Rockaway Borough seal

1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Health Department / Board of Health

Health Department

The Health Department conducts inspections of food establishments, apartments, and rental homes. Health Services and Animal Control services are provided to the residents of Rockaway Borough through a Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Randolph. Services include:

  • Clinics for blood pressure
  • Flu Vaccine
  • Male and female cancer screening
  • Blood screening


Borough of Rockaway Health Department
1 East Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For Health Inspection Applications (Food and Drink, Beauty Parlors, Day Care, etc.), Landlord Registration Forms
Phone: 973-627-2000 ext 228

For Dog/Cat Licensing
Phone: 973-627-2000 ext 221

Township of Randolph Health Department
502 Millbrook Ave.
Randolph, NJ 07869
For Property Maintenance complaints, Lead Paint Inspections, Animal Control
Phone: 973-989-7050 or 973-627-2000 option #6.

Morris County Human Services

Board of Health

The Board of Health holds meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Community Center, 21-25 Union St., Rockaway, NJ.

Click to see the Meeting Schedule | Minutes | Agendas

Health Publications

Here is a list of helpful health publications. They are PDFs.

Health Department Notice on Novel Coronavirus

Animal Control

Notice: License Renewals

2024 Animal licenses renewals were sent out. Please renew your pets’ license for their safety. IT’s the law. Remember to vaccinate against rabies. Mail back the license to or visit Rockaway Borough Hall, 1 East Main Street, Rockaway, NJ 07866 or call 973-627-2000 ext. 221.


Animal control services are provided to the residents of Rockaway Borough through a Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Randolph.

Dog/Cat Licenses

Pursuant to township ordinance, all dogs and cats seven months or older must be licensed and have a current tag affixed to a collar or harness.

  • Dog and cat licenses are due by February 28th of each year. If the renewal is received after the February 28th deadline, a late fee is due.
  • Rabies vaccinations must be current through December 31st in order to comply with the New Jersey State Department of Health requirement that rabies vaccinations expire no more than 2 months prior to the end of the licensing period.
  • Proof of rabies vaccinations must be produced before the license will be issued. See below for information regarding our rabies immunization voucher program.
  • Proof of neutering/spaying is required in order to obtain exemption from additional fees.
  • Newly acquired dogs and cats which attain licensing age must be licensed within 10 days after such acquisition.

License applications are automatically mailed in December to all registered pet owners. For your convenience, we have also made these applications available for download from our website. See the Applications and Forms page.

License Fees

Altered $17.00
Unaltered $20.00

There is no charge for licensing of Seeing Eye or Hearing Ear dogs or Service Dogs for the handicapped.

Altered $17.00
Unaltered $20.00

Late Fees
Payment is late if received after February 28. The late fee is equal to the licensing fee. (e.g., the fee for an unaltered dog is $20, the late fee is $20, for a total of $40.)

Free Rabies Immunization Voucher Program

Free rabies vaccinations are available to all dogs and cats belonging to Rockaway Borough residents through the participating veterinarians listed below. These are discreet clinics located at the offices of participating veterinarians between January 1 and February 28. The health department issues vouchers that are accepted by participating local veterinarians and included in the license renewal packet. You will not be required to pay in advance; the veterinarian takes care of the paperwork. You MUST call ahead and tell them you will be using the voucher. You MUST also bring the license application and a completed rabies voucher form with you to the appointment.

If you have questions, please contact the Randolph Health Department at 973-627-2000 ext. 221.

Participating Veterinarians

American Animal Hospital
1202 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869

Flanders Veterinary Clinic
270 Route 206, Suite #301, Flanders, NJ 07836

Rockaway Animal Clinic
328 Route 46, Rockaway, NJ 07866

Animal Control Officer
Erica Barkman
Phone: 973-989-7050 After hours call police at 973-627-1314
Email: Non-Emergency Only

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