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The licensing of all dogs and cats over the age of six months in the Township are required by state law and Township ordinance, respectively. Licenses must be renewed each year by January 31st.  Late fees will be imposed after January 31.   Animals must have a rabies vaccination that is valid through November of the current year in order to be licensed.  

Please visit the website for licensing details and forms.


Licensing is done in the Tax Office at the Washington Township Municipal Building,  43 Schooley's Mountain Road. 


There will also be an opportunity to license your animal an the annual rabies clinic being held at the DPW, 54 Rock Road, on January 12 from 9 am- 11 am.  


Effective January 1, Washington Township transitioned our community alerting system from the previous NIXLE platform to a new Morris County-wide alerting system called Rave Alert.

Resident registration is required to continue receiving advisories from Washington Township Office of Emergency Management (WT OEM).  Please read the attached step-by-step instructions for registering (click here).

If you experience any registration difficulties, please email WT OEM deputy coordinator Bruce Clark at [email protected].



By joining a coop with other municipalities, residents will receive a savings on the generation portion of their electric bill.

  • The rate through the coop is $0.0863/kWh.  
  • The generation portion of your electric utility costs is listed as “price to compare” on your JCP&L bill.
  • Delivery of electricity will still be provided  by JCP&L.
  • Residents who wish to have their generation billing remain with JCP&L or another provider, will be able to opt out
  • Opt out can be done by using a postcard available on our website, which will also be mailed.
  • A non-variable rate
  • The ability to leave the program at ANY TIME
  • NO penalties or fees to leave the program

An information packet has been prepared with more details and answers to frequently asked questions. In addition to providing information about this program through a mailing, the website and social media, we will also hold three town hall meetings and different locations, days and times around the Township. A representative from the Township Committee will be at each as will a representative of the coop who will be able to answer any technical questions. You can also call 855-200-2648 with question and/or 877-292-3904 to opt-out. 


The public information session will be


Town Hall

43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ

January 16, 2019 at 5:45 p.m.


Washington Township Public Library

37 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ

January 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.


Fairmount Firehouse

12 Parker Road, Long Valley, NJ

January 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.



Washington Township Municipal Code 39-3 requires that any property having an alarm system which transmits notification to a third party of intrusion, burglary, fire, smoke, medical emergencies or other perils must be properly registered with the municipal police department.  Registration can be done on line or in person.  Please visit the township website for registration instructions and forms.  If you have any questions, please contact  Tricia Illescas at 908-876-8310 or tilles[email protected]


Visit the website HERE.  


Tuition assistance can make it possible for 3- and 4-year-olds in this area to attend a quality preschool program. Preschool Advantage has been assisting families in Morris and Somerset counties for 25 years. We now partner with 25 local preschools.



Parents must demonstrate

financial need.


Children must have a birthdate between

October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2016.

Call the Preschool Advantage office at 973-532-2501 for an application or download one here.



Click here for the program flier




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