Borough of Leonia, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Leonia 4-3-1985 by Ord. No. 1-85. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 88.
A. 
The rabies vaccination shall be valid up through the first 10 months of the licensing period as is required by the State of New Jersey Department of Health.
[Amended 11-17-1997 by Ord. No. BOH 97-2]
B. 
A certificate of vaccination shall be issued to the owner of each cat vaccinated on a form recommended by the compendium.
C. 
Written application for a cat license shall be made to the Board of Health and shall include the name and address of the owner and the name, breed, color, age and sex of the cat. Applicant shall pay the prescribed licensing fee and provide proof of current rabies vaccination. No license shall be granted without proof of vaccination.
D. 
The licensing period shall be for one year commencing January 1 and ending December 31. Licenses shall be renewed by January 31 of each year. Application for a license must be made within 30 days after obtaining a cat over seven months of age or after a cat has exceeded seven months of age. New residents must apply for a license within 30 days of establishing residency.
[Amended 11-17-1997 by Ord. No. BOH 97-2]
E. 
An annual license shall be issued after payment of an annual fee as set forth in Ch. 123, Fees.
[Amended 11-17-1997 by Ord. No. BOH 97-2]
F. 
From this date forward, no single-family household shall own or harbor, within the Borough of Leonia, at any one time, more than six cats of licensing age.
[Added 8-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-9]
G. 
Any household which owns or harbors more than six cats of licensing age at the inception of Ord. No. 09-14 is permitted to do so for the lifetime of said animals; once those cats have expired, the resident is subject to the terms of Subsection F of Ord. No. 09-14
[Added 8-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-9]
A. 
Upon acceptance of the license application and fee, the Board of Health shall issue a durable license tag including: an identifying number, year of issuance, Borough, county and state. The license tag shall be attached to the collar of the cat so as to assist in the identification of a lost cat.
B. 
In case a license tag is lost or destroyed, a duplicate will be issued by the Clerk upon presentation of a receipt showing the payment of the license fee for the current year, and the payment of a $0.25 fee for such duplicate.
C. 
License tags shall not be transferable from one cat to another and no refunds shall be made on any cat license fee, because of death of the cat or the owners leaving the city before expiration of the license period.
D. 
The provisions of this chapter shall not be intended to apply to cats whose owners are nonresidents temporarily within the Borough.