License Your Pet

Did you know that:

One in three pets will get lost in its lifetime.

Most of the lost pets found wearing a tag WILL get home.

Most of the lost pets found not wearing a tag WILL NOT get home.


By city ordinance dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated for rabies and need to have their city license renewed every year. With hurricane season beginning June 1 it is more important than ever that pets be licensed. Duval County is opening up Pet Friendly Shelters for the first time but they will only accept licensed and vaccinated pets.


The city of Jacksonville launched a public awareness campaign to let people know why it is so important to license their pets. Watch for this public service announcement on TV or download it right now.


Remember, a visible ID Tag is a lost pet's BEST chance of getting home.

License Information:
All City of Jacksonville resident dogs, cats, and ferrets are required to have rabies vaccinations on an annual basis. At the time of inoculation, the veterinarian is required to either sell the City of Jacksonville Rabies Tag or provide the owner with the paperwork to purchase the tag from the Tax Collector. The license fee for an animal in the City of Jacksonville is $20 annually.

Fees for registration in the City of Jacksonville are provided at no cost for up to three animals per household to owners who are:

  • 62 or older
  • 100 percent disabled

Click here to download the Pet License Application. (PDF 35KB)
License your pet online:


If you have other questions that have not been addressed here, contact the tax collector or Animal Care and Protective Services by calling (904) 630-CITY (2489).


*Residents of Baldwin and the Beaches need to contact their municipalities for animal registration information.