Pet Licensing & Permits

The City of Portland requires pet owners to register their dog(s) and cat(s) on an annual basis. Portland residents are also required to have proper identification tags on their pets. This includes having a city license tag and rabies vaccination tag, issued by a licensed veterinarian, on their collar at all times. These tags help reunite a lost pet with their family quickly. 

Pet Registration Information 

To register your pet(s), please bring proof of a current rabies vaccination for each animal. The annual registration fee is $5 per pet. Upon registration, your animal will be issued a city identification tag that will need to be displayed on your pets collar. Please note: Several area veterinarians work in conjunction with the City to provide City license tags for animals vaccinated in their clinics.

For more information, please call 361-777-4444.