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Animal Licensing Services

Dog Licenses:

All dogs residing/being harbored in Denville Township must be licensed by 7 months of age or at the time they possess permanent teeth.  Dogs licensed in other States must be licensed within 90 days of moving into the Township.  

“All unlicensed dogs must be licensed within 10 days of moving into the Township”

.  Only one license and registration tag is required in any licensing year for any dog owned in New Jersey, therefore, if you move to Denville Township and have a license with another municipality, you do not need to obtain a license from Denville Township until the current license expires.  Please provide a copy of proof of licensure from the municipality where you resided for our records. 

 To obtain a dog license:

1.  You must fully and legibly complete and sign the dog license application

2.  You must include the required fee made payable to the “Denville Division of Health”.  The fees for dog licenses are as follows:

  • Neutered Dog             $15 per dog
  • Unneutered Dog         $18 per dog

3.  All dogs must have a rabies vaccination certificate that does not expire prior to November 1st of the licensing year.  Please include a copy of the current rabies certificate with your application if it has been updated as of your last license renewal.

4.  You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with $0.70 (seventy) cents postage.  Please note that postage in the amount of $0.70 (seventy) cents covers only two licenses and two metal tags.  If you will be receiving more than two licenses, please ensure that you include additional envelopes with the required postage.  Please do not include 70 cents with your payment in lieu of actual postage.  Payment of postage in place of a self-addressed postage paid envelope cannot be accepted and such payments for postage will be returned

5.  Applications received after January 31st of the licensing year must include a $25 late fee in addition to each dog license fee.  You are obligated by law to renew prior to December 31st of the previous licensing year.  The late fee does not relieve you of your obligation to have a valid dog license.  Failure to renew your license can result in a summons.

6.  Guide and service dogs must be licensed, except that the owner or keeper of such dog is not required to pay a licensing fee.

6.  If your dog has passed away or is no longer residing/being harbored in Denville Township, please advise the Health Department so that our records may be updated.

All dog license applications should be mailed to:

Denville Division of Health
1 St. Mary’s Place
Denville, NJ 07834


 Cat Licenses:

All cats residing/being harbored in Denville Township must be licensed by 7 months of age or at the time they possess permanent teeth.  Cats must be licensed within 10 days of moving into Denville Township.  Cats licensed in other States must be licensed within 90 days of moving into the Township.  Unlicensed cats from other municipalities or States must be licensed within 10 days of moving into the Township.

To obtain a cat license:

1.  You must fully and legibly complete and sign the cat license application

2.  You must include the required fee made payable to the “Denville Division of Health”.  The fees for cat licenses are as follows:

  • Neutered Cat              $15.00 per Cat
  • Unneutered Cat          $18.00 per Cat

3.  All cats must have a rabies vaccination certificate that does not expire before April 1st of the licensing year which runs from June to May.  Please include a copy of the current rabies certificate with your application if it has been updated as of your last license renewal.

4.  You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with $0.70 (sixty-six) cents postage.  Please note that postage in the amount of $0.70 (seventy) cents covers only two licenses and two metal tags.  If you will be receiving more than two licenses, please ensure that you include additional envelopes with the required postage.  Please do not include 70 cents with your payment in lieu of actual postage.  Payment of postage in place of a self-addressed postage paid envelope cannot be accepted and such payments for postage will be returned.

5.   Applications received after June 30th of the licensing period must include a $25 late fee in addition to each cat license fee.  You are obligated by law to renew your cat license prior to May 31st of the licensing period.  The late fee does not relieve you of your obligation to have a valid cat license.  Failure to renew your license can result in a summons.

6.  If your cat has passed away or is no longer residing/being harbored in Denville Township, please advise the Health Department so that our records may be updated.

All cat license applications should be mailed to:

Denville Division of Health
1 St. Mary’s Place
Denville, NJ 07834


Rabies Clinics:

  • Free rabies clinics are held twice a year for dogs and cats.
  • Clinics are open to both residents and non-residents.
  • Clinics are held at the rear of the Public Works complex.
  • All animals must be either leashed or in carriers.
  • Rabies clinics are also held at other locations throughout Morris County  

 

 

 Resources:
Animal Control
Happy Hound Playground  
Rabies FAQ
Bat Fact Sheet
Friends of the Denville Animal Shelter