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License Requirements

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Manatee County within 3 business days of being in the county or acquiring the pet.

View the complete Manatee County ordinance

Due Date

Payment for your license is due on the the expiration date of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 3 business days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months or within 3 business days of moving into Manatee County.

License Term

Licenses expire one (1) year from the date of issuance.

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