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License Requirements

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies and licensed with the Town of Matthews. Only residents within the Town Limits of Matthews should license with Matthews.

Pet owners in Charlotte, Mint Hill, Pineville, or the unincorporated county must license through Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Licensing, even with a "Matthews" mail address.

View the complete Town of Matthews 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 within 30 days of obtaining a dog, cat or ferret over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of establishing residence in the Town of Matthews.

License Term

Animal Licenses will expire either one year or three years from date of issue for the first license depending on the license term purchased. Subsequent licenses will expire either one or three years from the date of renewal, depending on the license term purchased.

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