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Township of Harmony, NJ
Warren County
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[Adopted 2-7-1967; amended in its entirety 10-6-1981 by Ord. No. 0:81-4]
[Amended 8-7-1990 by Ord. No. O:90-15]
Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog of licensing age shall, in the month of January 1982, and annually thereafter, apply for and procure from the Animal Control Officer of the Township of Harmony a license and official metal registration tag for each such registration of each dog and shall place upon each such dog a collar or harness with the registration tag securely fastened thereto.
[Amended 10-4-1983 by Ord. No. 0:83-8]
A. 
The person applying for the license and registration tag shall pay the fee of $10.80 for each dog license and the sum of $1 for the NJ registration fee for each dog. Said licenses, registration tags and renewals shall expire on January 31 in the year stated on the license. In addition to the fees payable as hereinbefore mentioned, the person applying for the license and registration tag shall:
[Amended 12-14-2010 by Ord. No. 10-14]
(1) 
Pay a N.J. nonspayed/neutered fee of $3 for any dog of reproductive age which has not had its reproductive capacity permanently altered through sterilization; and
(2) 
Pay an additional N.J. clinic fund fee of $0.20 for each dog licensed.
(3) 
Failure to apply for a license and pay the applicable fee by January 31 of year will result in the penalties described in § 78-16.
B. 
The Animal Control Officer shall forward all fees collected for registration tags together with the fee of $3 chargeable on all licenses issued for nonspayed and nonneutered dogs and the additional surcharge of $0.20 for each dog licensed to the State Department of Health within the time prescribed by statute.
[Amended 8-7-1990 by Ord. No. O:90-15]
C. 
Dogs used as guides for blind persons and commonly known as "Seeing Eye" dogs or dogs used to assist deaf persons and commonly known as "hearing ear" dogs shall be licensed and registered as other dogs, except that the owner or keeper of such dog shall not be required to pay any fee therefor.
D. 
All dogs must be registered by January 31 of each year, unless an extension permitted pursuant to § 78-15. Registrations received after January 31 shall be assessed a $5 late fee per month, per dog for every month beginning February 1.
[Added 10-2-2018 by Ord. No. 18-5]
The owner of any newly acquired dog of licensing age or of any dog which attains licensing age shall make application for a license and registration tag for such dog within 10 days after such acquisition or age attainment.
[Amended 12-14-2010 by Ord. No. 10-14; 10-2-2018 by Ord. No. 18-5]
Any person who violates or who fails or refuses to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall be liable to a penalty per dog of $50 for the first offense, $75 for the second offense, $100 for the third offense and for a fourth or subsequent offense, shall be subject to a mandatory court appearance and subject to a fine deemed appropriate by the Municipal Court not to exceed $1,000.