In Pinellas County, it is required by law that pet owners obtain a license for their cats & dogs. In order to obtain a pet license, each dog and cat over the age of four months must receive rabies vaccinations or an exemption letter from their veterinarian. Once a rabies certificate or exemption letter is obtained from their vet the form is brought into Pinellas county Animal Service or sent in by mail and a license will be issued.
The county license tags are valid throughout a pet’s lifetime. An issued licensed tag number will be your pet’s permanent number, just as a Social Security number identifies a particular resident. Although a license number is permanently identified with a pet, the license expires at the date of the rabies vaccines expiration. Licenses are issued during all regular business hours.
Veterinary Clinics offer pet licenses
Pinellas County Animal Services strongly encourages every pet owner to establish a relationship with a veterinarian. This relationship is essential for your pet’s health and longevity and is an important component of responsible pet ownership. The following is a list of Pinellas County veterinarians that offer rabies vaccination and county licenses in addition to providing many other important services for your pet’s health.
It's all about the pets!
How to become a license reseller:
Help keep pets safe and improve your client’s experience by providing a one-stop process for vaccination and licensing. See license reseller.