Pet owners in Richland County are expected to provide their dogs or cats over the age of six months with a current rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian and a current pet tag issued by Richland County Animal Care. In Richland County, the penalty for an unlicensed pet is $500.00.
The pet owner is required to show proof of rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian and proof of spay/neuter if applicable. Pet owners are also required to renew their license every year. Each pet license is good for one year; you will be notified by mail one month before your renewal date.
For more information about costs or to download the license application, visit the Richland County Animal Care website.