Dog Licenses

Dog licensing is a state law and part of South Hackensack’s rabies control program. Dog licensing ensures that pets have up to date rabies immunizations. Licensing encourages pet population control through the low cost spay and neuter program. Reduced license fees are charged for pets that are sprayed and neutered. Licensing  also has the added benefit of providing an easy way to identify lost pets so that they can be quickly returned to their proper owner.

When do I have obtain/renew my Dog's license?

Pet owners are required to obtain a license when their dog is 6 months old. Licenses must be renewed annually by January 31st.

What information is required to obtain a license?

  1. Proof of your dog’s current rabies immunization from your veterinarian. State Health department policy requires the duration of your dogs rabies immunization to be concurrent with the license year.
  2. Proof of spaying or neutering. To qualify for the reduced license fee, you must provide proof from your veterinarian that your dog has been spayed or neutered.


License for spayed or neutered dog $8.00
License for non-spayed or non-neutered dog $11.00

A license may be obtained in person at the Municipal Clerk’s Office or by mail to the following address:

South Hackensack Municipal Clerk
227 Phillips Ave.
South Hackensack, NJ 07606

Attention: Dog Licenses.

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