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License Online

Licensing Ordinance

DeKalb Animal Ordinance Chapter 5, Sec. 5-17 requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated against rabies and registered with DeKalb County.

View the complete DeKalb County ordinance

Instructions to License Online

Ready to register your pet? If you would like to register online, a convenience fee of $2.00 will apply for each transaction. Multiple pets can be registered in one transaction. Any required documents, such as your pet's current rabies vaccination certificate, may be scanned and uploaded or submitted later by fax, mail or email. The registration will be issued after all required documents are received.

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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 an indication on the rabies certificate, a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services, is required if the pet has been altered since the last registration period or since the last rabies vaccination certificate and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered registration fee.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please only send copies and retain the originals for your records.

License Fees

Standard Registration Fees

1 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Pet



Spayed/Neutered Pet



Other Fees


Late Fee


Pets must be registered for the same term as the rabies vaccination. If submitting a certificate for a 3-year rabies vaccination, pay the 3-year fee. If a one-year vaccination was given, pay the 1-year fee.

Please consider making a voluntary donation to benefit the animals in the care of DeKalb County Animal Services. Thank you.

The cost for registering unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for registering spayed or neutered pets in order to promote responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation.

Due Date

Payment for your registration is due within 60 days of the date of your pet's rabies vaccination. If you are registering for the first time, you must register within 60 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months or within 60 days of moving into DeKalb County.

A $10.00 late fee will be added to the registration fee for any pet registered more than 60 days after the rabies vaccination date.

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