Pet License Information

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What is a "pet license"?

A pet license is an identification tag imprinted with the shelter phone number and a unique ID number specific to your pet. Valuable information that will assist the shelter staff in returning your pet to you, should it be injured or lost.  



Why does my pet need a city registration?

The City of Richardson Animal Ordinances Section 5-9 requires that all animals capable of transmitting rabies, including dogs and cats, have a current rabies vaccination and are registered with animal services.

How much does a city registration cost?

Spayed/Neutered Pets: $5.00 per year
Unsterilized Pets: $10.00 per year
FREE for residents 65 and over

What do I need to get a city registration for my pet?

A current veterinarian rabies vaccination certificate and a form of payment.

Where & How can I get this city registration?

Pet registration can be accomplished several ways:



Bring certificate and fee to:


City of Richardson Animal Shelter
1330 Columbia
Richardson, TX 75081


City of Richardson City Hall/Civic Center
Health Department
411 W. Arapaho, Room 107
Richardson, TX 75080



  1. Mail the certificate and fee along with a self addressed stamped envelope to:
    (certificate will be returned to you)
    City of Richardson Pet Registration
    P.O. Box 831907
    Richardson, Tx 75083-1907

  2. Contact the shelter and schedule an appointment to have one of the staff stop by your home.
    Call: (972) 744-4480.

  3. Register Online