Dear Residents:

If you own one or more dogs in Downe Township, please know you are required by law to register your dog(s) in the State of New Jersey. If you have not yet registered your dog(s) for 2024, please contact Nicole in the Municipal Building, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 5pm to register. However, please be aware that I am out of the office from 12pm to 1pm usually for lunch and Thursday mornings for inspections.

The dog licenses are valid for a period of one (1) year, from January 1st to December 31st. The dog license registration fee is $7.00 for each spayed or neutered dog. However, if the dog is not spayed or neutered, then the fee is $10.00. Please submit a check or money order and be sure to make it out to the Township of Downe. Dog registrations are due by March 31, 2024. In the event that a registrant fails to register their dog within the appropriate time period, then there is an additional late fee of $5.00 thereafter.

In addition to payment, proper documentation is required for each dog. Specifically, be sure to provide the documentation for each dog’s most recent rabies vaccine and for any spayed/neutered procedures, if applicable. All rabies vaccines must be considered valid for at least 10 months of the year before you can register your dog, so the rabies vaccine expiration date must be Nov. 1, 2024 or later. Though, please note, the Cumberland County Health Department does provide FREE rabies clinics at various location around the county throughout the year. See the link attached below for specific details regarding locations, dates and times.

Any dog registrations must be submitted to Downe Township, Attn: Nicole Marlette, 288 Main Street, Newport, NJ 08345 either via mail, dropbox, or office visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.



Nicole Marlette

Administrative Assistant

Township of Downe

[email protected]


Click the links below for an Application Form or for the 2023 Free Rabies Clinics Flyer:

ANNUAL Downe Township Dog License Application