LICENSING YOUR DOG OR CAT
Benefits of Licensing your Dog or Cat
- It’s the Law. In the Borough of Westville, all dogs and cats, 6 months of age and older are required to have a license and rabies vaccination.
- If your pet goes missing, having your pet licensed drastically improves your chances of getting them back. A license helps animal control quickly identify your pet and bring them back to you safely.
- Licensing lets people know your pet is up to date on its rabies vaccination. A dog or cat cannot be licensed unless it is properly vaccinated. Animal control will be more likely to handle your pet if they know your dog or cat is healthy and doesn’t have rabies.
When to License your Dog or Cat
Licenses are issued on a yearly basis starting January 1 of each year.
Residents can obtain their Pet License in 2 ways:
By going to the Municipal Building, 165 Broadway,
Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Be sure to bring a copy of your pet’s current vaccination)
Mail the Pet Registration Form, along with the payment in the
form of a check or money order (payable to the Borough of Westville) to 165 Broadway.
(Include a copy of your pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate.)
What are the costs associated with Licensing a Dog or Cat
Fees for Dog License Renewal are
$ 7.00 for spay/neutered dogs $10.00 for Non-spayed/neutered dogs
Fees for Cat License Renewal are
$ 5.00 for spay/neutered cats $ 8.00 for Non-spayed/neutered cats
(A $15.00 late fee will be assessed for each license submitted after March 31, 2019)
(A $50.00 non-compliance fee will be charged to those pet owners for each cat or dog found to be unlicensed. ‘Noncompliance is defined as purposefully ignoring requests from the Borough to have a pet licensed’)
Questions about Licensing your Pet
Contact the Borough Office at 856-456-0030, extension 113