Dog Owners

Valuable information for Dog Owners
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Learn about Dog Licensing:


  • $20.00 for a spayed/neutered dog
  • $23.00 for a non-spayed/un-neutered dog

Print the license application and mail it in or drop it off at the Clerk's office

If you are licensing a dog in Princeton, a certificate of rabies vaccination must be supplied and the vaccination may not expire prior to November 1, 2020.  If the animal has been neutered/spayed a certificate or other written proof is required in order to be exempt from a $3.00 surcharge.  These certificates will be returned to you.

In order to obtain a license, be sure to enclose a valid rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spaying/neutering, if applicable.  New Jersey State law requires that the rabies vaccination cannot expire prior to November 1st of the licensing year.

Pet Waste Pollutes Our Waters – What You Can Do To Help Protect Our Water

Did you know that animal waste from pets can pollute our waters? When left on the ground, pet waste is washed by rain and melting snow and ice into storm drains that carry it to our rivers, lakes, the ocean and drinking water.

Animal waste contains a high concentration of nutrients as well as bacteria and disease-causing microorganisms that can cause problems.

Princeton pet owners are required to remove all feces deposited by such dog on public or private property and must dispose of same in a sanitary manner in accordance with section 6-5.2 of the Princeton Code.

Residents are reminded that all dogs must be accompanied by and under the control of a responsible person and the dog must be on a leash not to exceed 8 feet in length, 24 hours a day unless confined within its owner’s property.  

Princeton Animal Control (609) 924-2728

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