[Adopted 9-14-1943 (Sec. 7-2 of the 1974 Code)]
[Amended 9-13-1973; 3-10-1987]
No person owning, keeping or harboring any dog shall permit it to run at large or to be on any of the public streets or any of the public places of the Borough unless the dog is securely confined and controlled by an adequate leash not more than six feet long and is in charge of a person capable of holding such dog securely.
No person owning or harboring any dog shall permit it to do any damage or injury to any lawn, shrubbery, flowers, garden or property.
[Amended 2-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-2]
No person shall own, keep or harbor any dog which habitually barks to the annoyance of any resident of this Borough.
Not more than three dogs of the age of two months or over shall be kept upon any premises in the Borough.
No person shall maintain a kennel for the purpose of boarding, raising or otherwise dealing in dogs.
No person owning, harboring, keeping, walking, or in charge of any dog shall cause, suffer, permit or allow such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, street, sidewalk, passageway, road, bypath, play area, park or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any boardwalk, beaches or beachfront in the Borough, or upon any public property whatsoever, or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of the private property. If any such person shall permit such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on the areas above mentioned, he or she shall immediately remove all feces and droppings deposited by such dog, which removal shall be in a sanitary manner by shovel, container, disposal bag, etc., and such feces and droppings shall be removed by the person from the designated areas and disposed of by such person in a sanitary manner.
No person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any dog shall cause, suffer, permit or allow such dog to walk or run on any play area, park, boardwalk, beach or beachfront in the Borough, except as permitted by § 123-8H.
[Amended 12-30-1969; 12-11-1979; 12-9-1980; 9-22-1981; 1-10-1984; 12-31-1985; 3-10-1987]
The annual dog license fee, which is due January 1, shall be as follows:
Annual license fee payable to the Borough of Bradley Beach: $7.
Annual registration fee payable to New Jersey State Board of Health: $1.
Pilot Clinic Fund Fee payable to New Jersey State Board of Health: $0.20
Surcharge on every nonspayed and nonneutered dog, payable to New Jersey State Board of Health: $3. An owner presenting a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian or a notarized statement signed personally, certifying that his or her dog has been sterilized is exempt from the three-dollar surcharge.
Late fee, which is due after March 1: $10.
It shall be unlawful to own, harbor or maintain a dog of licensing age unless the owner or the person maintaining the same shall obtain a valid license for the dog.
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," or dogs used to assist deaf persons and commonly known as "hearing ear" dogs shall be licensed and registered as other dogs hereinabove provided for, except that the owner or keeper of such dog shall not be required to pay any fee therefor.