All dogs and cats four months old and older must be licensed in the City of Birmingham.  The pet license is dependent upon the pet being immunized against rabies and the license will be issued for the duration of the immunization.   Licenses can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours or by mail.  When registering by mail, please enclose your pet license registration form, immunization record, and payment.  Proof of residency is now required when applying for a pet license.

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   1-year tag            $5.00

   2-year tag            $10.00

   3-year tag            $12.00



Pet license renewals require the pet to again be immunized against rabies and the owner to present the immunization record to the City Clerk’s Office.  The fees for the renewal of licenses are the same as original licenses.    A late fee of $20 will be charged if you renew the license more than 30 days after the expiration date of the license.

Please note: A City license is required regardless of whether your pet is microchipped or tattooed.


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