Palm Beach County, Florida Not your city or county?

License By Mail

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs and cats 6 months of age and older must be licensed with Palm Beach County within 30 days of being in the county.

View the complete Palm Beach County ordinance

Mailing Address

To license by mail:

  1. Enclose copies of all required paperwork. The license application below may be downloaded and included, but it is not required.
  2. Determine the correct license fee for each of your pets.
  3. Make your check or money order payable to "Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control." Please do not send cash.
  4. Mail your paperwork and payment to:
  5. PBC Animal Care & Control Licensing
    c/o PetData
    PO Box 141929
    Irving, TX 75014-1929

 

Required Paperwork

  1. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information.
  2. Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services is required if the pet has been altered since the last licensing period and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered license fee.
  3. Include the owner's date of birth (age 70 years or older) if requesting the senior citizen discount for the first time.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please only send copies and retain the originals for your records.

License Fees

Standard Licensing Fees

1 Year

Unaltered Pet

$75.00

Spayed/Neutered Pet

$15.00

Senior Citizens Age 70+

 

Spayed/Neutered Pet Only

$11.25

Other Fees

 

Late Fee

$10.00

Replacement Tag

$5.00

The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for licensing spayed or neutered pets in order to promote sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation.

Due Date

Payment for your license is due by the expiration date of your prior license. If your pet is being licensed for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of acquiring your pet, and within 30 days of moving into Palm Beach County. License tags are required by law for all cats and dogs 6 months of age or older.

A late fee of $10 is added to the license fee if your license is not purchased within 30 days of the license expiration date.

Zip Search

Enter your zip code to get started.