Pet Licensing


 Dee Riou, Licensing Official

(973)239-1410 ext 224







Licenseing period January 1 thru December 31st.


Violations for overdue DOGS will be issued after FEBRUARY 28TH


Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog or cat which has attained (7) months, shall annually apply for and procure from the Department of Health of the Township of Cedar Grove a license and official registration tag with license number. All dogs must have a valid rabies vacination certifica




Spayed / Neutered :  $12.00

NOT Spayed / Neutered :  $15.00

A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed as of MARCH 1, 2017



CATS : $1O.00


A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed as of October 1, 2016



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Sue Portuese, Health Officer is pleased to announce that the Cedar Grove Health Department will be sponsoring a FREE Rabies Clinic for pets in need of license renewals and are not currently vaccinated.  The New Jersey State Health Department now recommends revaccination every two years.  No pet licenses will be issued without an up-to-date rabies vaccination.


The program will be held on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 In the Firehouse Bays, 525 Pompton Avenue. Dogs will be vaccinated from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM.  Cats will be vaccinated from 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM.


Dogs and Cats should not be fed for (6) six hours prior to the rabies vaccination. Each dog and cat must be on a leash or in a carrier and must be accompanied by an adult.


Licenses and applications will be available at the clinic.

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Department at (973)239-1410 Ext: 224



Other Clinics in the area:


Montclair Health Department: call for information


 Harrison Ave Fire Station, @ Cedar Ave. 

Call for information (973)509-4970


Dogs 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM.  Cats  6:45 PM to 7:30 PM










All Pet Owners

The Cedar Grove Health Department reminds residents that animal waste can pollute our waters. It is required that animal waste be immediately and properly disposed of. Please follow TOWNSHIP CODE 91-11 and clean up after your pet.



Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog of licensing age in the Township shall, in the month of January in each year, apply for and procure from the Township Health Officer a license and official metal registration tag for each such dog so owned, kept or harbored and shall place upon each such dog a collar or harness with the registration tag securely fastened thereto.

Dog License Application


Township Code requires licenses for cat seven months of age & over, which must be secured by September 31st of each year. We also require that each cat have a valid rabies inoculation.

All Cats residing in Cedar Grove are to be licensed every year September 1st to August 31st.


Cat License Application


Please be mindful that Township Ordinance limits 6 (SIX) pets to any one residence address.




For your convenience, The Township of Cedar Grove hosts 3 Rabies Clinics every year in February, May & September. Exact dates will be announced here, on our cable station, Community Bulletin Board & in the local newspaper.



 Helpful Information 

Low-cost Spay/Neuter for Dog & Cats

Pet Waste Information

Local Shelters

Wildlife Repellent Recipes