Borough of Oceanport, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Adopted 7-5-1953 by Ord. No. 170 (Ch. 34, Art. I, of the 1970 Code)]

§ 127-1 Licenses required; license fee; expiration; duplicate tags.

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Dog License Appication
Created: 2015-03-23
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[Amended 10-5-1967 by Ord. No. 258; 5-1-1980 by Ord. No. 442; 7-15-1982 by Ord. No. 464; 9-1-1983 by Ord. No. 475; 12-16-2010 by Ord. No. 890]
Each and every dog shall be duly licensed and shall bear evidence of such license at all times in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey. The annual fee for such license shall be $10.80 for each dog, plus $1.20 for the registration tags of each dog. In addition, there shall be a surcharge of $3 for each nonspayed and nonneutered dog. Said licenses, registration tags and renewals thereof shall expire on the last day of January of each year. In the event that any registration tag is lost, stolen or mutilated beyond recognition, that owner of said dog shall secure a duplicate or new tag. The fee for said duplicate or new tag shall be the sum of $1.

§ 127-2 Registration of dogs.

The registration of all dogs shall be under the supervision of the Borough Clerk as provided under Chapter 151 of the Laws of 1941 (N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.1 et seq.) and this article.

§ 127-3 Restraint of dogs required.

[Amended 4-5-1956 by Ord. No. 191]
No person owning, keeping or harboring any dog shall suffer or permit the same to run at large upon the public streets or other public or private property in the Borough of Oceanport, or off the premises of the person owning, keeping or harboring it, unless said dog is accompanied by a person who is capable of controlling it and who has the dog securely confined and controlled on an adequate leash not more than six feet in length.

§ 127-4 Dogs damaging property.

[Amended 11-15-1973 by Ord. No. 342]
No person owning, harboring, keeping or having custody and control of a dog shall suffer, permit or allow such dog to commit any nuisance, urinate or defecate on or otherwise damage property of the public or of another. The upsetting of a garbage can, chasing of vehicles, damaging lawns, shrubbery, flowers, grounds, trees or any property of persons and the attacking of, snapping at or biting of a person by a dog shall be deemed to be nuisances.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 34-4.1, Removal of feces, as amended 3-21-1991 by Ord. No. 610, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 127-5 Noise nuisances.

[Amended 11-15-1973 by Ord. No. 342]
No person shall have, keep, harbor, maintain or permit to be kept on any premises owned or occupied in whole or in part by him within the Borough of Oceanport any dog or animal which, by habitually barking, howling or whining, disturbs the public peace.

§ 127-6 Vicious dogs; procedures upon complaint.

Any dog which has attacked or bitten any human being or which habitually attacks other dogs or domestic animals is hereby defined to be a vicious dog for the purposes of this section. It shall be the duty of the Chief, Acting Chief or any member of the Police Department to receive and investigate complaints against dogs, and when any dog complained against shall be deemed by such Chief, Acting Chief or member of the Police Department to be a vicious dog, as herein defined, said officer shall report the facts to the Judge of the Borough, who shall thereupon cause the owner or person harboring such dog to be notified, in writing, of the complaint against such dog and to appear before said Judge at a stated time and place. The Judge, at the time set for such hearing, shall inquire into the facts and give all interested persons an opportunity to be heard under oath and to be represented by counsel, and the Judge shall decide in accordance with the evidence before him, and if the Judge shall decide that such dog complained of is a vicious dog, as defined by this section, notice of such decision shall be given to the owner or person harboring such dog. No dog which has been so determined to be a vicious dog shall be permitted to be upon any street or public place in the Borough except while securely muzzled and under leash, and the owner or person harboring any such vicious dog who shall suffer or permit such dog to run at large upon any street or public place in said Borough while not securely muzzled and under leash shall be guilty of a violation of this article.

§ 127-7 Appointment  of  Animal  Control  Officer;  contracts  authorized  for  enforcement. [1]

The Mayor and Council shall have the power to appoint an Animal Control Officer or other designated authority whose duty it shall be to enforce the provisions of this article. The Mayor and Council shall also have the power to enter into a contract with one or more persons for the exercise of the duty of Animal Control Officer and to enforce the provisions of this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 127-8 Seizure and detention; reclaiming or disposal procedures.

[Amended 4-5-1956 by Ord. No. 191[1]]
A. 
The Animal Control Officer or any other person appointed for the purpose shall take into custody and impound, or cause to be taken into custody and impounded, and thereafter destroyed or disposed of as provided in this section any and all dogs off of the premises of the person owning, keeping or harboring said dog which is not accompanied by a person who is capable of controlling it and who does not have the dog securely confined and controlled on an adequate leash not more than six feet long.
B. 
When said dog so seized has been detained for seven days after notice, when notice can be given, or has been detained for seven days after seizure, when notice cannot be given, in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, and if the owner or person keeping or harboring said dog has not claimed said dog and paid all expenses incurred by reason of its seizure and detention, and if the dog is unlicensed at the time of the seizure and the owner or person keeping or harboring said dog has not produced a license and registration tag for said dog, the Animal Control Officer or other designated authority may cause the dog to be destroyed in a manner causing as little pain as possible.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 127-9 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 11-15-1973 by Ord. No. 342]
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be liable to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, § 1-15, General penalty.