Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog or cat which has attained (7) months, shall annually apply for and procure from the Department of Health of the Township of Cedar Grove a license and official registration tag with license number. All dogs must have a valid rabies vaccination certification. Please be mindful that Township Ordinance limits 6 (SIX) pets to any one residence address.
Township Code requires licenses for any cat seven months of age & over. Licenses must be secured by September 31st of each year. We also require each cat have a valid rabies inoculation.
CAT LICENSE FEES ARE VALID FROM SEPTEMBER OF CURRENT YEAR UNTIL AUGUST OF FOLLOWING YEAR.
All cats : $10.00
A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed as of October 1, 2019
Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog of licensing age in the Township shall, in the month of January in each year, apply for and procure from the Township Health Officer a license and official metal registration tag for each such dog so owned, kept or harbored and shall place upon each such dog a collar or harness with the registration tag securely fastened thereto. The State of New Jersey also requires every dog have a valid rabies inoculation.
DOG LICENSE FEES ARE VALID FROM JANUARY – DECEMBER OF CURRENT YEAR.
Spayed / Neutered : $12.00
NOT Spayed / Neutered : $15.00
A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed as of MARCH 1, 2020
Pet Licensing Documents
Dog & Cat Rabies Clinics
For your convenience, The Township of Cedar Grove hosts 3 Rabies Clinics every year in February, May & September. Exact dates will be announced here, on our cable station, Community Bulletin Board & in the local newspaper. Please see all details below.
Winter Rabies Clinic – (2021 Date TBD)
Spring Rabies Clinic – (2022 Date TBD)
Fall Rabies Clinic – (2021 Date TBD)
The program will be held at Town Hall 525 Pompton Avenue. Dogs will be vaccinated from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM. Cats will be vaccinated from 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM. Please wear a face-covering.
Sue Portuese, Health Officer is pleased to announce that the Cedar Grove Health Department will be sponsoring a FREE Rabies Clinic for pets in need of license renewals and are not currently vaccinated. The New Jersey State Health Department now recommends re-vaccination every two years. No pet licenses will be issued without an up-to-date rabies vaccination.
Dogs and Cats should not be fed for (6) six hours prior to the rabies vaccination. Each dog and cat must be on a leash or in a carrier and must be accompanied by an adult.
Licenses and applications will be available at the clinic. REMINDER: All the dog & cats within Cedar Grove, MUST be licensed every year.
If you have any questions, please contact the Health Department at (973) 239-1410 Ext: 224
Other Clinics in the area:
Montclair Health Department – Spring Rabies Clinic: TBD
Fire Station, 151 Harrison Avenue, Montclair
Verona Health Department – Spring Rabies Clinic: TBD
DPW Garage, Ozone Avenue, Verona
|Shelter Information||Hours of Operation|
|Wayne Animal Shelter
201 Pompton Plains Crossroads
(Jackson Ave Extension)
Wayne, NJ 07470
|Tuesdays: 6PM – 8PM
Thursdays: 6PM – 8PM
Saturdays: 12PM – 3PM
|Montclair Animal Shelter
77 Willow Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
|Tuesday: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.