Licensing your Pet

All dogs and cats in Kenton County are required by ordinance to be licensed each year. Pet license renewals are due before March 1st of each year. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required to obtain a license. License tags will be mailed to the pet owner.

  • Licenses are required to ensure dogs and cats are up to date on their rabies vaccination. 
  • The fees collected by pet licenses additionally support the shelter and services provided through animal control. 
  • The annual renewal also provides owners the opportunity to list their contact information in case their pet is found loose in the community.

How to Obtain/Renew a License

Renew or obtain a license online or in person at Kenton County Animal Services.

 License Fee Structure:

Dog or Cat (not Neutered)$20
Dog or Cat (Microchip only)$10
Dog or Cat (Neutered only)$10
Dog or Cat (Neutered & Microchipped)$10 for new license
($5 for yearly renewal)
Vicious Animal (Annual)$50
Commercial Animal Establishment$75
Carriage Horse Business$75
Late Fee (After March 31st)$5

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