License Your Pet


1 in 3 Pets will become lost in their lifetime. Make sure your pet has a ticket home!

Louisville pets owners must license all dogs, cats and ferrets with LMAS. Pet licensing is a requirement of the Louisville Animal Ordinance. You can purchase a renewable pet license in one-year or three-year increments. You will need proof your pet's Rabies vaccination is up-to-date, to obtain a pet license. 

There are four ways to license your pet
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*Due to circumstances beyond our control, it could take 4-6 weeks to receive a pet license by mail. To request a digital copy of your pet's license, please contact the business office.

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What are the Benefits to Licensing Your Pet?

Being reunited with your pet is just a phone call away: 365 days a year, dispatchers are on duty to help with the process.  For those who find a lost licensed pet, it's your assurance that the pet has its updated rabies shots.  If Animal Services finds your lost pet, we will escort it home.


Licensing Info & Fees

1 YR Altered (spayed/neutered): $10.00

1 YR Altered - Senior: $5

3 YR Altered: $27.00

3 YR Altered - Senior: $13.50

1 YR Unaltered: $60.00

**Discounted rate for senior citizens' pet licenses - pets must be altered to qualify, limit of two pets per household

Please add $.50 for postage and processing for each license on mail-in applications


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