The Animal Control function for the Township is provided by the County of Hunterdon, through an inter-local agreement. If you believe you require the assistance of an Animal Control Officer please contact the County's ACO Nate Barson. His contact information is as follows:
Mr. Thomas Dodd
Animal Control Solutions
PO Box 2493
Flemington, NJ 08822
The State of New Jersey requires all dogs to be certified by a licensed veterinarian as immunized against rabies. The intent of this law is for the immunity against rabies to cover the duration of the licensing period, which, is the calendar year. Pet owners are advised to consult their vet if they have any questions concerning vaccination overlap. The owners of a puppy or any dog who has received its first vaccination with a one year duration need to consult with the vet who administered this inoculation as to the length of the immunity the booster will provide.
If your dog is deceased or no longer living at your Clinton Township residence, please notify the Board of Health Secretary at 908-735-8800 x200 or email her by clicking here
Summonses will be issued to all dog owners who have not licensed their dog(s) for the 2016 calendar year.
Residents are reminded that dogs must be licensed each year and a rabies certificate valid through October 31st of the current year is required. For questions regarding dog registration call 908-735-8800 ext. 200.
Click here for a copy of the 2017 DOG LICENSE FORM
Click here for a copy of the CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION FROM A RABIES VACCINATION FORM
Any dog off the premises of the person owning it shall be accompanied by and controlled by a capable person using a standard dog leash. Dogs are allowed within the Township’s parks, but not on any of the playing fields or on any bleachers. As with elsewhere in the Township owners must clean up after their pets. The owner of the animal will be held strictly liable for any violation.