Animal Control Services are provided by Tyco Animal Control. Residents are asked to call the Fair Lawn Police Department at 201-796-1400 for sick, injured, dangerous or stray animals and all other emergency animal calls.
Please call Tyco Animal Control directly at 201-652-4554 for removal of dead animals on public property, removal of nuisance wildlife on public property, leash law, to report a lost pet and all other non-emergency animal calls.
Please note that Tyco Animal Control will respond to complaints on private property for removal of dead animals or to trap nuisance wildlife and will charge a fee directly to the resident for these services.
Dog and Cat Licenses:
All cats and dogs over the age of 6 months must be licensed in the State of New Jersey. The licensing cycle for dogs is January through December and for cats it is June through May.
Dog license renewals must be obtained by January 31 to avoid a $10 late fee. Rabies vaccination for dogs must expire after November 1, 2016 to get a 1-year license and for a 3-year license, rabies vaccination must expire after November 1, 2018. NEW Dogs can register at any time throughout the year and will not be required to pay a late fee.
Cat license renewals must be obtained by June 30 to avoid a $10 late fee. Rabies vaccination for cats must expire after May 1, 2017 to get a 1-year license and after May 1, 2019 for a 3-year license. NEW Cats can register at any time throughout the year and will not be required to pay a late fee.
The fee is $12 for neutered/spayed ("fixed") cats & dogs and $15 for unneutered/unspayed dogs & cats for a 1-year license.
The fee is $30 for neutered/spayed ("fixed") cats & dogs and $40 for unneutered/unspayed dogs & cats for a 3-year license.
A late fee of $10.00 will be charged after the deadlines, please include this fee with any late payment checks. NEW Dogs and Cats can register at any time throughout the year and will not be required to pay a late fee.
Pet licenses can be obtained through the mail by returning the proper form, proof of rabies, proof of spay/neuter status (if applicable) and a check payable to the "Borough of Fair Lawn". Separate checks are needed for 1 and 3 year licenses if you obtain a 1 year license for one pet and a 3-year license for another pet.
2016 Dog License Application
Cat License Application
Free Rabies Clinic
Free rabies clinics are normally held in November and May at the Parks Department Garage at Memorial Pool. It is advisable for pet owners to bring dogs to the November clinic and cats to the May clinic to align with the licensing period. Please call (201) 794-5327 for exact date and time.
Note: Free Rabies shots are available at the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, NJ. For further information, contact the B.C. Animal Shelter at (201) 229-4600 for scheduled dates when inoculations are offered.
Pet owners are urged to curb their pet. Pet feces should not be discarded in storm drains! Borough ordinance 5-10.4, requires that any person in charge of an animal immediately and properly dispose of all animal feces.
NJ State/federally licensed wildlife rehabilitators that are currently willing to take in wildlife can be found at here.
To Contact Animal Control:
Fair Lawn Police Department
Sick, Injured, Dangerous, Stray Animals
Emergency Animal Calls
Tyco Animal Control
Removal of Dead animal on Public Property
Removal of Nuisance Wildlife on Public Property
Report a Lost Pet
All Other Non-Emergency Animal Calls
Fair Lawn Health Department
Animal Licensing or Rabies Clinic Questions