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Licensing Information

License Fees

Standard License Fees

Unaltered Dog


Spayed/Neutered Dog


Senior Citizens Age 65 and Over with Altered Dog


Other Fees

Late Fee (per month up to $30 per pet)


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.

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. NOTE: The rabies vaccination must remain current throughout the term of the license. If it will expire before June 30th, a new certificate must be submitted within 15 days of the vaccination expiration date in order to maintain a current and valid license.
  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. Proof of age is required to receive the discounted fee for senior citizens age 62 and over. Proof of age is a valid driver’s license or other government issued document with the date of birth listed.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your documents for your records.

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 “Hawthorne Animal Licensing” Please do not send cash.
  4. Mail your paperwork and payment to:

    Hawthorne Animal Licensing
    c/o PetData
    PO Box 141929
    Irving, TX 75014-1929

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