Animal Licensing
All dogs and cats must be licensed in accordance with New Jersey State law. Annual Pet licensing applications must be received by  by January 31. New pets six months of age or older must be licensed at this time or when this age is reached during the year.
 
Documentation
Please include the rabies vaccination certification so that pet records may be updated.  A rabies vaccination must have an expiration date valid through October 31 of the licensing year (10 months outof the licensing year) in order to obtain an animal license.  All required documentation, the appropriate fee and self addressed and stamped envelope must be submitted with the application form or everything will be returned to you.
 
Payment and Late Fees
On February 1, a $5.00 late fee will be charged for dog license renewals and a $5.00 late fee will be charged for cat license renewals.  There are no late fees charged for newly acquired dog and cat licenses received on or after February 1. Payment can be made with cash or a check, made payable to 'Township of Mendham'.
 
Dog and Cat License Fees

Description

Fee

License for spayed / neutered

$15.00

License for not spayed / neutered

$18.00

Late fee for dogs (added on February 1st for renewals only)

$5.00

Late fee for cats (added on February 1st for renewals only)

$5.00

Animal Control
Mendham Township Animal Control Services are provided by Animal Control Solutions. Township residents should call Animal Control Solutions directly at 908-722-1271.  For after hours, weekends and holidays, please call the Mendham Township Police dispatch at 973-543-2581.
 
Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic
A Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic is offered annually in Mendham Township. To receive important information about the clinics as well as clinic dates, sign up for our e-notification system.
 
Support the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter
The Friends of the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter are a group of individuals who advocate for homeless animals by providing support services for the shelter.  Membership is open to residents of all communities.  The Friends serve the cause by raising funds for veterinary services and by contributing and soliciting dog and cat food, bedding, toys and other items needed by shelter "residents."  Some members help out at adoption days, serve as dog walkers or act as foster parents for kittens who need to be socialized before they are ready to be adopted into their forever homes. For more information, please reach out to the shelter at 973-543-9333 or friends@randolphregionalanimalshelter.org
 
If you are contemplating the addition of a cat or dog into your family, the adoption procedure is simple and the fee is nominal.  Local pets available for adoption may be seen at the shelter or previewed online by visiting https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/nj/mendham/randolph-regional-animal-shelter-nj12/
 
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