Borough of Closter

295 Old Closter Dock Road    ♦     Closter, New Jersey 07624    ♦    201-784-0600

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Pet Registration

(Fri Dec 15, 2023)


When to Obtain A Pet License

New Pet:     Licensing of new pets is done throughout the year.

                    Dogs 7 months of age or older and cats over 4 months of age must be licensed.

Renewal:    Dog licenses - During the month of January due by January 31

                    Cat licenses - During the month of July due by July 31


How to Obtain A Pet License


Online:             Through our SDL Portal:  Visit

Create an account to renew an existing pet license or to register a new pet online.  Once your application has been reviewed by the Health Department office an invoice will be sent to you.  You may pay online via credit card or e-check. Convenience fees of $3.00 for credit card transactions and $1.50 for e-check payments apply.  The license and official metal registration tags will be mailed to the pet owner upon payment.

Visit to get started !

 1.  Create an Account

  1. Click the sign up button
  2. Fill out required information
  3. Enter Borough of Closter as your primary town
  4. Click the activation link in the email sent to the address you provided

2. Registering Your Pet

       A.  Visit and select Pet License Registration

       B.  Complete required location, pet and vet information

       C.  Upload a copy of the Rabies Vaccination Certificate or exemption

       D.  Submit your request

       E.  The Borough Clerk's office will review request and email invoice with a request for payment


By Mail:             Click here to obtain a pet licensing application. 

Complete the application and submit by mail to Borough of Closter, Attn: Pet Licensing, 295 Closter Dock Road, Closter NJ 07624 with required documentation .  Please do not mail DOG license renewals prior to March 1 or CAT license renewals prior to July 1.  Enclose a check with applicable fees payable to Borough of Closter.  The license and official metal registration tags will be mailed to the pet owner upon payment.


In Person:          Visit the Health Department Office at Borough Hall  

Bring your application, required documents, and check or credit card to the Health Department’s Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  Tuesday - Friday.  The license and official metal registration tags will be given to the pet owner upon payment.  Please note that cash is not accepted .


Required Documentation

  • Proof of rabies vaccination.  The State Department of Health requires that the rabies certificate be good at least 10 of the 12 months of the current licensing period.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    • Dogs: Rabies certificates cannot expire before October 1, 2024
    • Cats:  Rabies certificates cannot expire before Mach 1, 2025
    • For pets certified exempt from rabies vaccination as provided by regulations of the State Department of Health, a Certification of Exemption from Rabies Vaccination Form must be completed by a veterinarian and submitted with the application for a license.                                                                                                                                     
  • Proof of sterilization





Altered - $11.20

Unaltered - $14.20

Late Fee - $20.00 after March 1st

Altered - $11.20

Unaltered - $14.20

Late Fee - $20.00 after September 1st

For 2024 Pet Licenses Rabies Vaccination Must Not Expire Before Following Dates:

DOGS - October 1, 2024      Cats - March1, 2025


For assistance, please call the Health Department at 201-784-0600, ext. 493 or email .