License Your Pet
Local and state laws require all dogs and cats over four months of age be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed with a rabies tag from Peoria County.
Steps for Obtaining a License
- Get your pet vaccinated against rabies at your local veterinary office or low cost clinic. Remember, a three year vaccination requires you get a three year tag! All Peoria County veterinary offices issue the Peoria County rabies tags at the time of vaccination.
- If you didn’t get your tag at your vet or if your pet is already vaccinated, you can mail the certificate to PCAPS with the appropriate fee, stop by the shelter to purchase your tag, or call to pay for your tag with a credit or debit card over the phone. Local laws require the registration within 10 days of vaccination - so don’t forget to purchase your tag!
Rabies Registration Tag Fees
- Spayed or Neutered Pets
- One Year: $18
- Three Year: $54
- Unaltered Pets
- One Year: $36
- Three Year: $108
If you have a three year vaccination, you must obtain a three year rabies registration tag.
Puppy & Kitten Rabies Vaccination Tags
The Peoria County Board approved a revised policy for puppy and kitten rabies registration tags. If you vaccinate and register your puppy or kitten before six months of age - paying the $36 registration fee - and then have your pet spayed or neutered within 6 months, your next one year rabies registration tag is free!
Pet owners who register pets at that age will receive a coupon in the mail entitling them to the free registration. If you lose your coupon, don't worry - PCAPS will still honor the free registration. Just call the office atfor help.
Protect Your Pet with A Rabies Tag
A lost pet with a rabies tag can find its way home and animals wearing rabies tags receive veterinary care if sick or injured. Protect your pet with a rabies tag!