Animal Control


  • Report all animal bites immediately to the Health Department.
  • An Animal Control Officer is available to respond to all animal emergencies: The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is open to the public 7 days a week from 11AM-4PM and from 11AM-7PM on Wednesdays. They are located at 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ and can be reached at 908-725-0308. For after hour emergencies, call the Manville Police Department at 908-725-1900.
  • All dogs  seven months or older must be licensed. New Jersey law requires proof of rabies vaccination for a license to be issued. Dog and  licenses can be obtained at  Borough Hall, or at

Helpful Contacts

  • Animal Emergencies: The Borough of Manville contracts with the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, they can be contacted at 908-725-0308.
  • General Questions: For any other questions about animals, you may contact the Somerset County Board of Health Office at 908-231-7155.
  • Licenses: For licensing information, you may contact the Borough Clerk at 908-725-9478 Ext. 103.