Environmental Health Services

Enforcing regulations pertaining to environmental and consumer health and safety.

The Environmental Health division is staffed by Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) licensed by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. They are responsible for protecting the health and well-being of the residents of Mount Olive and its contractual municipalities by providing State-mandated services as described below.​

What does a REHS do? They are responsible for enforcing local, state, and federal regulations that pertain to the sanitation of food and water, handling of hazardous and infectious wastes, and cleanliness and safety of housing and institutional environments.

  • Well inspections
  • Septic System Inspections
  • Multi-dwelling Inspections
  • Restaurant Inspections
  • Recreational Bathing Inspections
  • Retails Food Inspections
  • Health Certificate Inspections
  • Kennel/Pet Shop Inspections
  • Massage Parlor Inspections
  • Tattoo Parlor Inspections
  • Youth Camp Inspections

The Health Department is involved in issuing the following licenses and/or permits:

  • Food and Drink licenses are due for renewal every June
    (Renewal requires attending one Food Handlers Course during the renewal year)
  • Pool licenses - due every May
  • Vending Machine licenses - due every January
  • Tattoo Parlor licenses - due every January
  • Septic Installer's licenses - due every January
  • Solid Waste Hauler's licenses - due every January
  • Licenses to Operate individual septic disposal systems - due every three years
  • Health Certificates issued when renting a home in Mt. Olive which has a well and/or septic
  • Septic permits required for any work on septic systems
  • Well permits required for any work on wells
  • Certificates of Habitability required for apartments before each occupancy
  • Provide water testing services for potability for individual wells

For further information please call (973) 691-0900, ext. 7330, 7332, 7335, 7356.