Ridgefield, New Jersey

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Dog License
Why should I license my dog?
Dog licensing is part of our municipal rabies control program.  Dog licensing ensures that dogs have up to date rabies immunizations, which protects your family and pets against rabies.  Licensing encourages dog population control, through the low cost spay and neuter program and license discounts for spayed or neutered dogs.  Licensing also has the added benefit of providing an easy way of identifying lost dogs so they can be quickly returned to their proper owners.

When do I have to license my dog?
Dogs are required to get a license when they are old enough to get a rabies vaccination.  This is
generally whey they are three months of age or older.

How often must licenses be renewed?
Licenses must be renewed every year or every three years (depending on the dog’s license expiration date) before July 31st.

What information must be included with my application?
Proof of your dog’s current rabies immunization form your veterinarian.  State Health Department
Policy requires the duration of your dog’s rabies immunization to be concurrent with the licensing
year (i.e. must not expire before the end of the licensing year).  Bergen County Animal Shelter
Rabies Clinic Information.

Proof of spaying or neutering.  To qualify for a $3.00 per year license discount enclose proof from
your veterinarian that your pet has been spayed or neutered.

What are the fees?
Dog License or Renewals made before July 31st?
        $12.00 One-Year License (Spayed/Neutered)
        $15.00 One-Year License (Non-Spayed/Neutered)
        $34.00 Three-Year License (Spayed/Neutered)
        $43.00 Three-Year License (Non-Spayed/Neutered)

Late Renewals after July 31st or licensing after a notice of violation or summons for non-license.
Late Fee $20.00

Applications may be submitted to us through the mail to the following address:
Ridgefield Health Department

725 Slocum Avenue
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
Attn:  Dog Licensing

Dog Applications may be mailed or submitted to us in person.
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