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Pet Licenses in Monroe County

Monroe County requires that any person who owns or keeps in the county a dog, cat or ferret six months of age or older shall cause the animal to be licensed upon establishing residency in the county or upon the animal reaching the age of six months.

A license shall consist of a license certificate and a license tag for the animal's collar. License certificates and license tags may be issued only by the animal control divisions and licensed veterinarians upon proof that the animal has been inoculated against rabies as required by law and shall be valid for the number of years that the rabies vaccination covers. No license certificate or license tag issued by any other jurisdiction shall be valid in the county.

Any nonresident who brings a dog, cat, or ferret six months of age or older into the county with intent to reside within the county permanently, or temporarily for a minimum of six months, shall obtain a license certificate and a license tag from the animal control division or a licensed veterinarian within 30 days of arrival. The owner must prove ownership of the animal.

Persons newly residing in the county shall comply with the licensing provisions of this section within 30 days of change of residence.

One-Year Pet License Fees in Monroe County:

License Type

Dog

Cat

Ferret

Altered

$10

$10

$6

Unaltered

$35

$35

$6

Replacement

$2

$2

$2

*$5 Discount on pet license if animal has a microchip

Three-Year Pet License Fees in Monroe County:

License Type

Dog

Cat

Ferret

Altered

$20

$20

$10

Unaltered

$75

$75

$10

Replacement

$2

$2

$2

*$5 Discount on pet license if animal has a microchip

Dangerous Dog Certificate of Registration First Year

$100

Dangerous Dog Certificate of Registration Annual Renewal

$50

 

 

In the event a license tag is lost or destroyed, a replacement shall be issued by the animal control supervisor or licensed veterinarian upon presentation of the corresponding license certificate and payment of the appropriate fee.

It is unlawful for any person to use or to possess a stolen, counterfeit or forged license certificate or license tag, vaccination certificate, inoculation deterrent form or other documentation required by or issued pursuant to this chapter. It is unlawful for the owner or keeper of a dog to refuse to show upon demand by the animal control supervisor or an animal control officer the license certificate or license tag or other documents required by and issued pursuant to this chapter.

A dog, cat or ferret that is required to be licensed and that is not licensed shall not be released from a county animal control shelter until properly licensed.

No license or license tag issued for one dog, cat or ferret shall be transferable to another dog, cat or ferret. Whenever the ownership or possession of any dog, cat or ferret is permanently transferred from one person to another within the same county, the license of the dog, cat or ferret may be likewise transferred by the last registered owner upon proper notice in writing to the animal control supervisor who shall note the transfer upon his records

Any animal control supervisor and any animal control officer may refuse to issue to any person who has been convicted of any state or federal crimes related to animals a license for a dog, cat or ferret.