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License in Person

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

Licensing Locations

You may license your pet in person at the Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control at 7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, FL 33411. Please bring your pet's rabies vaccination certificate and spay/neuter certificate (if applicable) with you.

You may also purchase a County rabies/license tag at participating veterinary clinics. Most veterinary clinics in Palm Beach County offer the County rabies/license tag. Please check with your veterinarian. Please note that veterinary offices may charge a handling fee of up to $5 for each tag.

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


Spayed/Neutered Pet


Senior Citizens Age 70+


Spayed/Neutered Pet Only


Other Fees


Late Fee


Replacement Tag


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. Licenses are valid for one year from the date of the rabies vaccination or the anniversary of the vaccination date, and cannot be valid beyond the expiration of the current rabies vaccination.

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.

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