Health Department

The Health Department conducts inspections of restaurants, pools, and other facilities to ensurePublic Health - Princeton Health Department proper sanitation, and investigates public health nuisance complaints such as trash or rodents. It also issues birth, death, and marriage licenses provide health clinics for children, and health promotion programs for all ages. The Health Department is responsible for improving, protecting, and preserving health in Princeton.

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.


For 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 911.

Department Functions

  • Health education and community outreach
  • Public health emergency response and preparation
  • Environmental Health
    • Complaint investigation
    • Compliance inspections for retail food establishments, youth camps, septic systems, wells, public bathing facilities, and pet shops/animal boarding facilities
  • Public Health Nursing
    • Reportable disease investigation
    • Vaccination audits for local schools
    • Immunization clinics (flu & COVID-19)
    • Homebound visits
    • TB testing services
  • Vital Statistics
    • Birth certificates
    • Death certificates
    • Marriage certificates/licenses
  • Animal Control
    • Enforcement of animal control laws and complaint investigation
    • Rabies vaccinations
    • Dog licensing