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License Requirements

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.

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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.

License Term

Licenses are valid for 1 year from the date of rabies vaccination and will expire on the anniversary of the rabies vaccination. Licenses will not be valid longer than the expiration of the current rabies vaccination.

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