Dallas Pet Registration Requirements

Dallas requires pets 4 months and older to be registered with the city. Update: Since June 17, 2017 Dallas has replaced mandatory microchipping for animal registration laws.

Microchipping is available at all Low Cost Pet Vax clinics for $35, 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 it must be registered. 

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/

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.

Irving Pet Registration Requirements

Irving requires every pet to be registered. A Rabies vaccination is required for registration, and the length of the Rabies determines how long the license will last.

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.

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 $35, or $20 with any package at all Low Cost Pet Vax clinics.

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