Animal Licenses

Applying for Licenses

Dog and cat licenses are renewable annually. Renewal applications are mailed in December and are due in January. New pets six months of age or older must be licensed at this time or when this age is reached during the year. Application instructions are on the reverse side of the renewal form.


If rabies vaccination information or spay/neutering status has changed during the year, please include the veterinarian certification so that pet records may be updated. All required documentation and the appropriate fee must be submitted with the renewal form or everything will be returned to you. A rabies vaccination must have an expiration date valid through October 31st of the licensing year in order to purchase an animal license.

Late Fees

On March 1st, a $15.00 late fee will be charged for dog and cat license renewals. There are no late fees charged for newly acquired dog and cat licenses received on or after March 1st.

Dog and Cat License Fees

License for spayed/neutered
License for not spayed/neutered
Late fee for dogs (added on March 1st for renewals only)$15.00
Late fee for cats (added on March 1st for renewals only)$15.00

Apply for a New Dog or Cat License

To apply for a new dog or cat license please contact the West Orange Health Department at 973-325-4120 or come into our office during regular business hours.