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Cat & Dog Licenses

Middletown Township's Animal Control Clerk issues cat and dog licenses. Municipal Ordinance 68-2 requires that all cats & dogs must be licensed in the Middletown Township. Failure to comply with this ordinance will result in a summons being issued.


The owner of any newly acquired cat or dog of licensing age (6 months) must apply for and procure a license within 10 days after acquisition or age attainment.

  • For Cats: All cat licenses expire on August 31st of each year and are renewable by September 30th of each year.
  • For Dogs: All dog licenses expire on December 31st of each year and are renewable by January 31st of each year.

Animal Control is extending its municipal hours and will be open until 6:00 PM on Monday, January 30th to assist residents who may have questions about dog license renewals.

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The weather is getting colder and heaters are being turned up! In order to prevent exposure to carbon monoxide, the Middletown Township Health Department and Fire Prevention Office encourage residents to read the New Jersey Department of Health's fact sheet above. Remember to make sure that both your furnace and Carbon Monoxide detectors are in good working order. 

Read this fact sheet in Spanish. (PDF)

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Polio Information

If you'd like to find information about polio, please visit the New Jersey Department of Health's website.

NJ State Animal Cruelty Laws

The State of New Jersey takes cruelty to animals very seriously. Please CLICK HERE  to read documents about what constitutes animal cruelty, what the laws are, and how to identify and prevent animal cruelty and neglect. 

If you would like a printed copy of these documents, you may obtain them from the Middletown Township Health Department located at 180 Main Street in Port Monmouth or you can contact Animal Control at 732-615-2097 to have a copy mailed or emailed to you.

Health Department's Responsibilities

The Health Department oversees Public Health Issues, Environmental Concerns, Animal Control, Substance Use Services and Social Services. They also administer and enforce local health ordinances. Responsibilities of this department include:

  • Administering dog & cat regulations and rabies clinics
  • Planning and administering a comprehensive public health program including environmental sanitation, communicable disease control, child and adult health education, laboratory services
  • Public recreational bathing, Septic, Well, Kennel/Pet Shop, Retail food establishment inspections
  1. Renew Your 2023 Dog License Between Sunday, 1/1 and Tuesday, 1/31

    All dog licenses expire on December 31st of each year. Renewals should be submitted either online or via mail between January 1st and January 31st. Late fees begin February 1st. Please visit for more information. Read on...
  2. Middletown Township and Monmouth County Partner to Offer Enhanced Healthcare Services to Residents

    The Twp. Committee recently authorized an agreement with Monmouth County Board of Health for the provision of state-mandated local public health services. Through this agreement, Middletown will enhance its services while saving nearly $100,000 annually. Read on...
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The Middletown Municipal Alliance Presents the "Drugs and Alcohol Among Us" Series

Knowledge is the first step. Click HERE to watch the introductory video to learn more about the opioid epidemic and find out what Middletown Township is doing to help fight it.

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