2017 Dog Licenses expire on January 31, 2018. All Somerville dog owners MUST get a new or renewed dog license during the month of January. Licenses must be renewed before February 1, 2018.
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.
Here is the link to renew on line 2018 Dog License Renewals
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).
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.
RENEWAL of an existing license will require proof of new rabies vaccination if the current rabies vaccination will expire during 2018 (the upcoming license year). If you pay by check or money order, please make payable to “Borough of Somerville”.
PAYMENT OPTION FOR RENEWALS ONLY. You can pay on-line at a link on the Somerville website home page (available January 1, 2018) and your license and tag will be mailed to your home.
STATE REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT ALL RABIES IMMUNIZATION MUST BE VALID THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2018. IF THE VACCINATION DATE ON THE RABIES CERTIFICATE EXPIRES BEFORE OCTOBER 31, 2018 YOU MUST GET A BOOSTER SHOT FOR YOUR DOG PRIOR TO LICENSING.
There will be NO rabies vaccination clinic in Somerville this January.
LOW COST (ON-GOING) RABIES CLINICS FOR DOGS AND CATS
- Faith Vet Clinic (732-395-8631). Available every Tuesday (Trailer next to the Animal Shelter, ) for walk-in vaccines from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Appointments can be made by contacting the Faith Vet Clinic. Vaccines are $25 each and other services vary in price.
- PetCo (300 Us Highway 202,Raritan Plaza Center, Raritan) also offers low-cost rabies shots throughout the year. Call 908-203-8840 for dates and times.
FREE RABIES CLINIC FOR DOGS AND CATS
- Saturday, January 27, 2018
10 AM – 12 PM
Hillsborough Department of Public Works
21 East Mountain Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Dogs MUST be leashed ~~ Cats MUST be in secure carrier
[Clinic will be rescheduled if cancelled due to inclement weather – please check the Hillsborough website to ensure clinic is being held – www.hillsborough-nj.org]
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.