Pet Licenses and Registration

Two pet collar tags, one star shaped (1-year license) and one Texas shaped (3-year license).

City Requirements

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.

Licensing Fees

Fees for dog and cat pet licensing are listed below.

One-Year Licensing

  • $5 – Spayed or neutered
  • $10 – Non-Spayed or non-neutered

Three-Year Licensing

  • $15 – Spayed or neutered
  • $30 – Non-Spayed or non-neutered

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.