Pet Rules & Regulations

ANNUAL PET LICENSING

Town of Boonton Ordinance 80-3 requires all resident dogs and cats to have a current license.  Please notify us if your pet is deceased, changed ownership or if you are moving out of town.

 NEW LICENSES
 New residents or current residents with newly acquired pet(s), who are applying for an initial license, must license the pet within 10 days of moving into town, acquisition, or when the pet reaches the age of 7 months. Proof of current rabies vaccination from a veterinarian is required (vaccination schedule below). It must show the date the vaccine was given and the date it expires. Spayed/neutered pets receive a reduced license fee. Documentation of altering the pet from a veterinarian is required to receive the lower fee. There is no late fee when applying for a new license. 

 RENEWAL LICENSES
The town mails renewal applications to owners of licensed dogs in December and cats in May. All renewal applications and copies of applicable documentation must be returned to the Health Department. Documentation can include an updated rabies vaccination certificate if your pet’s vaccination expires prior to the date on the schedule below., and/or proof from a veterinarian if there was a change in the spayed/neutered status of your pet. If you do not receive a renewal application in the mail, it is your responsibility to contact us in order to renew your pet(s) license.

 RABIES VACCINATION                                                                                       A current rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed veterinarian must be provided in order to obtain a license. If your vet feels your pet should be exempt from the vaccine requirement, please have them fill out the Certificate of Exemption from Rabies Vaccination form and submit it with your application. Please consult your veterinarian with any questions about re-vaccinating prior to your pet’s current rabies expiration date in order to meet the schedule below.

REGULATIONS 

  1. DOGS: All dogs 7mos+ are required to have current rabies vaccination and a license with the town. When in public, they must have their license tag affixed to a collar/harness, be kept on a 6' maximum leash, and never be permitted to run at large. Please curb your dog when walking, and dispose of waste in a proper manner.
  2. CATS: All cats 7mos+ are required to have current rabies vaccination and a license with the town. They must have their license tag affixed to a collar/harness and are never permitted to run at large.

Failure to follow these regulations may result in a fine.

LICENSING SCHEDULE AND FEES

DOG LICENSES

-Expire on January 31st, regardless of issue date.

-Rabies vaccination must not expire prior to November 1st of the licensing year.

Paid by

January 31

Non-payment by

February 28

Non-payment by

April 1st

Spayed/Neutered

$17

+$15.00 late fee= $32.00

+ $15.00 late fee

+ $75.00 Court Summons issued, + court fees

Non-Spayed/Non-Neutered

$20

+$15.00 late fee= $35.00

+ $15.00 late fee

+ $75.00 Court Summons issued, + court fees

CAT LICENSES

Expire on June 30th, regardless of issue date.

Rabies vaccination must not expire prior to April 30th of the licensing year.

Paid by

June 30

Non-payment by

August 1

 

Spayed/Neutered

$17

+$15.00 late fee= $32.00

 

Non-Spayed/Non-Neutered

$20

+$15.00 late fee= $35.00

 

Payment is accepted by cash, credit or check made payable to ‘Town of Boonton’


  1. Debra Garbeil

    Health & Code Enforcement Administrator, Registrar/Board of Health Secretary
    Phone: 973-402-9410 ext 631

License Applications:

SDL Portal

Spatial Data Logic (SDL) allows you to access and submit forms online and to track information about your pet's license and submit online payments.

New users can sign up here. Select Boonton Town NOT Township.

Existing users can login here.

Forms and info can be found here.