Pet Rules & Regulations

dog waster sign
  • Curbing your dog requires you to walk your dog along the curb, so as not to cause damage to private property, and picking up after your dog and disposing of fecal matter in a proper manner (§80-3)
  • All dogs and cats over the age of seven months are required to have rabies shots and to be licensed with the Town. Failure to do so may result in a summons
  • All dogs are required to be on a leash no more than six feet in length and controlled by a person capable of controlling the dog whenever the dog is on public property
  • All dogs and cats must have a Town of Boonton registration tag on their collar when in public
  • Having a dog or cat running at large is not permitted in any part of the Town, and may result in a summons

Dog & Cat License Applications

Cat License

Cat Licenses Expire on June 30, 2022!

In early May, a license renewal application mailing went out to households of currently licensed cats. If you did not receive the mailing or are licensing a new cat, the application can be found HERE. When remitting your application, please include a copy of valid rabies vaccination proof (must not expire before April 30th 2023), your payment and a self-addressed/stamped envelope.

$17.00   =spayed/neutered cat

$20.00   =NON spayed/neutered cat

* A late fee of $15.00 per cat, will be added to renewal payments received after August 1, 2022

Payments by check should be payable to ‘Town of Boonton’ or if paying in cash, please bring exact change. Applications can be dropped in the Flag mailbox outside the front doors of Town Hall, brought in to the Health Department or mailed to ‘Town of Boonton, Pet Licensing, 100 Washington Street, Boonton, NJ 07005’. Once the application has been received and verified your license will be mailed to you. Further licensing information can be found HERE.

Please call 973.402.9410 ext. 631 with any questions.

We sincerely thank you for your cooperation.

The complete ordinance on town rules that regulate animals can be found HERE.