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How To 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.


First: Get your pet vaccinated against rabies at your local veterinary office. Remember, a three year vaccination requires you get a three year tag! Contact your veterinarian for an appointment for a rabies vaccine. All Peoria County veterinary offices issue the Peoria County rabies tags at the time of vaccination.

Second: If you didn’t get your tag at your vet or if your pet is already vaccinated, simply mail the certificate to PCAPS with the appropriate fee or stop by the shelter to purchase your tag. Local laws require the registration within 10 days of vaccination – so don’t forget to get your tag!


Rabies Registration Tag fees:


One Year

Three Year*

Spayed/Neutered Pets



Unaltered Pets



*If you have a three year vaccination, you must obtain a three year rabies registration tag.

Update: 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 at 309-672-2440 for 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!

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