April 21, 2019
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Pet License Requirements and Fees

Every dog over 6 months of age is required to have a current rabies vaccination and county dog license. This includes house dogs, kennel dogs, and breeding dogs. State law and Jackson County Ordinance requires the license and anyone in violation is subject to substantial fines. Animal control enforces this law through contact while working cases, upon impoundment of an unlicensed dog, and by a door to door license compliance campaign.

Cat Licenses Are Also Available

Cat licenses are voluntary but encouraged in Jackson County. Both ensure the pet is protected from contracting or spreading rabies. It also provides identification and aids in returning pets to owners.

Vaccination Clinics

Jackson County Animal Shelter host a vaccination clinic the 3rd Saturday of each month (Excluding Major Holidays) to help pet owners comply with regulations and animal health needs.  Cost is $10 for a rabies vaccination and $15 for the distemper vaccinations. Hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For dogs: Distemper-Parvo combo vaccine (DA2PP)
For cats: Distemper-Respiratory combo vaccine (FVRCCP)

Your pet license also assures care if he/she is found injured while wearing the tag. It says I belong to someone, I am not just another stray. People often hold pets with a license at their homes until an owner can be contacted saving the pet the stress of being impounded and saving the owner redemption fees. A LICENSE SAYS YOU CARE!




2017 - 2018 PET LICENSE FEES

DOGS  One Year  Two Year Three Year License Application 
Spayed or Neutered $22 $39 $54
(Discount for Veterans & seniors 62 and older) $20  $33  $45
DOGS  One Year Two Year Three Year
Un-Spayed or Un-Neutered $33 $59 $83
(Discount for Veterans & seniors 62 and older) $30 $53 $74
Spayed or Neutered  $2 per year    
Un-Spayed or Un-Neutered  $5 per year    

A Full year license is valid for one year from the month of purchase. You must have a current rabies vaccination good for 10 months to purchase a full year tag.

A partial year license (Minimum of two months) may be purchased for dogs at the rate of $1.90 per month if spayed or neutered, or $2.80 per month if un-spayed or un-neutered. Sr/Vet discount: $1.70 per month for altered, $2.50 per month for unaltered This option is offered so dog owners can comply with license regulation if the dogs rabies vaccination will not be valid for the required 10 months to obtain a full year license.


  • An additional $11.00 late fee applies for late compliance. (No citation issued)
  • There is a $75.00 contact penalty which applies if you are contacted by an officer, receive a citation, or if your un-licensed dog is impounded.

IMPORTANT: Bring a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate from your veterinarian to purchase a license at:

Jackson County Animal Services
5595 S. Pacific Hwy, Phoenix
Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm * Sat & Sun, 12-4pm

Jackson County Courthouse
10 S. Oakdale Ave, Medford
Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm

Though the Mail
Print out the license application and include payment, along with a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate.

Veterinarian Offices
Many veterinarian offices can issue you a license, if you ask.