During Office Hours: (9:00 - 4:00) (973) 383-5570
After Hours call State Police (973) 383-1515
Newton Veterinary Hospital (973) 383-4321
Wildlife Problems, Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Call NJ Division of Fish & Game (973) 383-0918
- All dogs over seven months old MUST BE LICENCED. In order for a license to be issued, the State of New Jersey requires that the animal is vaccinated against rabies. The rabies certificate must not expire prior to November 1st of the licensing year, if it does the animal will have to be revaccinated. Vaccinating early should not harm your animal however if your vet feels the animal should not be vaccinated early, have your vet write a note stating why the pet cannot be vaccinated and then a license can be issued.
- Dog licenses may be obtained at the Hampton Township Municipal Building between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday or may be mailed to Hampton Township Municipal, 1 Rumsey Way, Newton, NJ 07860. They may also be placed in the brown lock box located next to the Municipal Office front doors, after hours. Any questions please call the Municipal Office at 973-383-5570.
- Please provide proof of rabies vaccination, certification of spaying/neutering ( where applicable) If applying by mail please include a copy of a valid rabies certificate.
- Fees: $11.00 for spayed/neutered dog and $14.00 if the dog is not.
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**IMPORTANT NOTE: A 2013 license will not be issued if the current rabies vaccination expires BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, 2013. A late fee of $5.00 is assessed for each delinquent month for each dog license issued after February 10th of the calendar year for which the license is required effective January 1, 2012.**
At the present time, Cat Licensing is not a requirement in Hampton Township. Stray cats are a major expense to the township and a nuisance to homeowners. Please do not feed or pick up a stray cat unless you are willing to take ownership of the animal as your pet and your responsibility. If there is no food or water source available they will move on. For information on Spaying Programs please call Deer Park Port Jervis Human Society at 1-845-856-3677.
Free Rabies Clinics in Sussex County
Available to County Residents
Date Municipality Telephone
TBA Andover Borough 973-786-6688
11/16/2013 Andover Township 973-383-4280
04/13/2013 Branchville Borough 973-948-4626
04/13/2013 Byram Township 973-347-2500
12/6/2013 5-8pm Frankford Township 973-948-5566
11/02/2013 Franklin Borough 973-827-9280
04/20/2013 Fredon Township 973-383-7025
11/02/2013 Green Township 908-852-9333
12/12/2013 Hamburg Borough 973-827-9230
11/02/2013 Hampton Township 973-383-5570
11/02/2013 Hardyston Township 973-823-7020
05/17/2013 Hopatcong Borough 973-770-1200
09/28/2013 Lafayette Township 973-383-1817
11/07/2013 Montague Township 973-293-7300
01/05/2013 Newton 973-383-3521
09/28/2013 Ogdensburg Borough 973-827-3444
10/12/2013 Sandyston Township 973-948-3520
01/12/2013 Sparta Township 973-729-4493
04/12/2013 Stanhope Borough 973-347-0159
11/02/2013 Stillwater Township 973-383-9484
01/12/2013 Sussex Borough 973-875-4831
11/9/2013 10a-1pm Vernon Township 973-764-4055
04/12/2013 Wantage Township 973-875-7192
How to Minimize Black Bear Conflicts
The Department of Environmental Protection offers the following simple rules to help minimize conflicts with black bears:
* Reducing conflicts with bears is a community effort. It takes only several households with unsecured food to create a nuisance bear that could affect an entire neighborhood.
* Invest in bear-proof garbage containers. If not using bear-proof garbage containers, store all garbage in containers with tight fitting lids in a secure area such as a basement, a garage, or a shed.
* Put garbage out on collection day, not the evening before.
* Wash garbage containers with a disinfectant at least once a week to eliminate odors. Draping ammonia or bleach soaked cloth over containers will help to eliminate odors.
* Do not place meat or sweet food scraps in compost piles.
* Feed birds only from Dec. 1 to April 1, when bears are least active.
* When feeding birds when beard are active, suspend birdfeeders at least 10 feet off the ground. Clean up spilled seeds and shells daily.
* Feed outdoor pets during daylight hours only. Immediately remove all food scraps and bowls after feeding.
* Clean outdoor grills thoroughly after each use. Grease and food residue can attract bears.
* Do not leave food unattended while camping or picnicking.
* Store all food items in coolers inside vehicles where they cannot be seen or in bear-proof food storage lockers at State Park facilities.
* Never feed a black bear. It is dangerous and against the law.
** Report bear damage or nuisance behavior to the local police department or the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 877-927-6337**