ATTENTION SOMERVILLE DOG OWNERS
2010 Dog Licenses expire on January 31, 2011. All Somerville dog owners MUST get a new or renewed dog license during the month of January. Licenses must be renewed before February 1, 2011.
Licenses can be obtained in-person at Somerville Borough Hall, 25 West End Avenue, or through the mail. A dog license application can be found at www.somervillenj.org.
The license fee is $12.00 for neutered dogs or $15.00 for non-neutered dogs. A NEW LICENSE will only be issued with proof of rabies vaccination and neuter (if applicable).
RENEWAL of an existing license will require proof of new rabies vaccination if the current rabies vaccination will expire during 2011 (the upcoming license year). If you pay by check or money order, please make payable to “Borough of Somerville”.
STATE REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT ALL RABIES IMMUNIZATION MUST BE VALID THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2011. IF THE VACCINATION DATE ON THE RABIES CERTIFICATE EXPIRES BEFORE OCTOBER 31, 2011 YOU MUST GET A BOOSTER SHOT FOR YOUR DOG PRIOR TO LICENSING.
There will be NO rabies vaccination clinic in Somerville this January.
· PETCO (300 US Highway 202, Raritan) will be giving rabies shots on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 9:30 am - 11:00 AM for $15.00. Appointments are not necessary.
· Manville Board of Health will have a FREE rabies shot clinic on Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the N. 8th Avenue Firehouse. Appointments are not necessary.
If you renew a dog license after January 31 the late fees are $3.00 in February AND an additional $1.00 for each month thereafter.
If you have moved or no longer own a dog that has been licensed in Somerville, please let us know so we can remove your pet from our records.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
MARCIE TYSON, ANIMAL LICENSING CLERK
(908) 725-2300 ext. 1980