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Animal Issues


The Borough of Glen Rock contracts with TYCO Animal Control Services for various animal issues.  Their direct number is (201)-652-4554.  Leave a message on the voicemail, and someone will return your call within the hour.  They handle such issues as sick, injured, or dangerous animals, stray domestic animals, dead animals on public and private*** property, nuisance wildlife, complaints about owned animals, and reporting a lost pet.  (*** - A $60.00 charge will be assessed to pick up dead animals on private property***).  Complaints involving abuse or cruelty to animals are investigated by TYCO employees, who work in conjunction with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.  For further information regarding TYCO Animal Control Services, please visit their website by clicking on the link provided .

Complaints involving abuse or cruelty to animals are also investigated by the S.P.C.A. Law Enforcement Division {Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals}.  Bergen County S.P.C.A. Law Enforcement Division P.O. Box 4111, South Hackensack, NJ 07606  To report animal cruelty, call 24 hours a day: (201) 573-8900  Email:

Dog and other animal bites are are a public health issue investigated by the Health Department.  Initial reports are filed through the Police Department, in person, 24-hours a day.  These reports are then referred to the health officer for investigation.  This is essential for several reasons, including the prevention of rabies.  The health officer will confirm whether or not the dog has been properly immunized.  The dog must be quarantined and if proven rabid, the bite victim will need to undergo treatment to prevent the spread of the disease.  

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The Glen Rock Department of Public Works removes dead animals on public street and public property during normal working hours. Their phone number is (201) 670-3980. Removal of dead animals {wild or domestic} from private property is responsibility of the property and or animal owner.

Members of the Glen Rock Police Department are not trained as animal control officers and do not have any special equipment for the handling of domestic or wild animals. Officers will respond to investigate reports of sick, injured or stray animals, however, their responsibility is limited to confirming the reported condition and referring it to the appropriate service. If the owner of a stray animal can be identified, the owner is responsible for containing and removal of their animal.

NOTE: Wild animals {such as: raccoons, skunks, & squirrels} who are found nesting on private property or in homes are the responsibility of the homeowner. The borough is not responsible for the removal of wild animals from private property.

Homeowners must contract with a private pest control service or the animal shelter directly. The police dispatch center can assist with providing phone numbers.



Learn more about the how the Glen Rock Police Department keeps the students of Glen Rock safe.



The latest in news, reminders, alerts, updates, and press releases of recent crimes or events concerning the police department are detailed here.  This section also provides the police department a means to keep you informed, and also a way to ask for your help to solve a crime or other incidents.



The answers to your most frequently asked questions may be found here.  Questions range from what number do I call if it is NOT an emergency and can I park my car on the street overnight, to how to obtain a police report and what do I do if my car has been impounded.



Parking on the street, or in the municipal lots (metered, resident commuter or shopper, etc.) is prohibited between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. In the event of an overnight guest, disabled vehicle or other similar circumstance, permission for a one night exemption may be granted by calling (201) 652-3800 and following the voice prompts to speak with a dispatcher about overnight parking. 

NOTE: In the event of snow, when roads may need to be sanded or plowed, there will be no overnight exemptions allowed. 



Questions regarding the Borough of Glen Rock's Alarm Ordinance are detailed in this section along with registration forms and other answers to frequently asked questions.



What are the most common crimes committed in Glen Rock?  Identity Fraud, Burglary, Theft, and Domestic Violence.  This section advises on how to protect yourself and your loved ones.



Identity Theft has a wide spread problem.  This section informs you on what to do if you feel that you have been a victim of Identity Theft and how to protect yourself.



Do you need assistance with a stray dog in the neighborhood or have a wild animal on your property that may be sick?  This section touches on who you should call for help on these and other matters.


  • Licenses, Permits, and Parking Questions

This section explains how to obtain resident parking permits and where to park your car.  If you are not a Glen Rock resident and wish to use the commuter parking facilities, please review this section for cost information, where to park, and the process in which to do so. 

 Landfill Permits and Soliciting Permits are also detailed here.


  • Juvenile Issues

The Glen Rock Police Department, The Glen Rock Board of Education, and the Officials of Academy of Our Lady work closely to ensure the safety and well being of the children who attend school in Glen Rock.  This section details the many programs offered and in effect to instruct and protect the students.


  • Quality of Life Issues

The State of New Jersey empowers local municipalities to enact laws intended to preserve the quality of life.  These laws are called "ordinances" and are passed by the Borough Mayor and Council based upon the needs of the community.  This section contains information explaining these ordinances and how they are enforced.



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