All Somerville cat owners MUST get a new or renewed cat license during the month of June. Licenses can be obtained in-person at Somerville Borough Hall, 25 West End Avenue, or through the mail. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT BEFORE JUNE 1.
A pet license application can be found at www.somervillenj.org (click on “Departments” tab, click on “Clerk/Administrator” and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on “Clerk’s Office Forms” and choose 2018 Pet License Application).
The license fee is $11.00 for neutered cats or $14.00 for non-neutered cats. 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 rabies vaccination had expired during the previous license year. If you are renewing your cat’s license, you do NOT need to complete an application – your pet’s information is already in the licensing program.
If you pay by check or money order, please make payable to “Borough of Somerville”.
You can renew and pay on-line by going to this link: Cat License Renewals
The on-line payment option will be available starting June 1, 2018. Your license and tag will be mailed to your home. If necessary, proof of neutering and/or new rabies certificate can be faxed or emailed to me prior to the on-line payment. The fax number is (908) 725-6218. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you renew a cat license after June 30 the late fees are $3.00 in July AND an additional $1.00 for each month thereafter.
There will be NO free rabies vaccination clinic in Somerville. PetCo (300 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869 - phone 908-203-8840) will have low-cost vaccination clinics on the following Sundays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Appointments are not required. Rabies shots are $19.00.
Please contact me if you need additional information about pet licenses.
Registrar of Vital Statistics / Animal Licensing Clerk
Borough of Somerville
25 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
908.725.2300 ext. 1980908.725.6218 (fax)