Phone (973) 361-8444

Health Department

The Borough of Wharton contracts with the Township of Mt. Olive for health services except for Vital Statistics and Animal Licensing. The Borough of Wharton Health Department provides many services to the residents of Wharton at reduced rates, such as: referrals for reduced childhood immunizations, referrals for female and male cancer screenings, child health clinics, flu shots, COVID-19 vaccines for adults and children, and blood pressure screenings. To receive information on these programs please contact the Borough Nurse, Angela Deiling at 973- 361- 8444 ext. 2715. The Public Health Nurse also conducts follow ups on communicable diseases and all reported animal bites. The Public Health Nurse is available for office visits for Wharton residents by appointment only. She is available to make house calls to home bound residents. Feel free to call her if you have any health-related concerns. The health department holds screenings periodically throughout the year, so check back here to see what’s coming up next.

Angela Deiling

Public Health Nurse and Registered Environmental Health Specialist

Cheryl Muzzillo


Health Department

The Borough of Wharton Health Department provides many services to the residents of Wharton at reduced rates, such as: referrals for reduced childhood immunizations, female and male cancer screenings, flu shots, and blood pressure screenings. To receive information on these programs please contact the Borough Nurse, Angela Deiling at 973-361-8444 ext. 2715. The Public Health Nurse also does follow ups on communicable diseases. The Public Health Nurse is in the office Tues., Wed., and Thurs. from 9:30-2. She is available to Wharton residents in her office during those times or she is available to make house calls to home bound residents. Feel free to call her if you have any health related concerns. The Health Dept. holds screenings through out the year, so check back here to see what's coming up next.

Susan Downer

Health Officer

Darling Bode Zambrana

Health Officer

Angela Deiling

Public Health Nurse

Patricia Craven

Vital Statistics-Registrar

Gabrielle Evangelista

Deputy Registrar

Vital Statistics Certified Copies

An applicant for a certified vital record must prove blood relation to the subject of the vital record and must have two forms of identification. Click here for the application in English. Click here for the application in Spanish. Please contact the Registrar if you would like to order a certified copy of a vital record. If you are conducting genealogical research you may request non-certified copies of births occurring over 80 years ago, marriages occurring over 50 years ago and deaths occurring over 40 years ago without proving a blood relation.

All vital records are on file in the Office of the Registrar of the municipality where the event took place.

  • Birth Certificates – Will be on file where the person was born
  • Civil Unions – Will be on file where the event took place (not where you applied for the license)
  • Death Certificates – Will be on file where the person was pronounced dead
  • Domestic partnership agreements – Will be on file in the town in which the application was taken because no further ceremony is required
  • Marriage Certificates – Will be on file where the event took place (not where you applied for the license)

Marriage License Application

You apply for a marriage license in the town where either applicant resides as long as you are a resident of New Jersey. If both parties are not residents of New Jersey you would apply in the town where you are getting married.

You can come in for a license application by appointment only Monday thru Friday – 9am – 4pm. Call for an appointment - 973-361-8444 x 2710

If anyone (both applicants, witness) does not speak or understand English you must bring a translator with you.

Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Items for the marriage license application

  • Proof of Wharton residence. (Rental Lease, Tax Bill, Utility Bill, Bank Statement)
  • Proof of identity for both applicants (driver's license, passport)
  • If divorced – bring divorce papers
  • Both applicants have to come in to fill out paperwork.
  • Bring a witness  (Must be 18 years or older)
  • No blood test required.
  • Fee - $28.00- The fee is waived by the State of NJ until June 2023
  • Name of Both Sets of Parents - Maiden name of mothers.
  • State/Country where both sets parents were born.
  • Name & address of person performing marriage.
  • Town where the marriage will be performed.
  • Social Security #’s for both applicants.
  • There is a 72-hour waiting period before the license is issued. The waiting period begins when the application is filed with the Local Registrar.
  • License good for 30 days from date of issue.

Pet Licensing

Any person who owns, keeps or harbors a dog or cat over the age of six months must, within ten days after obtaining possession of such dog or cat apply for a license and annually thereafter. When applying for a license, please bring proof of current rabies vaccination and proof that the dog/cat has been spayed or neutered.

Renewals must be done in the month of January. Fees for dogs or cats that are spayed or neutered are $14.00 and animals not spayed or neutered will be $17.00. A delinquent fee of $5.00 per month per animal shall be added to a dog or cat renewal license.

Each Fall the Borough of Wharton provides a free rabies clinic at the Department of Public Works. Check the Borough website for the date. 

If you no longer have the dog or cat, please notify the town at (973) 361-8444 X2710 or

For the application for a dog or cat license click here. You can mail your application in with a check and proof of current rabies vaccination.

Disposal of Unused Medicines

DO NOT FLUSH unused medications and DO NOT POUR them down a sink or drain.
A prescription drop box is located at the Wharton Police Station, 10 Robert St. Please drop off any unused prescriptions for disposal. No syringes may be dropped off in this drop box.

Mosquito Control

To prevent mosquitoes this summer, the Departments of Health and Environmental Protection are asking homeowners, businesses and contractors working on rebuilding to drain sources of standing water outdoors and routinely check property for containers collecting water where mosquitoes can breed. "While we typically don’t identify human illnesses from mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV) until late summer here in New Jersey, it’s never too early to drain sources of standing water and reduce the number of places mosquitoes can lay their eggs and breed," said Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd.

