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License in Person

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs, cats, and ferrets 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Alachua County within 30 days of being in the county.

View the complete County ordinance

Licensing Locations

If your veterinary clinic issues Alachua County license tags, you may license your pet in person at the time of rabies vaccination.

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.

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

License Fees

Standard License Fees


Annual License


Service Dog


Other Fees

Replacement Tag


Due Date

Payment for your license is due on the expiration date of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license for a pet over the age of 4 months at the time of initial rabies vaccination or within 30 days of moving into Alachua County.

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