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Licensing for Cats and Dogs

Animal Control     732-745-5200

The New Brunswick Division of Animal Control works to protect both residents and pets and stray animals. The Division responds to calls in New Brunswick and North Brunswick, rents traps to New Brunswick residents to remove unwanted animals from private property in a harmless way, and provides basic veterinary services to animals without owners.

In accordance with Municipal Codes 6.04 and 6.08, residents must secure a license for all pets and exotic animals kept in the City of New Brunswick. To apply for a pet license from the Division of Animal Control, please fill out the appropriate form  and return it with payment (no personal checks) to:

New Brunswick Health Department
Division of Animal Control
PO Box 269
New Brunswick NJ  08903-0269



The Division of Animal Control also offers free educational information to residents on issues related to pet care and handling as well as rabies and neuter/spay programs.

For additional information, please call the New Brunswick Police Department non-emergency line at 732-745-5200 and asked to be transferred to Animal Control.