Pet Licensing & Animal Resources

Pet Licensing

All dogs and cats seven months or older residing in the Borough must be licensed. Licenses are renewable every January.  

New Jersey regulations require that the duration of immunity from the most recent vaccination extends through at least the first 10 months of the 12 month licensing period.

 N.J.A.C. 8:23A-4.1  

Online Pet Licensing Resident Portal

Pet Licensing Application


  • Altered / Neutered: $10
  • Non-Altered / Non-Neutered: $15
  • Late Fee for all previously licensed pets, applicable on March 1: $25

Animal Bites

Reporting of all animal bites that have occurred in Westwood.  Warm blooded animals, such as cats, dogs, bats, raccoons, skunks and other wildlife can carry and transmit rabies.

Animal Resources

4:22-17 Cruelty; certain acts, crime; degrees 

4:22-26 Penalties for various acts constituting cruelty 

Guide to Prevention of Animal Cruelty Laws 2018