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License in Person

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs, cats, and ferrets 4 months of age or older must be vaccinated against rabies and registered with Animal Services. The owner of a newly acquired pet must register within 30 days.

View the complete Citrus County ordinance

Licensing Locations

You may license your pet in person at Citrus County Animal Services at 4030 S. Airport Rd. in Inverness. Please bring your pet’s rabies vaccination certificate and spay/neuter certificate (if applicable) with you.

Some veterinary clinics offer the Citrus County animal license along with your pet’s rabies vaccination. Please check with your clinic to find out whether they participate.

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 Pet



Spayed/Neutered Pet



Other Fees

Replacement Tag

No Charge

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

Payment for your license is due within 30 days of the expiration of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months.

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