Pet Licensing

To Report a Deer Carcass Please call the Cedar Grove police Desk at (973) 239-1410 x250

Pet Licenses

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.


All cats : $10.00


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.


Spayed / Neutered :  $12.00
NOT Spayed / Neutered :  $15.00

Pet Licensing Documents

Wildlife Repellent RecipePrintable wildlife repellent recipesPDF
Pet Waste BrochureWhat you can do to help protect our water.PDF
Local Animal ShelterPrintable list of local animal sheltersPDF
Domesticated Animal RegistrationPDF
Dog License ApplicationApplication v.2015PDF
Cat License ApplicationApplication v.2015PDF

Dog & Cat Rabies Clinics

For your convenience, The Township of Cedar Grove hosts 3 Rabies Clinics every year in Spring, Fall & Winter. Exact dates will be announced here, on our cable station, Community Bulletin Board & in the local newspaper. Please see all details below.

Fall Rabies Clinic – (2024 Date TBD)

Winter Rabies Clinic –(2025 Date TBD)

Spring Rabies Clinic – (2025 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.

The Township of Cedar Grove & 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
(973) 509-4970

Verona Health Department – Spring Rabies Clinic: TBD
DPW Garage, Ozone Avenue, Verona

Local Shelters

Shelter Information Hours of Operation
Wayne Animal Shelter
201 Pompton Plains Crossroads
(Jackson Ave Extension)
Wayne, NJ 07470

(973) 6694-0767
Tuesdays: 6PM – 8PM
Thursdays: 6PM – 8PM
Saturdays: 12PM – 3PM
Montclair Animal Shelter
77 Willow Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042

(973) 744-8600
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.

Helpful Links

Low-cost spay/neuter for Dogs & Cats
Wildlife Repellent Recipes

Nixle Alert