New Jersey regulations require municipalities to conduct a canvass of all dogs owned, kept or harbored within their boundaries every two years. The Township of Hardyston will be conducting the required census beginning May 7. A representative of the Township will be traveling throughout the Township seeking out unlicensed dogs. All dogs over seven months of age must be licensed annually by the Township. Licenses must be renewed each year by January 31. License Applications must be accompanied by a rabies certificate which does not expire before November 1 of the licensing year. Annual license fees are $8 for a spayed/neutered dog and $12 for others (a spay/neuter certificate must be presented for the lower rate). A late fee of $5 per month is assessed for dogs licensed after January 31.
If you have an unlicensed dog that is at least seven months old, please contact the Township Clerk at 973-823-7020. If you fail to license your dog, you could receive a summons.