Newark, NJ – February 10, 2021 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and Director of Health and Community Wellness Dr. Mark Wade, M.D., today reminded Newark residents who own dogs that with the start of the new year they must purchase or renew licenses for them. Applications for licenses are available in Room B-17, at City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. City Hall is located at 920 Broad Street.
Applicants for dog licenses must present the dog or dogs’ certificates of vaccination when applying for the license. The fee for dog licenses for spayed or neutered dogs is $9.20. The fee for dogs that are not spayed or neutered is $12.20. In 2020, the City issued 302 dog licenses.
Under Municipal Ordinances, anyone who owns a dog in the City of Newark must have a license. Each license comes with a metal tag that must be attached to the dog’s collar. Violations can result in fines of up to $50.00 in Newark Municipal Court.
Under Municipal Ordinance 6:1-12, anyone owning or controlling a dog must remove waste left by that dog from all sidewalks, gutters, streets, or other public areas. Waste must be either flushed in a toilet or placed in a non-leaking container (such as a plastic bag) and then placed in the trash. Violations can result in fines up to $500 in Newark Municipal Court.
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