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License By Mail

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs and cats over four months of age in the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri must be licensed annually or triennially. All dogs and cats must display a current license tag at all times.

View the complete Kansas City, Missouri ordinance

Mailing Address

Please mail all required documentation, along with your check or money order payable to "Kansas City Animal Licensing" to the address below. Please do not send cash.

Kansas City Animal Licensing
c/o PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929

Required Paperwork

Please submit a copy of your current rabies vaccination certificate, signed by a licensed veterinarian. An invoice or statement of services is not sufficient as proof of rabies vaccination. Check your certificate for correct address and pet information.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your vaccination certificate for your records.

License Fees

Licensing Fees





Service Animal

no fee **

Other Fees

Late Fee (after 60 days)


Replacement Tag


** There is no fee required if you provide proof that your animal is a service animal.

Free Ride Home Program: If your currently licensed pet is ever lost, Animal Care & Control may be able to return the pet to you without taking the pet to the shelter up to once per year. Please be sure your information is up to date so you can be contacted.


PDF  Download License Application (PDF format)

Due Date

Payment for your license is due on the last day of the month in which your previous license expires.

By ordinance, a late fee of $25 is added to each license not purchased within 60 days of the due date.

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