of Health (1880 -1886). Compiled by Sass/Fulmore. Prepared by Thakur.              

The Roles and Responsibilities of Board of Health Members 
November 10, 2011 
Board of Health Orientation Manual



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