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Dog & Cat Licenses

For animal licensing or rabies clinic questions, contact Fair Lawn Health Department:

Phone: 201-794-5327
E-mail: health@fairlawn.org

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, 2019 to get a 1-year license and for a 3-year license, rabies vaccination must expire after November 1, 2021. 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, 2020 to get a 1-year license and after May 1, 2022 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.

Animal cruelty information for all animal owners: Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 2017, CHAPTER 189 requires that all persons owning dogs, be provided this information.  It is advisable that all persons owning other animals should also be aware of these animal cruelty laws

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Last Updated: Thu, 05/30/2019 - 10:07am