Dogs & Cats
Residents may have no more than two dogs of more than six months of age 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 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.
You can apply in person or online. Bring in or attach a copy to the online application 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.
Residents may not have 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 variance from the governing body. To apply for a variance, please submit an application for a Special Permit. The fee to apply for a Special Permit is $100.