As January 31st falls on a Sunday, an envelope must be post marked no later than Saturday, January 30, 2016 or an application can be dropped off in person at the Health Department up until 4:00 PM on Friday, January 29, 2016.The Health Department is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Any license application submitted or postmarked after January 31st, shall be subject to late fee(s).
One of the primary reasons the State requires animal licensing is to ensure your pet is properly vaccinated against rabies. In order for the State of New Jersey to permit the Township to issue a license, the owner of the dog must present proof that a licensed veterinarian has vaccinated the dog against rabies and that the duration of immunity from that vaccination extends through at least ten months of the twelve-month licensing period. Therefore, the rabies vaccine for your dog must be valid thru at least November 1, 2016. Again, if it is not, the Township is not permitted to issue a license.