Board of Health
Dog and Cat Licensing
Why should I license my dog or cat?
Pet licensing is part of our municipal rabies control program. Pet licensing ensures that dogs and cats have up to date rabies immunizations, which protects your family and pets against rabies. Licensing encourages pet population control, through the low cost spay and neuter program and license discounts for spayed or neutered pets. Licensing also has the added benefit of providing an easy way of identifying lost pets so they can be quickly returned to their proper owners.
When do I have to license my cat or dog?
Pets are required to get a license when they are 7 months of age or older.
How often must licenses be renewed?
Licenses expire every year on December 31st and must be renewed before the end of June. On or after July 1st, a late charge of $10.00 is applied.
NEW You may now purchase a 3 year license if your dog or cat has been recently immunized and the immunization expires before October 31st of the third year of the license.
What information must be included with my application?
Proof of your pet's current rabies immunization from your veterinarian. State Health Department policy requires the duration of your pet's rabies immunization to be at least ten months of the license year (i.e. must not expire before April 30th). If the vaccination expires before that date, your pet must be re-vaccinated before applying for a license. Proof of spaying or neutering. To qualify for a $3.00 per year license discount enclose proof from your veterinarian that your pet has been spayed or neutered.
What are the fees?
  1. Dog or Cat License (1 year)
Spayed or neutered.......................................................$12.00
Non-spayed or neutered……………………………..$15.00
2.     Dog or Cat License (3 year)
Spayed or neutered.......................................................$30.00
Nonspayed or nuneutered............................................$40.00
  1. Late fee for renewing on or after July 1st or licensing
    after a notice of violation or summons for
    non license .....................................................................$10.00
Applications may be submitted to us through the mail to the following address:
Paramus Board of Health
Borough Hall,
1 Jockish Square
Paramus, NJ 07652
Applications may also be submitted to us in person
Free Rabies Clinic
The Paramus Board of Health conducts a free rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats each year in early May. Watch for a mailing, local press and information on this website for actual dates and times.
Pet Adoption
Pets are available for adoption at Paramus Animal Control. Call 201-652-4554 for further information.
Click on the Link Below to Apply:

icon2017 Pet License Renewal Letter Application