Jersey Shore Regional Health Commission

Public Recreational Bathing

Per NJ State Sanitary Code, Title 8: Health, Chapter 26 Public Recreational Bathing (NJAC 8:26), all specifications, plans, and reports prior to the location, construction or alteration of a public swimming pool, wading pool, hot tub spa, or aquatic recreational facility, and  and prior to the conversion of a pond, lake, stream, river, ocean, or other body of fresh or salt water to use as a public recreational bathing facility must be submitted to the local health authority.

The form below can be used to initiate this process. 

Body Art & Permanent Cosmetics

Per NJ State Sanitary Code, Title 8: Health, Chapter 27 Body Art and Ear-Piercing Facility Standards (NJAC 8:27), an Operator shall apply, in writing, to the local health authority for review and approval before commencing the construction, expansion, alteration, or operation of a body art or ear-piercing establishment. To aid in the application process, the form below has been made readily available. 

Retail Food Sales

Per NJ State Sanitary Code as found in, Title 8: Health, Chapter 24 Sanitation in Retail food Establishments, Food and Beverage Vending Machines and Cottage Food Operations (NJAC 8:24), a permit applicant or operator shall submit to the local health authority properly prepared plans and specifications for review and approval . To aid in the application process, the forms below has been made readily available for permanent establishments and temporary events where food is sold. 

      Permanent Establishment       Temporary Food Events
Open Public Records act (OPRA)

The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) enables citizens to access government records, promoting transparency and accountability. Individuals can submit OPRA requests to obtain specific information held by public entities, such as Jersey Shore Regional Health Commission. This can facilitate access to documents, records, and data. The process empowers residents, journalists, and researchers by ensuring open government and fostering civic engagement. OPRA strengthens public oversight of governmental activities in the state.

In accordance with the Open Public Records Act, the Jersey Shore Regional Health Commission makes available its public records through formal requests. Requests may be submitted in writing by submitting the form below, or through filing an online application found HERE

Pet Shop

Per NJ State Sanitary Code, Title 8: Health Chapter 23, Animal Facility Operation, (NJAC 8:23A), requires plan review, and approval by the local health authority for any facility constructed or renovated after January 17, 1995. Construction or renovation may not be initiated until plans and specifications have been approved by the health and construction authorities of the municipality where the establishment will reside in.

The Application below can be used with regards to this matter.

Rabies Vaccine Clinic

JSRHC sponsored rabies clinics in New Jersey are free and open to all New Jersey residents, but more than that they are a vital way to prevent rabies. This fatal disease is endemic (present at a constant level) in the non-domestic animal population of New Jersey. Making it a very real threat to both the human and domestic animal populations. It is  encourage to attend these clinics to keep your animals rabies vaccine up to date. Check out JSRHC's event calendar for upcoming clinics.

Please fill the form out located below, and bring a copy with you to our next event!

Speaker & Health Education Request

Please use the form below, when making request for Health education and community outreach services. 

Tobacco Sales

Per NJ State Sanitary Code, Title 8: Health, Chapter 6. Smoke-Free Air, N.J.A.C. 8:6 requires that a Notice of Claim of Exemption of a Tobacco Retail Establishment be provided to the health authority of jurisdiction whenever a new Tobacco Retail Establishment is proposed, and thereafter on an annual basis (by April 15 of each year). The operation of a new Tobacco Retail Establishment may not be initiated until this Application, all appropriate fee(s), all required State of New Jersey affidavits (business operator, licensed CPA, registered architect/professional engineer), and any supporting documentation and/or information have been completed and submitted to Jersey Shore Regional Health Commission, and qualification of exemption is confirmed by the health authority. Continued operation of an existing Tobacco Retail Establishment may not proceed unless all renewal documents are received by the Jersey Shore Regional Health Commission (JSRHC) by the 15th of April each year.

In addition JSRHC has adopted an ordinance involving the licensing of locations which desire to sell Electronic smoking devices.

Please use the form below, to make an annual application submission with regards to these two tobacco related items. 

Vending Machines

Per NJ State Sanitary Code as found in, Title 8: Health, Chapter 24 Sanitation in Retail food Establishments, Food and Beverage Vending Machines and Cottage Food Operations (NJAC 8:24), a permit applicant or operator shall submit to the local health authority properly prepared plans and specifications for review and approval . To aid in the application process, the form below has been made readily available for use. 

Wells & Septics

JSRHC's  ordinance Chapter 9 “Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems” which adopts by reference NJAC 7:9a “Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems” outlines various items involving the construction of Septic Systems. One element of such calls for the following application to filled out and submitted to JSRHC prior to the construction, modification, or repair of wells and/or septic systems. 

       Wells       Septic System

Forms on this page are applicable to the Municipalities covered by this Regional Health commission as listed below.

If the Municipality is not listed above, it is covered by a different local health department.  In such event it is recommended to contact that Municipality directly for more information. 

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