2019 Dog License Renewal Notification & Animal Cruelty Laws

Published on Dec 31, 2018 at 10:45a.m.

The Teaneck Health Department would like to remind dog owners that current dog licenses expire on December 31st.  Dog owners have until February 28, 2019 to renew their dog licenses without any penalty.  Please note the price increase: the fee is $15 for not spayed or not neutered and $12 for spayed or neutered.  As of March 1, 2019 a $15 late fee will be added. 

Residents who have new dogs or who need renewal applications may obtain one by calling 201-837-1600 (x 1500) or on-line at www.teanecknj.gov  (under Health Department Documents & Forms).  Renewal applications are also being mailed at the end of December.  Free rabies shots can be arranged through the Bergen Veterinary Hospital at (201) 837-3470 or the Teaneck Animal Clinic and Spa at (201) 530-5253 (for existing patients only).

Dog owners should also note that per NJ State guidelines rabies shots that expire prior to November 1, 2019 are NOT valid for licensing purposes.  License fees can be paid for by check (made out to:  Township of Teaneck) or by cash.  


** Pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2017, Chapter 189, ALL owners of licensed pets are required to be notified of the laws and penalties as it relates to the Unlawful Treatment of Animals.

Such being the case, you are being provided with the following links where you will find full disclosure of the directive and documents from the NJ Department of Health. Here are the following links (hard copies available upon request):

*  4:22-17:  Cruelty; certain acts, crimes; degrees


*  4:22-26:  Penalties for various acts constituting cruelty


 *  Guide to Prevention of Animal Cruelty Laws 2018



If you have any questions, contact the Teaneck Health Department at 201-837-1600 ext. 1500 or health@teanecknj.gov

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