Both City and County residents must license all dogs over the age of 4 months. New residents must purchase a dog license within 60 days of moving into the county or city limits.
For questions, contact Animal Control.
To download license and adoption forms visit the Animal Control Dog Licensing webpage.
You can purchase a license at any of the locations below:
|1-Year License||2-Year License||3-Year License|
|Description||City / County||City / County||City / County|
|*Unaltered||$36 / $35||$66 / $65||$96 / $95|
|*Altered||$21 / $20||$36 / $35||$51 / $50|
|Puppy 4-6 mo to 1 year old||$15 / $16||-||-|
|Altered Service Dog||$10|
Senior Citizen Discounts
- City residents 65 years old or older receive half-price for all dogs licensed.
- County residents 65 years old or older receive the first dog license at half-price and all additional dogs at regular price.
The following papers are required when purchasing a dog license:
- Copy of the current rabies certificate (your veterinarian should provide you with two copies if you want to license your dog by mail)
- Proof your dog has been spayed or neutered in order to receive the discount
Multiple Dog Fee
Dog licenses are issued with an expiration date associated with the rabies vaccination date. This vaccination can be for one or two years, but no longer than three years. A dog license must be renewed on or before the expiration date to avoid the penalty fee of $5.
All fees for dog licensing is based on the expiration date of the rabies vaccination, whether the dog is altered or unaltered, and whether you reside within the city limits.
If you live within the city limits, your dog must be on a leash every time it is off of your property. Outside of city limits, your dog should be on a leash. If you do not keep it on-leash, you must be in voice control of your dog and must be with your dog.
*Senior citizens (65 or older) who had licensed their dogs prior to and as of September 10, 2003, were grandfathered in with one free license for the first dog and full price for any additional dogs. Senior citizens who live in the county and licensed a dog after this date and for the first time will be charged half-price for the first dog and full price for any additional dogs. Senior citizens who live in the city limits will be charged half-price for every dog they own.
Service Dog Licenses
Altered service dog licenses are half-price, which is $10 for a one-year license.
Within the city limits, owners of three or more dogs must purchase a multiple dog permit from the Animal Control Office. If you live in the county and own six or more dogs, you must purchase a Kennel License from the Animal Control Office. Questions? Call the Animal Control Office at (406) 541-7387.