The deadline to renew your pet’s license is Friday, May 10th. Licenses renewed after May 10th will be subject to a $25.00 per pet (capped at 2 pets) late fee. Licenses can be obtained either in person at the Township Clerk’s office or through the mail. We only accept cash or check. If renewing by mail, please send payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope and we will mail your license to you. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Please check your pet’s rabies vaccination expiration date prior to obtaining the license. The state requires that a rabies vaccination cannot expire prior to November 1, 2019. If the vaccination is not valid during this time frame, please either make an appointment with your veterinarian prior to the May 10th deadline, or plan to attend the free rabies clinic. If attending the clinic, you can obtain your license at that time.
Pet Licensing FAQ
- Why do I need a pet license?
It’s the law! New Jersey state law requires every dog in the state to have a dog license. Under Voorhees Township Ordinance, cats owners are also required to obtain a license for their cat.
- What are the fees used for?
Voorhees Township collects $12.00 for neutered and spayed pets and $15.00 for non-neutered and non-spayed pets. $1 of each license is sent to the State for the Rabies Trust Fund to support State Rabies and animal control programs. $3.00 for non-neutered and non-spayed pets are given to the Animal Population Control program to fund the New Jersey low cost spay and neuter program and $0.20 for each license is provided to People for Animals, Inc low cost spay and neuter clinic. The remaining funds are used for the Voorhees Township Animal Control Fund, which pays for our local Animal Control Officer.
- Why is this important?
There are many reasons that licensing your pet is important! If your dog or cat goes missing, having a license drastically improves your chances of recovering your lost pet. Licensing your pet also ensures the public that your furry friend is up to date on their rabies vaccination. License fees support State wide animal programs and ensure the health of all residents, both people and pets!