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.

Cats

Township Code requires licnses 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.

2018 CAT LICENSE FEES ARE VALID FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2017 – AUGUST 31ST, 2018

All cats : $10.00
A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed as of October 1, 2016

Dogs

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 innoculation.

2018 DOG LICENSE FEES ARE VALID FROM JANUARY 1ST – DECEMBER 31ST

Spayed / Neutered :  $12.00
NOT Spayed / Neutered :  $15.00
A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed as of MARCH 1, 2017

Pet Licensing Documents

DocumentSummaryTypeLink
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
Dog License ApplicationApplication v.2015PDF
Cat License ApplicationApplication v.2015PDF

Fall Rabies Clinic

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.

February 2019 Date Coming Soon

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 revaccination every two years. No pet licenses will be issued without an up-to-date rabies vaccination.

The program will be held in the Firehouse Bays, 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.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Department at (973) 239-1410 Ext: 224

Other Clinics in the area:

Montclair Health Department:
Fire Station, 151 Harrison Avenue, Montclair
(973) 509-4970

Verona Health Department:
DPW Garage, Ozone Avenue, Verona
(973)239-3220

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