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Licensing Ordinance

All dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be licensed with the City.

View the complete City ordinance

Licensing Locations

Pet licenses are available in person at City Treasurer's Office locations, Parks and Recreation Visitor Center, and participating veterinary clinics. Please bring your pet’s rabies vaccination certificate and spay/neuter certificate (if applicable) with you.

Click here for a current listing of 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


Unaltered Dog or Cat


Spayed or Neutered Dog


Spayed or Neutered Cat


Other Fees

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

All licenses expire annually on December 31 and must be renewed for the following year by December 31.

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