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Animal License Information

All dogs and cats in South Plainfield must be licensed.  Animal license renewals are due every January.  New Pets are Licensed throughout the year.

Borough and State Requirements

Any dog or cat that has attained the age of seven (7) months or which possesses a set of permanent teeth must be licensed.  In order to license your pet, the animal's rabies shot must be good through November 1st of the licensing year.

The owner of any newly acquired animal of licensing age or of any animal which attains the licensing age must apply for a license within ten (10) days after acquisition or age attainment.

Animal License Fees

Spayed or Neutered Pets   $  11.00
Non-Spayed or Neutered Pets  $  14.00         

A dollar a month late fee, except for newly acquired pets licensed within Borough ordinance requirements,  will be incurred after January 31st. (see below)

MONTH

Spayed/Neutered Fee

Non Spayed/Neutered Fee

  February $12.00 $15.00  
  March $13.00 $16.00  
  April $14.00 $17.00  
  May $15.00 $18.00  
  June $16.00 $19.00  
  July $17.00 $20.00  
  August $18.00 $21.00  
  September $19.00 $22.00  
  October $20.00 $23.00  
  November $21.00 $24.00  
  December $22.00 $25.00  

Licensing through the Mail

You can license through the mail.  Please include a check for the correct amount (see above) along with a copy of the pet's updated rabies shot and proof of spaying or neutering, if applicable.  Please include a daytime phone number where you can be reached  and self-addressed stamped envelope

Make checks payable to:  South Plainfield Health Department

Send to the attention of: 

South Plainfield Health Department
Animal Licensing
2480 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

If you have any questions, please contact the South Plainfield Health Department 908-226-7631

PLEASE CALL SOUTH PLAINFIELD AT 908-226-7631 OR 908-226-7630 FOR FREE CLINICS IN MIDDLESEX   COUNTY