Licensing & Permits

Dogs & Cats
  • Animals must have current, up to date immunization records before a license can be issued
  • Dog licenses are $10.00 for all neutered and spayed animals and $13.00 un-neutered or un-spayed
  • Licenses are required for all dogs on a yearly basis and due by April 30 of each year before a $25.00 late fee is assessed - 

    Berlin has extended the animal license late fee of $25.00  from April 30 to June 30, 2020 due to any inconvenience to our residents in regards to the coronavirus per  Resolution R4-10;2020 adopted at a meeting on April 9, 2020.  Even though the borough offices are closed to the public at this time, the staff is still working  to handle the day to day operations.  You may send your renewal for your animal license by mail with a check or money order in the amount of $10.00 for a neutered or spayed animal and $13.00 if not neutered or spayed.   Please remember that your animal must have an up to date rabies vaccine that is valid up to at least November of this year.  Please send a self-addressed envelope with your renewal for a prompt next day return.

  • Cat licenses are also required each year at the cost of $10.00

  • All licenses may be obtained through the mail if you send the following; previous year's license, if there is one, or a filled out animal form (can be obtained on this web site) along with a self addressed, stamped envelope and the fee that applies
  • Click here - for an Animal Registration Form
Raffle Licenses / Bingo / Games of Chance
  • State guideline applications may be obtained in the clerk's office
  • Applications should be submitted long in advance of event to give time for approval
  • Most fees are $20.00 per event to the State of New Jersey and $20.00 to the municipality
  • Additional fees will be required if applicable to type of game
  • Raffle Application
Mercantile License
  • All businesses in the Borough of Berlin are required to obtain a mercantile license with the exception of the businesses licensed by the State of New Jersey
  • Mercantile licenses are approved by the Governing Body
  • Mercantile fees are set by Borough Code
  • Applications with instructions may be obtained in the borough clerk's office
Apartment License
  • All apartments in Berlin Borough need to fill out an application giving specific information regarding the rental unit or units
  • Applications may be obtained in the borough clerk's office
  • Apartment fees are $50.00 per year per unit
  • Apartment License Application
Yard Sale License
  • Yard sale permits are required in the Borough of Berlin
  • Yard sale permit fees are $3.00
  • Permits may be obtained in the borough clerk's office
  • Click here - for Yard Sale Permit form