How and where do I license my dog or cat?


In accordance with the Township Code, dogs and cats over seven months of age are required to be licensed.

A Rabies Vaccination Certificate, valid through and including November 1, of each year is required. If applicable, written proof of spaying or neutering from a licensed Veterinarian is required. If the dog or cat has previously been licensed and the Municipal Clerk's Office records reflect same, proof of spraying/neutering and rabies vaccination are not required.

Fees for Dog & Cat Licenses

  • $7 per spayed or neutered dog and/or cat.
  • $10 per unspayed or unneutered dog and/or cat.
  • $2 replacement fee for lost tag.

After February 15, of each year, the $10 late fee per animal is imposed which is in addition to the licensing fee.


Licenses may be renewed in person between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except Municipal holidays in the Municipal Clerk's Office, or by mailing the Rabies Vaccination Certificate, Proof of Spaying/Neutering Certificate and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Township of Mahwah
Attention: Municipal Clerk's Office
475 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Please do not send cash. If licensing cats and dogs, separate checks are necessary.

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