​​​MORRIS PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT

531 Speedwell Avenue Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Phone:  973-538-2284

​Fax:  973-538-3382

Local Ordinance 5-2


No person shall own, keep or harbor any dog within the borough without first obtaining, a license therefor, to be issued by the Borough Clerk or other official designated by the Borough Council, upon application by the owner and payment of the prescribed fee, and no person shall keep or harbor any dog except in compliance with the provisions of this article.

Local Ordinance 5-29


No person shall own, keep or harbor any cat within the borough without first obtaining, a license thereof, to be issued by the Borough Clerk or other official designated by the Borough Council, upon application by the owner and payment of the prescribed fee, and no person shall keep or harbor any cat except in compliance with the provisions of this article.

New Jersey has a large black bear population and they can frequently be seen in Morris Plains.  Click on the bear above for more information on Bear Safety Tips and what to do if you see a bear.

The Morris Plains Police Department requires that all cats and dogs within the Borough be registered through the Borough Clerk's Office.  To register your cat or dog, you can download the forms by clicking on the link below:  Please note that once registered, your animal license is valid for one (1) year and their license must be renewed. 

Important information about animal licensing

The Morris Plains Police Department utilizes the services of Animal Control Solutions LLC, based out of Flemington, New Jersey, with offices in Randolph, New Jersey.  Animal Control Solutions employs several licensed and certified Animal Control Officers that are ready to respond to any complaint quickly and efficiently. 


Animal Control Solutions also deals with domestic animal problems, livestock issues, sick and injured wildlife,  ordinance violations, both state and municipal, biting incidents and of course animal cruelty situations. 


These services are available 24 hours a day by contacting Animal Control Solutions directly or by calling the Morris Plains Police Department desk. 

Contact Information


Animal Control

Phone: 908-722-1271 - 24 Hours a Day

Fax: 908-722-2026


Police Department

973-538-2284


Emergency:  9-1-1

Animal Control