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Licensing Information

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.


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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.

Payment Options

You may pay for your animal license in one of the following ways:

  1. You may license by mail and pay for your license with a check or money order made payable to "Kansas City Animal Licensing."
  2. You may license online and pay for your license with a major credit card. A convenience fee will apply per transaction. Multiple pets can be licensed in one transaction.
  3. You may license in person at the Kansas City Animal Shelter or at participating veterinary clinics. Please bring a copy of your pet's current rabies certificate.

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.

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

Licensing Locations

You may apply for your license in person at the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter located at 7077 Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64132.

You may also purchase a license at a participating veterinary clinic. Click here for a current listing of participating clinics.

A $2.00 surcharge may be added to each license purchased at the shelter or at a veterinary clinic. If you wish to avoid this surcharge, you may purchase your pet’s license by mail.

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