Pet Licensing & Permits


Please remember to register your dogs and cats annually. The cost of registration is $5 per animal. Proof of rabies vaccination is required to register your pet. Upon registration, your animal will be issued a city identification tag. Several area veterinarians work in conjunction with the city to provide city license tags for animals vaccinated in their clinics.

The City of Portland requires pet owners to properly tag their animals with the city license tag and the rabies vaccination tag, issued by a licensed veterinarian. When worn by the animals, these tags can assist in reuniting lost animals with the owners. To locate a lost pet or for adoption information, please contact the Police Department by calling (361) 777-4444 (361) 777-4444.