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How to Get a Pet License

New Jersey state law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed through the local animal care and control agency; in this case the City of Plainfield Division of Health. The City requires the same provisions and also requires rabies vaccination and licensing for cats.

Licensing is an important means of identification and can help you find your pet if it becomes lost. License revenues are also a vital means of support that helps the City promote and protect human and animal safety.

Pet licenses are valid for one year and require the annual submission of an Animal License Form. You may license your pet in person by bringing the completed Animal License Form along with the appropriate fee to the City of Plainfield, Office of Vital Statistics located in the City Hall Annex, 510 Watchung Avenue, 1st Floor, Plainfield, NJ 07060 during normal business hours.

Since the application fee changes annually, please contact the Office of Vital Statistics at (908)753-3093 to ensure the current fees.

On behalf of the Health Division, I would like to extend our appreciation for your participation in this worthwhile program.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, the Health Division is open weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and can be contacted at (908) 753-3092.