April is Dog License Renewal Month
The City of Springfield reminds dog owners that April 1 to May 31, of each Year is dog registration period and May 31 of each Year is the last day to license your dog(s) without incurring a late fee. Dog licenses are now available at the City Clerk Office, 36 Court Street, Room 123 or by downloading it.
The fees are $5 for each sprayed or neutered dog and $25 for each non spayed or neutered dog. A late fee of $5 per month will be added for each dog not licensed by June 1 of each year. A current rabies vaccination certificate is also required.
Dog owners registering by mail must include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a current rabies vaccination certificate. The City Clerk’s Office is cross referencing rabies vaccination certificates received from veterinarians by using computer matching technology with current dog licenses on file in the Clerk’s Office.
On or about July 1 of each Year, the Clerk’s Office will publish a list all registered and unregistered dogs on the City’s website and report all unregistered dogs to animal control and the police department for enforcement of the mandatory dog licensing laws.
Licensing Your Dog
The City Clerk issues licenses to individuals who own or keep a dog in the City of Springfield. Licenses are issued yearly beginning April 1st.
To obtain a yearly license an owner must provide a valid anti-rabies vaccination certificate and a $25.00 fee for male or female dogs. A reduced yearly fee of $5.00 is charged to owners who provide the City Clerk with a veterinarian's certificate of spaying or neutering.
Any person who fails to obtain an annual dog license on or before May 31st shall be charged when applying for a license, in addition to the license fee, a late fee of $5.00 per month will be charged on the 1st of each month thereafter.
To license your dog, visit the City Clerk's Office during office hours, Monday – Friday (9 – 4) & Thursday (9 – 6). Or if you prefer, you may license your dog via the US Mail by using a Dog License Request Form and including a stamped, self-addressed envelope.