Do I have to get my Dog Licensed with the City?
Every person owning, having charge, care, control or custody over any dog, four months and older, must purchase a license and tag for the dog. The tag must be affixed to a collar or harness in a conspicuous fashion.
How much does a Dog License and Tag cost?
The dog license fees vary depending on whether or not the dog has been spayed/ neutered and the licensing period selected by the owner (license can be renewed for one to three years depending on the rabies expiration date) . There is a considerable reduction in fees for spayed/ neutered dogs.
Dog owners fifty-five years of age or older pay a reduced fee if their dog is spayed/ neutered.
How do I apply for a Dog License?
The dog owner will need to apply in person at the Police Department counter, located at 440 Harcourt Avenue (underneath City Hall). Please bring the dog’s current rabies vaccination certificate. The City cannot issue a dog license or tag without a rabies vaccination certificate.
How do I renew my Dog License?
Dog licenses are good for one to three years. If your dog’s rabies vaccination is good for three years, you may choose to license the dog for three years. All licenses expire on April 30th.
The City will send out renewal notices around April 1st of each year. The renewal license fees are due May 1st and become delinquent on June 1st. The delinquency fee is five dollars ($5.00).
Lost Dog Tag?
To request a replacement for a lost dog tag, you will need to go to the Police Department, located at 440 Harcourt Avenue (underneath City Hall), and pay a five dollar ($5.00) fee.
Is any dog Exempt from the license fee?
- No fee will be charged for the issuance of a license for a Seeing Eye dog.
- Dogs kept, harbored, or maintained by owners who are nonresidents of the city and are staying within the city for fifteen days or less do not require licensing.
- Dogs brought into the city for the purpose of participating in any dog show, exhibition, or competition do not require licensing.