Animal Registration

Animal registration fees are used to provide for the public safety as well as housing of stray and unwanted animals.  These vital animal control services cannot be adequately provided without these funds.

Every owner of a dog and cat between 3 and 4 months of age should have each dog and cat inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.  Every owner of a dog and cat 4 months or more of age is required by law to have each dog and cat inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.  Every dog and cat shall have a second rabies vaccination within one year of the first and every subsequent year.

The Public Health Department shall collect a registration fee of $39.00 for un-spayed or un-neutered dogs and cats and a fee of $9.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and cats, proof of which must be furnished upon registration of said dog and cat.  Those dogs and cats under the age of one year of age shall be exempted from paying the higher fee in order to allow dog and cat owners an adequate period of time in which to have their animal spayed or neutered.

Annual Canine/Feline Registration

Under 1 year of age: $9
Over 1 year of age (unaltered): $39
Spayed/Neutered: $9
3-year Registration

Altered: $27
Unaltered: $117

Registration fees can be paid through your veterinarian when vaccinations are administered or by visiting:

Sangamon CountyPublic Health
2833 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62703