Chester Township

1 Parker Road, Chester, New Jersey 07930
Phone: 908-879-5100


Dog Licensing

Dog licensing is handled by the Chester Township Clerk’s office.  Anyone needing to license a dog, or having questions regarding dog licensing should contact Judy Irwin at 908-879-5100 x812.

In order for a dog license to be issued, the dog owner must show to their municipal licensing authority proof that a licensed veterinarian administered a rabies vaccine to the dog (rabies vaccination certificate). New Jersey regulations require that the duration of immunity from the most recent vaccination to extend through at least the first 10 months of the 12 month licensing period. Animals that have duration of immunity which expires prior to the 10 month cut-off must receive a booster rabies vaccination prior to licensure. (N.J.A.C. 8:23A-4.1)

Animal Cruelty Legislation:

Helpful information from the NJ Office of Veterinary Public Health

Septic & Well

Summer hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day:

  • Monday – Thursday   7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hours for the rest of the year, Labor Day through Memorial Day:

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Inspections are scheduled as needed. Please call 24 hours in advance for all inspections.  The phone number is 908-876-3650. If a contractor needs an inspection the same afternoon, they must call by 9:00 a.m. to schedule the inspection.

Residents using water from private wells are urged to have their water supply tested annually. Sample bottles for may be obtained from the Washington Township Health Department. Call 908-876-3650 for complete information.

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Chester Township

1 Parker Road
Chester, NJ 07930


Tel: (908) 879-5100
Fax: (908) 879-8281
Main Office Open 9:00-4:30 M-F
See Staff Directory for individual office hours.

Police Contact

In case of emergency, dial 911.

For non-emergencies, dial 908-879-5514.

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