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New Jersey

Dog/Cat Licenses


Animal licensing will no longer be done at the Clerk's office window.
All applications and/or renewals for animal licenses, along with any required documentation,
should be remitted to the Borough by mail, along with a check or money order made payable to:
Borough of Spotswood

All original paperwork will be returned with the license.

Also, for your convenience, a payment lockbox has been installed in the Municipal Building lobby

All payments left in the box must be made by check or money order payable to the Borough of Spotswood,
as the Municipal Clerk does not have the ability to make change. 

All dogs and cats seven (7) months of age or older and kept in the Borough of Spotswood for more than ten (10) days are required to be licensed; license(s) should be worn by said animal. Failure to obtain a valid animal license can result in a fine in accordance with Borough Code Section 46-2. 

All animal licenses are for the calendar year, January 1 through December 31. All license renewals must be received by January 31st of the licensing year. Postmarks are not acceptable. All renewals received after JANUARY 31st of the licensing year are subject to a $5.00 late fee. 

Proof of rabies vaccination and spaying/neutering is required for all new licenses.   Proof of updated vaccinations must accompany all renewals.  If a new license, or if newly spayed/neutered, veterinarian's documentation of spay/neuter is required. Please include all appropriate (original) documentation with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Failure to provide the appropriate documentation and/or fee will result in your application/renewal being returned unprocessed. No exceptions.
Copies will be returned when licenses are mailed.

NEW JERSEY LAW requires that all animals with rabies vaccinations expiring between January 1st and October 31st of the licensing year must be revaccinated before a new license can be issued. NO LICENSES CAN BE ISSUED IF RABIES VACCINATIONS ARE EXPIRED.




State Law R.S. 4:19-25 2A requires that evidence of rabies vaccination be provided by the owner before licenses can be issued.
Any proof of inoculation submitted will be returned.
The FREE rabies clinic run by the Borough is set for SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 from 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM.
Proof of residency is required.  All dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.  

A listing of all free rabies clinics run throughout Middlesex County can be found at:

Dog/Cat License Forms
2018 Rabies Clinic - TBA


New License
Renewal Prior to 1/31
Renewal After 1/31
Replacement Tag (for lost tag only)