Essex Regional Health Commission

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and in consideration of Executive Order No 103, issued by Governor Murphy on March 9, 2020, declaring the State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in the State of New Jersey, the Essex Regional Health Commission does hereby notify the public that to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens while ensuring the continued functioning of government, the meeting of the Essex Regional Health Commission scheduled for December 14th,  2021, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada), at 204 Hillside Ave, Livingston, NJ will now be held via Zoom web-conference only. Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting may do so by calling 1 929 205 6099 US (New York))  and entering the Webinar ID 857 2725 3453 and password 750543 on December 14, 2021, 11:0 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Individuals calling into this number will be able to fully participate in the meeting, including providing public comments. All callers will be initially muted until the meeting is open for comments, at which time you can raise your hand by hitting *9 on your phone or raising your hand on your browser, and you will be unmuted to speak. Interested parties also have the ability to watch and participate in the meeting via Zoom on their computer or smartphone by clicking


and using

Meeting ID: 857 2725 3453

Password: 750543

Corona Virus

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Starting January 2nd, 2020- Essex County Residents can get a free Radon test kit to test their homes.

To get the kits you need to come to our offices at 204 Hillside Ave, Livingston between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.   You can call first at 973-251-2059

The Essex Regional Health Commission (the “Commission”) was established in 1967 as the Suburban Municipal Air Pollution Commission for the sole purpose of air pollution control. It was and still is a consortium of municipalities which together formed a regional health commission. Through a joint agreement with member municipalities, it is an exemplary model of shared services, offering cost efficient, regional programs working in close coordination with local health departments of Essex County. From each of the thirteen currently participating municipalities, an appointed Commissioner serves on the governing body. The governing body, or Board of Commissioners, functions as a local board of health pursuant to NJSA 26:3-83.

The Air Pollution Control Code Ordinance of Essex Regional Health Commission can be found on this website under the environmental section or under regulations_ bylaws on the left side of this page.
 The Commission is also a subcontractor to the County of Essex County Health Department, established for the purposes of meeting the standards of the County Environmental Health Act.  The Essex County Department of Health is the certified lead agency for the provision of environmental services within Essex County under the auspices of the County Environmental Health Act. The Commission currently provides the County programs for AIR, NOISE, WATER POLLUTION, PESTICIDES, and various pilot programs in all twenty two municipalities in Essex County.
Lastly, the Commission is the Essex County recipient of the Local Core Capacity for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant for municipalities in Essex County excluding Newark. The purpose of this grant program  is to enhance the capabilities of emergency-ready public health departments by upgrading, integrating and evaluating local public health coordination of epidemiological/surveillance services, public health emergency notification and health education/risk communication services.
If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website please contact Richard Budris at 973-251-2059 or email