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License in Person

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Charlotte County. Any person who lives in the county for more than twenty-eight (28) consecutive days shall be deemed to be a resident of the county. Residents are required to purchase a license for their pets.

View the complete Charlotte County ordinance

Licensing Locations

You may license your pet in person with your veterinarian or at any of the Charlotte County Tax Collectors locations. Please bring your pet’s rabies vaccination certificate and spay/neuter certificate (if applicable) with you. Click here for a current listing of participating locations.

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.

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

License Fees

Standard License Fees 1-Year
Unaltered Pet $35.00
Altered Pet $17.00
All Pets 1 Year of Age or Under $17.00
Other Fees  
Replacement Tag - Unaltered $17.00
Replacement Tag - Altered $8.00

The cost for licensing unaltered 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 within 30 days of the expiration of your current license. If you are licensing a pet for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining your pet’s rabies vaccination.

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