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License Fees

License Fees

License Fees

Unaltered Dog or Cat


Altered Dog or Cat


Other Fees

Late Fee (30 days past license expiration)


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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 and starvation.

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Due Date

Payment for your license is due within 30 days of your pet’s rabies vaccination date or the expiration of your previous license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license when the pet reaches 6 months of age or within 30 days of moving into the City of Dubuque or owning the pet.

A late fee of $16.00 is added to each pet not renewed within 30 days of the license expiration date. If this is your first notice to license your pet, a late fee will be added to your license fee if you have not responded within 30 days.

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