Animal Licensing

Animal licensing is now due by January 31, 2018.
(A $5.00 per month, per animal late fee will be imposed for all payments received after January 31, 2018. * see Hamburg Ordinance 70-8 A (Dogs) and 70-3 G (Cats))

All cats and dogs in the Borough of Hamburg over the age of six (6) months must be licensed.  The purpose is to ensure that all animals have received their rabies vaccination.  Yearly licenses are due in January and proof of current rabies certificate through November 1st of the licensing year is required.

If you no longer have a dog/cat or your pet is deceased, please notify us to avoid renewal notices or a summons.

Licensing may be done in person or by mail to:

Borough of Hamburg
16 Wallkill Avenue
Hamburg, NJ 07419
Attn.: Kathy Garrett

Be sure to include the following:

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination (a license cannot be issued if the rabies vaccination expires before November 1, 2018.
  • A check payable to the Borough of Hamburg.  The fee are as follows: $8.20 for spayed or neutered and $11.20 non-spayed/non-neutered
  • New registrations for cats or dogs that are over 6 months need to fill out  form
  • A self addressed stamped envelope must be provided so the license can be returned by mail.

For a list of free rabies clinics offered in Sussex County, click here

Leash Law
Ordinance 70-12B: Dog to be accompanied by person over 12 years old; leash.  No person owning, keeping or harboring any dog shall suffer or permit it to be upon the public or private streets or in any public place of the Borough of Hamburg unless such dog is accompanied by a person over the age of 12 years and is securely confined and controlled by an adequate leash no more than 6 feet long.

General InformationOrdinance 70-13: protects the health and welfare of the Borough residents by requiring the prompt and proper disposal of animal feces in a sanitary manner.  Any violations of the Ordinance will result in a offense fine of $50.00.


Kathy Garrett
973-827-9230 x 4012