Pet Licenses and Registration
All dogs and cats must be registered with the City of Boerne Animal Care Services by the time they are four months old as required by City Ordinance. To register your pet and be granted a license, owners must provide a valid photo ID and proof of your pet’s current rabies vaccination issued by a licensed veterinarian. Pet licenses must be renewed when your pet’s rabies vaccination expires.
City ordinance limits the number of pets allowed in one home to four. This can be four dogs, four cats, or any combination of dogs and cats that equals four. A Kennel Permit is needed to legally exceed four pets. Download a Kennel Permit Application.
Fees for dog and cat pet licensing are listed below.
- $5 – Spayed or neutered
- $10 – Non-Spayed or non-neutered
- $15 – Spayed or neutered
- $30 – Non-Spayed or non-neutered
Why License Your Pet
It's the Law
Pets are required by law and city ordinance to be vaccinated against rabies and registered with the city. Non-compliance may result in citations and additional fees.
Returning Lost Pets
Pets with visible identification and licensing tags are likely to be returned home faster than pets without the proper tags.
A current rabies vaccination keeps your pet safe from deadly disease.
By licensing your pet with the City of Boerne, we can keep deadly diseases from spreading in our animal populations.
How to License Your Pet
Pet owners must apply for a license and current collar tag for their pets. Proof of current one- or three-year rabies vaccination must be submitted with the application. See a list of pet vaccination locations in Boerne.
See below for details on how to submit a pet license. Please call (830) 249-2456 with any questions.
Apply for License In Person, By Mail, or By Email
Download a Pet License Application online or pick one up form ACS in person at 330 S. Esser Rd. in Boerne.
Applications and rabies documentation can be returned in person, mailed to ACS at the address above, or emailed to Boerne ACS. Once processed, you will be notified to pick up your pet license tags from ACS.
Apply for License Online
To register your pet online quickly and easily, visit the pet licensing portal. After opening the portal, either create a new account or log in to an existing account. You will have the option to edit your contact information and enter some details about your pet. Payment for the license may be made online, too. Note: proof of rabies vaccination is required before any pet license may be issued. You can electronically upload proof of rabies vaccination through the portal.
You can download an Online Licensing Guide with step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process.