Health Department

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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 Abuse Services and Social Services. They also administer and enforce local health ordinances. Responsibilities of this department include:
  • Operating programs and activities for mosquito and rodent control, and administering dog regulations
  • 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. April 2, 2020: Middletown Rabies Alert

    Middletown Animal Control responded to a call concerning a dog possibly exposed to a raccoon in the area of Coronet Ave and Regal Place. Lab results received today confirmed that the raccoon was rabid. The dog was current on its Rabies vaccination. Read on...
  2. I Tested Positive For COVID-19. What Do I Do Next?

    In an effort to help keep the community informed, here are some directives from the New Jersey Department of Health of what to do next if you test positive for COVID-19. 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.