Pet Licensing & Rabies Information

State of NJ Dog Licensing Requirements (PDF)

2023 Pet Licensing Application

Annual Licensing Fees

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  • All dogs and cats 7 months and older must be licensed each year between January 1st and March 1st.
  • New residents are required to license pets within 30 days of residency, with the exception of pets previously licensed in other New Jersey municipalities during the current calendar year
  • Penalty fees for late renewal:
    • After March 1st - $10 per pet
    • After April 1st - $15 per pet
    • After May 1st - $20 per pet
  • All pets shall have their own license tag number
  • City ordinance limits the number of pets by one owner to a total of six

Licenses may not be renewed if the rabies vaccination status does not meet the State Department of Health requirement - rabies vaccinations must not expire prior to November 1st of the current license year. See the Rabies Vaccination Waiver below for exceptions.

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