Dogs & Cats

You must register your dog or cat (6 months old and older) within 30 days of the date the animal is first owned and kept within the city. The license is good for one year from the date of registration.


Bring in a copy of an up-to-date rabies vaccination certificate from your veterinarian at the time of licensing. Residents are responsible for ensuring that vaccinations do not expire during the licensing year.

Every owner who fails to register their dog or cat within 30 days of the expiration of the registration period will pay, in addition to the registration fee, a penalty fee for late registration in the following amounts:

  • For registration more than 30 days but less than 60 days late there is a $5 penalty fee. 
  • For registrations more than 60 days but less than 90 days late there is a $10 penalty fee.


All dogs and cats six months of age or older must be licensed.

  • $10 for spayed/neutered animal
  • $25 for unneutered animals


You may pay in-person or online. There is a convenience fee charged per transaction if you pay via the internet. We accept the following cards: Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

We also accept electronic fund transfers from checking accounts.


No more than two dogs of six months of age or older or more than one litter of pups, or more than two cats of more than six months of age or more than one litter of kittens, or engage in the commercial business of breeding, buying, selling, trading, training, or boarding cats or dogs or both cats and dogs, without having obtained a Special Permit (PDF) from the governing body.

Special Permit

The fee for a Special Permit (PDF) or its renewal is $100. Those persons who have received governing body approval to keep more than two dogs or more than two cats prior to the effective date of this ordinance shall be exempt from the requirement to pay such special permit fee, or any renewal thereof; provided, however, that this exemption shall no longer apply if a special permit is suspended or revoked as hereinafter provided.