Pets in Maplewood, New Jersey

Thinking about moving to Maplewood, New Jersey, with a pet? Or, thinking about getting one now that you're in town? Here are some local resources to help you on your way.


  • Any owner of a dog seven months of age or older is required to annually apply for a dog license to the licensing clerk of the municipality in which he or she resides, according to the Office Website for the State of New Jersey. Maplewood requires licenses for all cats and dogs, which must be renewed each January. Proof of the current rabies vaccination is required for licensing.
  • To apply for a pet license (for a dog or a cat) in Maplewood you must contact Town Hall at (973) 762-8120. The fees are as follows: $15 for spayed/neutered pets (you must submit proof of spay/neutering) and $18 for non-spayed/non-neutered pets.After January 18th there is a $7 late charge per license.





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