Office: 908-204-3070
After Hours: 908-766-1122
Fax: 908-204-3075

262 South Finley Ave
Basking Ridge, NJ


Monday to Friday
8:00AM to 4:00PM


Tricia Cowell, Senior REHS, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor

Nancy Dowd, REHS, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor

Sybil Rainey, REHS

Jaclyn Handwerger, REHS

For Questions about Licensing & Inspections: 908-204-3071

Food & Public Health Inspections

The Environmental Health section is staffed by Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) licensed by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. They are responsible to provide for the health and well-being of the residents of Bernards Township and its contractual municipalities by providing State-mandated services as described below.

Protect and promote proper handling of food in retail food establishments, including:

  • issuing a retail food establishment license
  • conducting inspections of retail food establishments
  • reviewing design plans of new retail food establishments
  • investigating food borne illness complaints

View CHAPTER 24 Sanitation in Retail Food

Other environmental inspections performed:

  • public recreational bathing facilities including public pools, lakes and ponds
  • pet kennels and pet shops