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License Requirements

Licensing Ordinance

Anyone owning a dog or cat six months of age or older in the City of Dubuque must have their pet vaccinated against rabies every one or three years. A license must be purchased annually.

Dubuque City Ordinance Online

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.

License Term

Licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase and subsequent renewal licenses will begin on the anniversary of the original purchase date.
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