Dallas Pet Registration Requirements

Since June 17, 2017 Dallas ONLY requires that your pet be microchipped – you do not have to register with the city. All pets 4 months of age and older must be microchipped in the city of Dallas, and they must be up to date on their Rabies vaccination.

Microchipping is available at all Low Cost Pet Vax clinics (see our locations here) for $30, or $20 with any package.

All that’s needed is a microchip and you no longer have to worry about annual registration!

More information: http://dallascityhall.com/departments/dallas-animal-services/Pages/microchipping-FAQ.aspx

Fort Worth Pet Registration Requirements

Fort Worth pet registration laws require all dogs, cats and ferrets that are not microchipped to have a pet license. A microchip can now replace registration, but the microchip’s information must be up-to-date. If you think your pet’s microchipped but don’t know if it’s been registered or updated, we can scan your pet for the microchip number. You can use that number to look up your pet’s information and see if it’s correct.

Pet licenses need to be renewed every year or every three years. Fort Worth also offers life-time pet registration. A rabies certificate is required for all pet licenses:


One-year license with microchip – $12

One-year license without microchip – $36

Three-year licenses (requires microchip & 3 year rabies) – $12

A late license fee is $100 regardless.

Fort Worth also requires dogs and cats that aren’t spayed or neutered to have an ‘intact pet permit’. These are a one-time fee of $50.  

More information: http://fortworthtexas.gov/animals/licenses/

Irving Pet Registration Requirements

Irving requires registration for all cats and dogs above 4 months of age. It costs 

You can register your pet with the city of Irving online, by mail, or in-person.

Online/Mail – Visit https://www.petdata.com/ and provide your zipcode to get started on the registration process.

In-Person – Bring an up-to-date Rabies vaccination certificate to the Irving Animal Care Campus. If your pet is microchipped , bring your microchip registration information as well for a discount.

Registration is $5 if the animal is microchipped, $10 if the animal is spayed or neutered but not microchipped, and $15 if the animal isn’t microchipped or spayed / neutered.

Arlington Pet Registration Requirements

Arlington requires dogs and cats to be registered (or licensed) every year. The fee is $7 for spayed/neutered pets, and $30 for intact pets.

You also must have proof of a current Rabies vaccination.

Plano Pet Registration Requirements

Plano requires dogs and cats to be registered yearly. For registration, your pet needs a current Rabies vaccination. Fees are $30 for an intact dog or cat, and $10 if your pet is spayed or neutered.

More information: https://www.plano.gov/227/Pet-Registration

Mesquite Pet Registration Requirements

Mesquite requires dogs and cats registered every year once they reach 4 months of age. The city issues a metal registration tag, which must be attached to your pet’s collar or harness.

To register your pet, you need a current rabies vaccination. If your pet is neutered or spayed, it’s $5, or $15 for intact pets.

More information: https://www.cityofmesquite.com/1162/Pet-Registration

Garland Pet Registration Requirements

Garland requires that all pets be microchipped, which fulfills city registration requirements. Microchipping is $30, or $20 with any package at all Low Cost Pet Vax clinics.

Questions about your city? Contact us at contact@lowcostpetvax.com or message us on Facebook.