Cat Licensing

All cats owned by Freehold Township residents must be licensed by the Health Department. The licensing fee is $11 per year for each spayed/neutered cat and $30 per year for each non-spayed /non-neutered cat. A 3-year license is also available for $33 for each spayed/neutered cat and $90 for each non-spayed/non-neutered cat. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required and must not expire before October 31st of the licensing year (or final year of 3-year license).

To pay the lower licensing fees, proof of spay/neuter is required. Licenses are valid for the calendar year from March to February. To license your cat, you must complete an Application for a Cat License (PDF), provide proof of rabies inoculation, proof of spaying or neutering, and pay the appropriate fees. You may license by mail or in person at the Health Department during business hours. If your cat is already licensed, you should receive a notice of renewal in late February of the expiration year. The license can be renewed by mail by noting any necessary changes on the renewal form (i.e. address change, etc.) and enclosing the proper fee payable by check or money order.

Kennels and pet shops require a license and are inspected at least once a year. See the Application for a License to Operate a Kennel, Pet Shop, Shelter or Pound (PDF).

If you have a question or complaint about a pet shop or kennel, please call the Health Department at 732-294-2060.