How to Get a Pasco County License Tag

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Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership


Pasco County Code of Ordinances Chapter 14 requires annual licensing for dogs and cats four months of age or older.

Most Pasco veterinarians and some neighboring county veterinarians sell licenses for pets receiving a rabies vaccine from their clinic.

Other ways to purchase a tag:
Required Documents for Licensing

The following documents are required for purchase of a Pasco County pet license.

  • Appropriate license fee
  • Copy of current rabies vaccination (must include vaccination information and veterinarian signature)
  • Proof of spay/neuter status (required for purchase of altered license)

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Lifetime License Tags

Pasco County is happy to introduce Lifetime Licensing Tags.  What this means is that your pet will retain the same tag throughout its lifetime.  No more having to find the pliers to get the tags off and on their collars!  Although the license tag and number will stay the same over your pet’s life, the renewals of 1 or 3 years will continue.  Have questions?  Call us at 813-929-1212.

Dog Licenses

Duration Price
1 Year Altered
$10.00
3 Year Altered
$27.00
1 Year Unaltered
$35.00
3 Year Unaltered
$100.00
Replacement License
$5.00

Cat Licenses

Duration Price
1 Year Altered
$5.00
3 Year Altered
$12.00
1 Year Unaltered
$15.00
3 Year Unaltered
$40.00
Replacement License
$5.00

Licensing for 501c3 Humane Organizations

Effective November 1, 2018 all 501c3 Rescue Organizations located within Pasco County are required to purchase licensing for the pets in their care.  For more information and purchase your tags please contact us at adoptionpartners@pascocountyfl.net.

License Application (PDF)

Pearl Sign-In

Veterinarians in Pasco and surrounding counties may apply to use the Pasco Electronic Animal Registration and Licensing (PEARL) online system to register county dog and cat license tags as they issue them to clients.  

Request PEARL information by calling 813-929-1212 or send an email request.