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April 16, 2021
City Health Department Summit is reminding residents to renew all dog and cat licenses by 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Renewal notices have been mailed to all licensed dog and cat owners in the town of Summit. State law requires any dog that is either seven months old or has permanent teeth to be admitted. According to local regulations, cats are also allowed after seven months.
All animals should be registered within ten days of moving to the Summit or reaching license age. However, a current license for another New Jersey community is accepted as compliance until that license expires. After the license expires, the animal must be licensed in Summit.
Proof of rabies protection must be enclosed with all applications. The State Department of Health has advised that communities cannot license pets with rabies vaccinations that have expired more than two months before the end of the license year. Residents must provide proof of rabies vaccination (photocopy acceptable) with an expiration date of March 31, 2022 or later. For medical reasons, some puppies or dogs will receive a one-year vaccination which may not cover the registration period. In these cases, please contact the summit’s health department.
All renewal notifications must be received by the city health department no later than the end of the business day on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. After that date, a fee of $ 10.00 per pet will apply. There is no late registration fee. Summit residents with questions about licenses or rabies vaccinations should call the health department at 908-277-6464.
This press release has been prepared by the city of the summit. The views expressed here are the author’s own.