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Why did I receive this notice?

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Why am I being billed when I have a current license?

There may be several reasons why you received a bill when you have a current license. We're happy to help with your account information - please fill out this form to begin the process.


When will I get my license tag?

A new license tag is now assigned to your pet for each license term. We will mail your tag and license receipt within 10 business days from the day we receive your completed license application and payment. Please allow an additional 3-5 business days to receive your tag or receipt in the mail. If we have not received correct payment or required documentation, you will be notified via mail and the processing of your license will be delayed.


How do I get a replacement tag?

You may obtain a replacement tag by sending a check or money order in the amount of $2.00 payable to "Fulton County Animal Licensing" to the mailing address below. Please do not send cash. Please include a copy of your license receipt or a note to designate the pet for which you are purchasing a replacement tag.

Fulton County Animal Licensing
C/O PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929


Can I transfer a license?

Currently, a tag cannot be transferred in Fulton County. If you have recently moved into the Fulton County or have recently adopted a pet, please apply for a new license.

Can I obtain a refund?

A refund may be available only if you have made payment twice for the same licensing term. For further information, please email Customer Service or call 1-877-263-7732.

How long is this license valid?

By ordinance, licenses must be purchased for the same term as the rabies vaccination and will expire on the same date that the vaccination expires. If the vaccination administered to your pet is for one year, a one-year license must be purchased. If your pet was given a 3-year vaccination, a 3-year license must be purchased.

Where is the local animal shelter?

Fulton County Animal Services
860 Marietta Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30318

To report stray animals or for questions unrelated to licensing, please call the shelter at 404-613-0358. For more information including directions to the shelter, please visit www.fultonanimalservices.com.


I have found a pet: what should I do?

If the pet is wearing a Fulton County license tag, please enter the tag number in the tag search box on the left side of the page. If you need assistance, you may call our office toll-free at 1-877-263-7732.

I have lost a pet: what should I do?

If an Animal Control Officer finds your pet, and your pet is wearing a current license tag on its collar, Animal Care Services will contact you. If another citizen finds your pet, they may use the tag number to contact you through our online search or by calling toll-free 1-877-263-7732.

If your pet has been lost, Animal Services recommends that you visit the shelter once per week to look for your pet. You can also look at the pictures of pets at the shelter at www.fultonanimalservices.com to see if your lost pet is pictured. Directions to the shelter are available on the website under "visit us".


Why should I license?

The primary reason is to prevent the spreading of rabies. Rabies is a constant health threat, and rabies vaccinations are good for your pet’s health. Did you know that rabies is 100% fatal for humans if not treated properly? Animal licensing helps Fulton County Animal Services monitor compliance with local and state rabies vaccination laws.

Licensing also helps Animal Services identify family pets, should an animal become lost. The fees from licensing are used to care for animals at the Fulton County Animal Shelter and investigate complaints about stray animals, among other services. Other goals of animal licensing are to promote responsible pet ownership and to reduce the tragedies associated with lost pets and pet overpopulation.


What are the licensing requirements?

Licensing Ordinance

Anyone owning a dog, cat, or ferret four months of age or older in Fulton County must have their pet vaccinated against rabies every one or three years and purchase a license.

View the complete Fulton County ordinance

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 when the pet reaches 4 months of age or within 30 days of moving into Fulton County.

License Term

By ordinance, licenses must be purchased for the same term as the rabies vaccination and will expire on the same date that the vaccination expires. If the vaccination administered to your pet is for one year, a one-year license must be purchased. If your pet was given a 3-year vaccination, a 3-year license must be purchased.

Why was licensing privatized?

Fulton County Animal Services chose to privatize animal licensing in 2003 to promote animal licensing in the County, help improve turnaround time on license applications and provide additional services to its citizens.

Who is PetData?

PetData, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, provides animal licensing services for municipalities and animal welfare agencies throughout the United States. The company, a member of the National Animal Control Association, has been in business since 1994. PetData’s goals are to increase animal licensing, to reduce animal euthanasia, to educate the community, and to help solve animal control problems.

Does PetData sell information?

We at PetData consider the privacy of our clients to be of paramount importance. PetData has never sold information or data to any third-party. PetData does not use any personally identifiable data collected for any purpose other than for those purposes as required by client contracts.

We do not respond to requests for information from non-client individuals or corporations, nor do we release information without the express written consent of our clients. PetData does not and will not share or sell client data with any other parties or make client data publicly available unless authorized by the client or required under a legal subpoena. All data belongs to our clients, and PetData serves only as a custodian for client-owned data.

Groups or individuals requesting data should contact their City or County directly as PetData will only release data to our contracted clients.

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