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How to License Your Pet in Jacksonville

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How to License Your Pet in Jacksonville
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The city of Jacksonville requires all pets to be licensed and vaccinated for rabies annually. Getting your pet licensed will also help with recovery if your pet turns up missing. The annual fee is waived for seniors age 62 and older, 100 percent disabled residents and the legally blind. Simply include a copy of your driver's license or Florida ID when submitting the application, to receive the free license.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Contact your veterinarian and obtain a copy of the pet's rabies vaccination. Each pet in the city of Jacksonville must receive an annual rabies vaccination. If your pat has not received a vaccination in 12 months or more, schedule an appointment to have the pet vaccinated and get a copy of the certificate.
  2. Complete the Jacksonville Pet License application. This form is available for printing on the city of Jacksonville's website. You can also pick up one at Animal Care and Protective Services in Riverside.
  3. Pay the required fee of $20. Make the check or money order payable to the Duval County Tax Collector.
  4. Turn in the application. Mail it to, or drop it off at ACPS in Riverside. The address is 2020 Forest St., Jacksonville, FL 32204. If mailing, address the envelope to "Jacksonville Animal Licensing."
  5. Receive your pet's tag by mail. Once the application is submitted, you should receive your pet's tag within two to three weeks.

What You Need

  • Rabies vaccination
  • Postage

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