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 Department of Public Health shall collect a registration fee for dogs and cats. Dogs and cats under the age of one year shall be exempted from paying the higher fee in order to allow owners an adequate period of time in which to have their animal spayed or neutered. Proof for spayed and neutered dogs and cats over one year of age must be furnished upon registration in order to pay the reduced fee.
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