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Township of Lebanon, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 18-1983 (Secs. 5-1 to 5-3 of the 1985 Revised General Ordinances)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LICENSING AGE
A dog's attainment of the age of seven months or the time when a dog shall possess a set of permanent teeth, whichever occurs first.
OWNER
Includes every person having a right of property in a dog and every person who has a dog in his keeping or harboring. The term shall not, however, include any person who keeps or operates or proposes to establish a kennel, a pet shop, a shelter or a pound in connection with the ownership of a dog. Such persons shall be bound to comply with the appropriate state statutes and regulations covering their activities, licensing and registration.
Any owner of a dog of licensing age kept or harbored in the Township shall apply for and procure from the Township Dog Licensing Agent a license and official metal registration tag for each such dog so owned, kept or harbored, and shall place upon each such dog a collar or harness with the registration tag securely fastened thereto.
Such license and registration tag shall be applied for and procured annually during the month of January except as follows:
A. 
The owner of any newly acquired dog of licensing age or of any dog which attains licensing age shall make application for license and registration tag for such dog within 10 days after such acquisition or age attainment.
B. 
The owner of any dog licensed in another state for the current year, and bearing a registration tag, shall make application for license and registration tag for such dog within 90 days of the time the dog is brought into New Jersey.
[Amended by Ord. No. 21-1989; Ord. No. 20-2000; Ord. No. 2002-08]
A. 
The sum to be paid for a dog license and registration tag shall be:
[Amended 4-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-7]
(1) 
Altered dogs. The license fee for a one-year term, commencing January 1 through December 31, and each renewal thereof, is set forth in Chapter 205, Article II, Fee Schedule.
(2) 
Unaltered dogs. The license fee for a one-year term for a nonneutered, or nonspayed, dog, commencing January 1 through December 31, and each renewal thereof, is set forth in Chapter 205, Article II, Fee Schedule.
B. 
Such sum shall include both the Township's licensing fee and the state's registration fee.
C. 
Dogs used as guides for blind persons and commonly known as "Seeing Eye dogs," dogs used to assist handicapped persons and commonly known as "service dogs" and dogs used to assist deaf persons and commonly known as "hearing ear" dogs shall be licensed in the same manner as other dogs, except that the owner or keeper shall not be required to pay any fee.
[Amended 4-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-7]
[Amended 4-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-7]
An additional fee, as set forth in Chapter 205, Article II, Fee Schedule, will be charged for renewal of a dog license after January 31, 1984. (Newly acquired dogs must be licensed within 10 days to avoid the delinquent charge.)
No license or registration tag shall be granted unless the owner provides evidence that the dog has been inoculated with a rabies vaccine of a type approved by and administered in accordance with state and federal requirements.
No dog shall be permitted off the premises of the owner of such dog except on a leash or in the company of the owner or in the company of another person with the owner's consent or under the owner's control.
[Amended 4-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-7]
Unless otherwise specifically provided in N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.19, any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.