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Frankford Township New Jersey


151 Route 206
973-948-5566
clerk@frankfordtwp-nj.com


Animal Control & Dog Licensing


Update

Beginning in 2023, dog license fees will be as follows:

  • 1-year license for a Spayed/Neutered Dog: $16.00
  • 1-year license for a Non-Spayed/Neutered Dogs: $19.00
  • 3-Year License for a Spayed/Neutered Dog: $48.00
  • 3-Year License for a Non-Spayed/Non-Neutered Dog: $57.00

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Animal Control Officer

Mike Flood, ACO
Phone Number: 862-254-7356

  1. Who is the Animal Control Officer (ACO)? The ACO is the official appointed to be enforcing authority for all violations of Frankford Code Chapter 8, Animal Control.
  2. My pet is missing, what do I do? To report a lost dog/cat, please contact the ACO at 862-254-7356 or Deputy Clerk at 973-948-5566

More information concerning the control of dogs can be found here: https://ecode360.com/35910818


Dog Licensing Official

Diane M. Brauchle
Phone Number: 973-948-5566
Email: Deputyclerk@frankfordtwp-nj.com


Dog Licensing and Fees

Any dog which has attained the age of seven months or possesses a set of permanent teeth shall be licensed by the owner or person who has the dog in his keeping. The fee for a license and registration tag shall be as follows:

  • 1-year license for a Spayed/Neutered Dog: $16.20
  • 1-year license for a Non-Spayed/Neutered Dogs: $19.20
  • 3-Year License for a Spayed/Neutered Dog: $33.60
  • 3-Year License for a Non-Spayed/Non-Neutered Dog: $42.60
  • Late License Renewal Fee: $5.00 per month after January 31 of each year
  • Replacement dog license: $1

Each license and tag shall be renewed annually, provided, however, that a dog owner shall have the option of obtaining a three-year license. A one-year license shall require proof of rabies vaccination with an expiration date of November 1st or later of the current licensing year. A three-year license shall require proof of rabies vaccination extending over the three-year term of the license, with an expiration date of November 1st or later of the third year of the licensing term.

Only one license shall be required in any licensing year for any dog owned in New Jersey, and such license issued by any other municipality shall be accepted by the Township as evidence of compliance with this section.

Dog license forms are due in January and are required for all dogs that reside in Frankford Township. Late fees accrue February 1st, and continue each and every month thereafter. License renewals are mailed to current dog owners in late November.

License forms for new dogs may be downloaded here or picked up from the licensing official.

Important Dog Licensing Information:

License for Newly Acquired Dogs or Dogs Attaining Age Required

[1982 Code § 5-1.8]
The owner of any newly acquired dog of licensing age or of any dog which attains licensing age shall apply for a license and registration tag for each dog within 10 days after such acquisition or attainment.

License and Registration Tag Required

[1982 Code § 5-1.5]
Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog of licensing age in the Township shall, in the month of January in each year, apply for and procure from the Clerk a license and official metal registration tag for each such dog so owned, kept or harbored, and shall place upon each such dog a collar or harness with the registration tag securely fastened thereto.

Dog Licenses are required for all dogs seven months old and older that reside in Frankford Township. Late fees accrue February 1st, and continue each and every month thereafter. License renewals will be mailed to dog owners in late November.

License forms for new dogs may be downloaded here or picked up from the licensing official.

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Rabies Clinics

Free rabies clinics are available annually. The next scheduled rabies clinic will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022. Clinic hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Farmer’s Market Building at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ. Dogs must be leashed, cats placed in a carrier. All animals must be accompanied by an adult.


Lost Animals

To report a lost dog/cat, please contact ACO at 862-254-7356 or Deputy Clerk at 973-948-5566.



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