Chester Township does not require the licensing of cats.
The licensing of all dogs over the age of six months in the Township are required by state law and Township ordinance. You must license your animal in the town that you live in.
Licenses must be renewed each year by January 31st.
Proof of rabies vaccination is required to license your dog. The Rabies vaccination certificate must be valid through November 1st of the licensing year.
If the certificate is not valid through November 1st of the licensing year, the animal must be vaccinated prior to licensing.
Licenses may be obtained at the Clerk’s Office in the Municipal Building.
Annual Licensing Fees if paid by January 31st
Neutered/ spayed Dog $11.00 per dog
Non-neutered/ non-spayed Dog $14.00 per dog
LATE FEES are assessed beginning March 1st
$2.00 per month per dog from March through December.
As a courtesy, owners of licensed dogs will receive a reminder card in the mail in January. Check local newspapers and the Morris County website for free rabies clinics for both dogs and cats.
Chester Township holds a yearly rabies clinic usually in November at the Department of Public Works Garage, 65 Furnace Road, Chester. Please check the Township Calendar for details as the clinic date draws near.
License Application Forms
Animal Control Services
Animal control services for Chester Township are provided by Animal Control Solutions. They can be reached at 908 722-1271.