Pet Licensing

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The Town of Boonton requires all dogs and cats over the age of seven months to have rabies shots and to be licensed with the Town. Failure to do so may result in a summons.

To obtain a license for your pet, you can download an application below. The completed application should then be

submitted to the Town's Health Department.  You may also contact the Health Department during business hours (8:30AM to 4:00PM) by calling (973) 402-9410 x631. Dog licenses expire on January 31 of each year and cat licenses expire on June 30 of each year.

Please return all copies of the application with a check payable to "Town of Boonton". Be sure to include rabies certificate(s) and spay/neuter certification(s) where applicable.  After validation and correct payment, a license(s) will be returned by mail. 

Rabies Inoculation Requirement

Be sure to check the rabies information and neuter status of your pet prior to applying.  If there have been any changes since the last registration, be sure to enclose required veterinarian certificates which will be returned.

Each licencing year, rabies certification must be valid through October 31 (for dogs) and April 30 (for cats).  Please be sure to check out our annual FREE Rabies Clinic.

New Pets & New Residents

  • Newly acquired dogs and cats must be licensed within ten (10) days of acquisition.
  • Dogs and cats must be licensed within ten (10) days of reaching licensing age.
  • Any new resident shall acquire a license within ten (10) days of establishing residence in the Town.  Any new residents with animals properly licensed in another municipality shall be charged a $1 registration fee per animal
  • License must be issued in the name of an adult member of the household.

Guide Dog Exception

Seeing Eye dogs shall be licensed in the same manner as other dogs.  In these cases, the fees are waived.

If your dog or cat is deceased or has changed ownership, please notify the Health Department.

  1. Nancy Koptula

    Health Dept. Secretary / Registrar

  2. Health Department

    Physical Address
    100 Washington Street
    Boonton, NJ 07005


    Phone: 973-402-9410, ext. 631