Animal/Pet Licensing

Dog and Cat Licensing

All dogs and cats over the age of four months are required to be licensed. Licenses must be transferred for a dog or cat to a new owner within 5 days of the transfer by notifying the Finance Department.

Animal Licensing Period

  • Licenses are valid for the calendar year (January 1 to December 31st). 
  • Reapplication for a license can be made until March 1st of each year without assessment of a fee surcharge.

License Application

Applications are available at the Finance Department and the Clinton Human Society. No license shall be issued to a person under the age of 18. The application must be made within 30 days of obtaining the animal, or at age four months of the animal. 

Items Needed for Application

  • Current rabies certificate from a licensed veterinarian which contains the tag number and expiration date of the rabies vaccine, or an exemption letter from a veterinarian. 
  • Evidence the animal has or has not been sprayed or neutered.
  • Evidence that the animal has or has not been microchipped.
  • Name, color, sex and breed of dog or cat.
  • Name, address, phone number and date of birth for the owner.

License Fees

License TypeUnaltered and No MicrochipMicrochip OnlyAltered OnlyAltered and Microchip
Dog or Cat$20$15$15$10
Dangerous Dog or Cat$100$100$100$100
Support Animal$20$15$15$10
Service AnimalNo feeNo feeNo feeNo fee
Replacement License$5$5$5$5