Upper Freehold Township, The heartland of New Jersey


Animal Control

Upper Freehold Township contracts with Jackson Animal Control located at 65 Don Connor Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527.
Their telephone number is 732-928-5780 or 732-928-1200 ext. 1296.
Their fax number is 732-833-0603.


If you have non-emergency questions or concerns during our regular business hours Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m - 4:15 p.m., please contact Upper Freehold Township at 609-758-7738 ext. 224.

All other calls may be directed to Jackson Animal Control.


State Statue requires that all dogs be licensed over the age of (6) months or older must be licensed. All dog licenses expire on December 31 of each year, regardless of when the license was purchased in the previous year. A late fee of $25.00 will be enforced March 1, 2018 for all previously licensed dogs.  License must be issued in the name of an adult member of the household.

In accordance with the State Department of Health, we can not issue a dog license for a dog if the date of their rabies certificate expires before October 31st of the current year. You can attend any rabies clinic in the State of New Jersey. Please consult your newspaper for a scheduled rabies clinic in any municipality in the State of New Jersey, but you must purchase their license in Upper Freehold Township 

If your dog had a license in Upper Freehold the previous year, you will receive your renewal form in the mail during the last two weeks in December. Please be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your dog license If this is the first time you are licensing your dog in Upper Freehold Township, please fill out the application enclosed with proof of updated rabies, neutering information and return to Upper Freehold Township, Animal Control, 314 Route 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

Fees are as follows: Spayed/NeuteredNon Spayed/Neutered
License Fee$6.30$6.30
N.J. Registration Fee1.001.00
N.J. Pilot Clinic Fee.20.20
N.J. Pet Population Control 3.00
Total: $7.50$10.50