Steps that residents, business owners and contractors can take to reduce populations of the insect on their properties include:
At least once or twice a week, empty water from flower pots, pet food and water dishes, birdbaths, swimming pool covers, buckets, barrels, and cans. Check for clogged rain gutters and clean them out. Remove discarded tires, and other items that could collect water. Be sure to check for containers or trash in places that may be hard to see, such as under bushes or under your home.

Proper Disposal of Syringes

It is never acceptable to throw syringes into curbside trash, even when it is placed in a heavy duty plastic container. It should be never be placed in the recycling can as well. Doing so places employees at risk as well as causes extensive additional costs to the Borough.

Safe Syringe Disposal Programs in Morris County

St. Clare's Hospital (Dover and Denville Campuses) Just drop off syringes at the front desk, but they must be in a sealed harded contained.

Morristown Medical Center

973-971-4177- Containers for syringes can be picked up or dropped off at the outpatient desk located on the right after going into the main entrance. Hours are M-F 7am-7pm and Saturdays 7am-3pm. Syringes must be empty and syringe containers cannot be more than 3/4s full.

Chilton Memorial Hospital/ Access Center (Pompton Plains) People may pick up empty syringe containers and drop off full ones at the Access Center. All syringes must be in containers. Hours M-F 6am-8pm and Saturdays 7am-3pm

Note: In additional to accepting sharps and syringes for disposal, these safe syringe disposal programs will also accept epi-pens for disposal as long as they are empty and packaged in harded containers like sharps and syringes.

Lead Poisoning Information

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week reminds us all of the serious health effects lead poisoning has on children. This happens when children swallow or breathe in lead.  The effects can be very harmful to young children (ages 6 and under) and unborn babies. Lead can pass from mother to unborn child and cause harm. Pregnant women must make sure to avoid contact with lead. Even low levels of lead have resulted in harmful effects.

Once the health effects of lead poisoning have taken place they may never go away. Too much lead (lead poisoning) may harm a child’s brain and nervous system, causing problems with learning and paying attention, slower growth and development, hearing and speech trouble, and behavior problems. Since there is no safe level of lead in children, it is extremely important for parents/guardians to take lead poisoning seriously.

Call to Action: Stop your child from coming into contact with lead before they develop health problems that may never go away even after getting treatment. Once a child is said to have lead poisoning, he/she must be separated from the source of lead and treated immediately to prevent even more damage!

The NJ Poison Experts remind you that lead poisoning is preventable. Major sources of lead exposure include lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust (especially dust from renovating or repairs) and soil from deteriorating homes/buildings built before 1978. In addition, lead may be found in items such as candy, make up, imported foods, pottery and folk medicine made in other countries.

“As we become more aware of lead poisoning, we find more and more sources in our environment”, said Diane Calello, MD, Executive and Medical Director of the New Jersey Poison Center. “Chipping lead-based paint in older homes remains the most common source for young children, but we also have to investigate other possibilities, like drinking water, imported foods, cosmetics, and medications. If your home or building was built before 1978, chances are it contains some lead-based paint on the walls, window sills, door frames and woodwork. 

 The best way to prevent damage to your child’s health is to stop their exposure to lead before it causes harm. Below are some simple ways to stop your child from coming into contact with lead:

1.      Test your home for lead if you have young children or pregnant women in your household.  Remember to also do this when purchasing an older home (built before 1978), or when doing any repairs or renovations. If you have lead paint in the home, be sure to hire a professional certified to remove lead.

2.      Test your child for lead poisoning. Even if young children seem healthy, ask your doctor to test them anyway since the effects can be hard to notice. A blood test is the only way to measure the amount of lead in your child’s body. Health professionals recommend lead screening for children ages 1 and 2.

3.      Learn how to prevent lead poisoning. The NJ Poison Experts are available 24/7/365 in the event that you or a loved one is exposed to lead or have questions/concerns regarding lead poisoning. Call 1-800-222-1222 for free, expert advice

Do not take chances by waiting until symptoms occur. If an exposure happens, it’s good to know help is just a phone call away. If someone is unconscious, not breathing, seizing/convulsing, bleeding profusely, difficult to arouse/wake up, etc. call 911 immediately, otherwise call the NJ Poison Experts at (1-800-222-1222). “Don’t waste valuable time looking up information on the Internet when every minute counts. Many of the calls we get are genuine emergencies,” said Bruce Ruck, PharmD, Managing Director of the NJ Poison Center. “Having a poison expert give you real-time instructions for your specific situation can make all the difference.”


Borough of Wharton

Wharton is a community of approximately 6,500 residents in the highlands of Morris County. Wharton is located between Routes 15, 46 and 80, stretching south from the main entrance of Picatinny Arsenal, a major army research and development center, to Route 46 abounded on the west by Roxbury Township and the east by Dover and Rockaway Township. The Borough is approximately 2.2 square miles.

Contact Information

10 Robert Street, Wharton,
New Jersey 07885
Phone - (973) 361-8444

Town Hall Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Moday thru Friday

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