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.
Phone: 973-627-2000
Fax: 973-627-8294

Township of Randolph Health Department
502 Millbrook Ave.
Randolph, NJ 07869
Phone: 973-989-7050
Fax: 973-989-7076

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

2023 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 the Randolph Township Health Department, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869 or call 973-989-7050


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, there will be a $17 late fee.
  • 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.

Cat License Application
Dog License Application

License Fees

Altered $17.00 Unaltered $20.00 Late fee after 2/28 $17.00 additional

Altered $17.00 Unaltered $20.00 Late fee after 2/28 $17.00 additional

There is no charge for licensing a seeing/hearing dog for the handicapped.

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. Due to COVID 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 973-989-7050.

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

Mountain View Veterinary
101 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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