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2014 animal licenses available at NPD

Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 11:08 a.m. CST

The Newton Police Department has 2014 dog, cat and Sus scrofa domesticus (potbellied pigs) tags for sale.

Pet owners are being reminded that 2014 animal licenses must be purchased by March 31, 2014, to avoid a late fee of $20. Licenses are available at the police department from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The license fee for altered animals is $15. The license fee for unaltered animals is $25. Pet owners can receive a civil penalty fine of up to $150.00 for not having their pet licensed.

Residents need to bring proof of current rabies vaccinations for their pets when purchasing the license. The Newton Police Department does not accept debit or credit cards and are only is able to accept cash or checks at this time.

Bike licenses are also available for $2 and are good until the bike is no longer operable.