Register your pet

Registering your pet is a way to insure that Animal Control Officers contact you if your pet becomes lost. Additionally, your pet's license fee helps the lost pets within out care receive shelter and medical care while waiting to be reunited with their owners.

If you have found a pet in DeKalb County with a registered rabies tag, you can look up the owner information online here.

The DeKalb County animal ordinance requires all pet owners in DeKalb County to register their dogs and cats. Pet owners who do not comply may receive a citation and have to go to court.


Pet License Fees:

1 Year
3 Year*
Spayed/Neutered Pet:
Unaltered (not spayed/neutered) Pet**:

* Requires a 3-year rabies vaccination
** Make an appointment at our low-cost clinics!

There is a $10 late fee if your license is more that 60 days overdue.


How To License Your Pets:

  • By Mail - Please print and fill out this Pet Registration Form along with the correct registration fee and a copy of your pet's rabies vaccination certificate and send to:  DeKalb County Animal Licensing, c/o PetData, PO Box 141929, Irving, TX 75014. 
  • Online - Through

For questions about pet licensing in DeKalb County, please call 1-877-835-6788 or visit While you are licensing your pet, we hope you will consider making a tax deductible donation to support LifeLine's lifesaving efforts in DeKalb County.