Animal Control

Animal Control is located in the Hopatcong Police Department.
Please call the Police Department non emergency # at 973-398-5000 to contact the Animal Control Officer for all Animal Control issues

Animal Licensing  
The Borough of Hopatcong license period is from January 1st to December 31st of each year. All dogs and cats 7 months or older must be licensed. There will be a late fee of $5.00 for each dog license for every month that you are late after January 31st. State Law requires that the rabies vaccination covers 10 months of the licensing year, therefore each dog or cat must have a valid rabies vaccination expiring no sooner than October 31st of the following year. 

Phone number for Animal licensing is 973-770-1200 ext 114 or 136 or 140

The licensing fees are as follows:
Cat License:
Spayed/ Neutered: $11.00
Not Spayed/ Neutered: $13.00
Dog License:
Spayed/ Neutered: $11.00
Not Spayed/ Neutered: $14.00

If renewing by mail, please return the application form, proof of spay or neuter, and rabies certificate which shall not expire before October 31st of the following year along with a self-addressed stamped envelope with (2) first class stamps. Make check payable to: The Borough of Hopatcong.

If renewing in person, please fill out the application and bring it with you to Borough Hall along with the same documentation as above. Licenses will be issued between the hours of 9am and 4pm.  Exact change or check only.

The free Rabies Clinic will be held in the month of November every year. The Borough is currently working to move the free rabies clinic to align with the registration and renewal period.
Animal license application

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