Animal Control & Licensing

Animal Control

The Animal Control Officer is dedicated to maintaining public safety, enforcing animal licensing laws, and preserving and protecting the well-being of animals, both wild and domestic.

Animal Licensing

All dogs and cats over 6 months of age, whether inside or outside, are required to be licensed by January 31st of each calendar year before late fees are assessed. An exception is made for farm cats. The rabies certificate must be good through November 1st of the license year, in accordance with the New Jersey State Department of Health.

Dog park registration is separate. Dogs must be licensed prior to registering for the dog park.