Licensing fee for those owning “potentially dangerous” dogs raised to $700
Friday, February 15, 2013
BY CHRIS HARRIS
RIDGEWOOD — The Village Council this week unanimously approved an ordinance increasing the licensing fee for those owning “potentially dangerous” dogs.
The ordinance — voted on during Wednesday night’s meeting — increases the fee for dogs deemed “potentially dangerous” by a Municipal Court to $700. The new law does not specify breeds.
Currently, the lowest annual fee for a dog license is $18, and it maxes out at $75 for a three-year license.
Before the matter went to a final vote, several animal advocates and professionals from around the area spoke in support of the formation of a new committee in Ridgewood, charged with promoting responsible pet ownership.