All residents are required by law to license their dogs.
Dog licensing benefits our community by:
-Dog licenses can be traced around the clock to decrease impounds as the officer or CSO may be able to return the dog to the owner directly, eliminating the need to take the dog to the shelter.
-Ensuring dogs have their current rabies vaccination, protecting pet owners and their animals by tracking dangerous and aggressive dogs and habitual offender of animal laws.
How to obtain a dog license:
Dog licenses are obtained by stopping by the Police Department, providing owner information, vaccination information, and a description of the dog. Tags are issued for the duration of the vaccination period.
Dog License Fees:
Dog license free of fees to encourage owners to register and ensure that safety of citizens and other animals. However, fines for failure to register are strictly enforced and significant. Multiple offenses increase the fines.
Renewals are needed at the expiration of the vaccination period. The renewal is the in force for the length of the next vaccination period (1, 2 or 3 years).