Pet Registration

All DeKalb County pet owners must register their pets as required by the law. Doing so not only ensures that Animal Enforcement Officers can contact you if your pet is lost, but the license fee also helps cover the cost of caring for homeless and injured pets in the county shelter. Pet owners whose pets aren’t registered may receive a citation and have to go to court.

If you have found a pet in DeKalb County with a registered rabies tag, look up the rabies tag owner’s information online and help reunite that pet with their family.

If the tag isn’t registered, please visit our Found a Pet page for tips on what to do next before bringing an owned pet to the shelter.

How to Register
By Mail

Print and fill out this Pet Registration Form. Along with the completed form, include the correct registration fee amount and a copy of your pet’s rabies vaccination certificate and mail to: DeKalb County Animal Licensing, c/o PetData, PO Box 141929, Irving, TX 75014.


Visit and follow the instructions provided.

In Person

Visit DeKalb County Animal Services during regular business hours to purchase your pet’s license. See our hours on our Contact page.

Customer Service

Pet licensing is handled through a third party. Visit PetData’s customer service assistance page or call 1.877.835.6788.

Pet Registration Fees

A 3-year pet license requires a 3-year rabies vaccination. There is a $10 late fee if your license is more than 60 days overdue. Registration of a classified dangerous or vicious animal is $250.

When you license your pet, we hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible donation to support LifeLine’s lifesaving efforts in DeKalb County!


Even with proper registration and an ID tag, pets can go missing. Taking swift action can help you find your pet. Start your search as soon as you discover that your pet has gone missing. 


Save money by visiting one of LifeLine’s affordable veterinary care clinics to have your pet spayed or neutered, to get your pet’s vaccines and more! Make an appointment today.

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