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REMINDER: Time to Renew Your Cat License

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2022 Cat license renewal reminder and application have been sent out and now you can pay online! If you need to register your cat, click here for the application.


  1. Local Ordinance requires that all cats be licensed and have a current tag affixed to collar or harness. All cats 6 months or older must be licensed. An increased fee of $2.00 per cat shall be paid by all persons purchasing cat license after September 1st or more than 3 months after such cat becomes 6 months of age.
  2. All cat licenses run from July 1 to June 30 each year (i.e. a 2021 cat license is good from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022). Failure to renew cat license may result in a court appearance.
  3. Check rabies information. State Statute requires that any rabies vaccine that expires before May 1st of 2023 will require an updated vaccine prior to the issuance of a new license. If there has been any chance since last billing, be sure to enclose a copy of required certificate.
  4. Check neuter status. If you have not already qualified for a reduced license fee, you may do so only by endorsing a spay/neuter certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian.
  5. License must be issued in the name of an adult member of the household.
  6. FREE RABIES CLINIC offered by Monmouth County Regional Health Commission. For more info, call (732) 493-9520 or visit
  7. RETURN THE APPLICATION along with your check payable to the Borough of Highlands in the appropriate amount to: Cat Licensing, 42 Shore Dr., Highlands, NJ 07732.

If you pay online, then email receipt and completed application to the Clerk’s office.

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