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Licensing & Fees

Licensing

  • One-year license (microchipped pet with one-year rabies vaccination): $12
  • Three-year license (microchipped pet with three-year rabies vaccination): $12
  • One-year license (un-microchipped pet with one- or three-year rabies vaccination): $36
  • Late license (dogs, cats, ferrets): $100
  • Declared dangerous dogs license: $500
  • Potbellied pigs license: $50
  • License with impounded animal reclaim: $15
  • Intact pet permit (dogs, cats, ferrets): $50
  • Intact pet permit after attending Responsible Pet Ownership class: Free
  • Multiple pet permit: $50
  • Replacement tag: $5

Impoundment

  • Level one (one officer, animal restrained or confined): $65
  • Level two (one officer, animal unrestrained): $105
  • Level three (two officers, animal unrestrained): $160
  • Level four (three or more officers, animal unrestrained): $215
  • Rabbits, fowl, reptiles: $15
  • Miscellaneous livestock: $100
  • Prohibited animals: $200

Repeat Impoundment

  • Second offense: $20
  • Third offense: $40
  • Fourth offense: $85
  • Deposit for off-premises spay/neuter of reclaimed pet: $200

Boarding after Impoundment

  • Fort Worth resident daily fee: $8
  • Contract Tarrant County resident daily fee: $12
  • Contract municipality resident: $20
  • Aggressive dog daily boarding fee: $16
  • Quarantine-transfer fee: $50

Adoption

  • Dogs: $49
  • Cats: $25

Adoptions are half off for animals age 5 and older. Senior citizens (age 65 and older) can adopt any animal for half off.

Other Fees

Ordinance Review

Code Compliance is in the process of reviewing animal ordinances.

Learn more.

Task Force

The Animal Task Force reviewed operations and adherence of procedures and laws from December through March.

Learn more

Contact

Report Animal Issues

Phone:
817-392-1234

Location

Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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