2019 Dog License Information.

Director of Health, Dawn Cetrulo would like to remind Village of Ridgewood residents that 2019 dog license renewals are due during the month of June. A $20 late fee will be charged for all renewals received after June 30, 2019.

The health department will be sending renewals via email. If you do not have an email address please call our office and request a renewal to be mailed to you. Renewal applications may also be obtained by visiting our website at

www.ridgewoodnj.net or coming in person to the Ridgewood Health Department, 131 North Maple Ave. The office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Please call 201 670-5500 ext 5503 with questions.

New Jersey law requires owners of all dogs seven months of age or older to be registered with the town they live in. In order for the license to be issued, the owner must present proof that a licensed veterinarian has vaccinated the dog

against rabies and that the duration of immunity from that vaccination does not expire before May 1, 2022 for a 3 year license. To receive the discount for a spayed or neutered pet, proof must also be provided.

In conjunction with the rabies clinic, the Responsible Pet Ownership Committee will also be facilitating free micro-chip implantations and registration to the first 75 dogs at the clinic.

Animal Cruelty Laws and Information:

4:22-17 Cruelty, certain acts, crime, degrees 
4:22-26 Penalties for various acts constituting cruelty 
Guide to Prevention of Animal Cruelty Laws

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