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The Newton Police Department has 2020 dog, cat, and miniature pig licenses available for sale. Newton pet owners are being reminded that 2020 animal licenses must be purchased by Tuesday, March 31, 2020, to avoid a late fee of $20.00.
Licenses are available at the Newton Police Department during regular business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The license fee for altered animals is $15.00. The license fee for unaltered animals is $25.00.
The Newton Police Department does accept debit and credit cards; as well as check or cash for payment.
All DOGS and CATS over 6 months old must be licensed annually by March 31* of each year. To purchase a license, bring the following to the Newton Police Department:
All MINIATURE PIGS must be licensed annually by March 31* of each year. City residents may own no more than two miniature pigs at a property on a permanent basis. To purchase a license, bring the following to the Newton Police Department:
*A $20 late fee will be assessed to pets licensed after March 31 of each year.
See City Code Title IX, Chapter 90, Sections 90.13 and 90.14 for additional information.
Dogs and Miniature Pigs OFF Premises of Owner:
Dogs and Miniature Pigs ON Premises of Owner:
Cats are allowed to be unrestrained at any time within the city unless the cat is causing damage or interfering with the property of another.
Residents found in violation of city requirements are subject to a fine, and pets that are unlicensed or at large are subject to impoundment at the Jasper County Animal Rescue League.
City residents are not allowed to keep, shelter or harbor as a pet any dangerous animal, i.e. venomous snakes, wolves, foxes, bobcats, badgers, raccoons, snapping turtles, bats, rats (except white rats). See City Code Title IX, Chapter 90 for more information.