Dog & Cat Licenses


Please click here for a list of upcoming FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinics in Morris County.  All of these clinics are available to all New Jersey residents and will meet your pet’s vaccination requirement for licensing with the Township.  For everyone’s safety, all pets at clinics must be leashed or in a pet carrier.

Please click the links below for information about animal cruelty laws in New Jersey.

GUIDE TO PREVENTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

4:22-17 Cruelty; certain acts, crime; degrees.

4:22-26 Penalties for various acts constituting cruelty.

All dogs and cats in the Township of Mine Hill are required to be licensed each year by the Municipal Clerk’s Office.  The Dog license renewals are due by January 30th; Cat license renewals are due by February 28th.  All animals must have a Rabies Certificate valid through November of the licensing year in order to be licensed.  New pets must be licensed within 10 days of coming home to Mine Hill Township; renewals for the upcoming year must be processed by dates provided above to avoid late charges.  Renewal reminders are sent out each December.

To register a new pet, visit the Municipal Clerk’s Office or provide the following information via postal mail:

Owner’s First and Last Name
Owner’s Address and Telephone Number
Pet’s Name
Pet’s Age and Date of Birth, Gender, Breed*, hair length and color, and whether or not the pet is spayed/neutered
Proof of Rabies with valid expiration date as noted above
Check (payable to Mine Hill Township) or cash in the appropriate amount** as follows:

Spayed or Neutered Dog                      $12.00
Non-spayed or Non-Neutered Dog       $15.00
Spayed or Neutered Cat                       $10.00
Non-spayed or Non-Neutered Cat        $13.00

*If the pet is a “mixed breed” or “mutt,” please provide the breed name closest to what the animal looks like – this information is used to identify missing animals who are not wearing their license, so an accurate description is essential to the safety of your pet.

**This fee will be waived for Service Dogs with proof of valid registration from a Service Dog program.

To renew a pet’s registration, visit the Municipal Clerk’s Office or provide the following information via postal mail:

Owner’s Last Name
Pet’s Name
Proof of Rabies if a new Rabies Vaccination has been given since the last renewal
Check (payable to Mine Hill Township) or cash in the appropriate amount as follows:

Spayed or Neutered Dog                      $12.00
Non-spayed or Non-Neutered Dog       $15.00
Spayed or Neutered Cat                       $10.00
Non-spayed or Non-Neutered Cat        $13.00

Please add a $10.00 per pet late fee if submitting your renewal after the end of the licensing year.***

***Renewals received via postal mail after the deadline that do not include the late fee will be returned without being processed.  Failure to return the renewal with the appropriate fee may result in additional penalties.