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Health Department

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Madison Civic Center
28 Walnut Street
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)

Click here for 2015 License Application

Rabies Immunizations and 2015 Licenses will be available at the FREE Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - noon.  Madison Civic Center, 28 Walnut Street.

§ 59-3 License required. No person shall keep or harbor or suffer the keeping or harboring within the limits of the Borough of Madison any dog or cat of licensing age without first obtaining a license therefor to be issued by the Health Department of the Borough, upon application by the owner or some person on behalf of the owner and payment of the prescribed fee, and no person shall keep or harbor any dog or cat in the Borough except in compliance with the provisions for the control of animals contained in Title 4, Chapter 19, Sections 15.1 through 15.29 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey and any amendments there.

 New Jersey Statute 4:19-15.15  Any person appointed for the purpose by the governing body of the municipality, shall, either annually or biennially, at the direction of the governing body, cause a canvass to be made of all dogs owned, kept or harbored within the limits of their respective municipalities and shall report, on or before September 1 of the year in which the census is taken, to the clerk or other person designated to license dogs in the municipality and to the local board of health, and to the State Department of Health the result thereof, setting forth in separate columns the names and addresses of persons owning, keeping or harboring unlicensed dogs, the number of unlicensed dogs owned, kept or harbored by each of said persons, together with a complete  description of each of said unlicensed dogs.