State law and local ordinance require the annual licensing of dogs and cats. Any person, who owns, feeds, keeps or harbors a dog or cat for more than 10 days must obtain a license. Pet owners, who have already licensed their pets, should renew the license no later than January 31 of each year. All licenses expire December 31 of each year, regardless of the date the license was obtained.
The fee for a spayed/neutered dog or cat is $12.00; the fee for a non-spayed/non-neutered dog or cat is $15.00. There is a $25.00 late fee for all pets whose licenses are renewed after May 10 of the licensing year.
To obtain a dog license, you must show proof that the animal has a valid rabies vaccination. As per State law, a valid rabies vaccination is one that DOES NOT EXPIRE BEFORE NOVEMBER 1 OF THE LICENSING YEAR. If your dog’s rabies vaccination expires before November 1 of the year in which you are obtaining a license, you must have your pet revaccinated before we can issue a license. Cats must have a current rabies vaccination at the time a license is obtained.
The Township offers a FREE rabies clinic each year on the first Saturday in May.