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Fees

Per Chapter 5.7(c) - Every person owning, keeping, or harboring any dog over 4 months of age in Miami-Dade County, or bringing any dog over 4 months of age into Miami-Dade County, needs to register the dog with the Animal Services Department within 30 days of the dog entering the County, and obtain a license tag (dog tag), which the dog shall wear at all times. (Cats are not required to be licensed.)

Each license tag shall be renewed annually by the anniversary of the dog’s most recent rabies vaccination. If the dog is not timely revaccinated, and the license tag not timely renewed, the due date for the renewal of the license tag shall be the anniversary of the untimely revaccination.

Per Chapter 5.7(c)

Each license tag shall be renewed annually by the anniversary of the dog’s most recent rabies vaccination. If the dog is not timely revaccinated, and the license tag not timely renewed, the due date for the renewal of the license tag shall be the anniversary of the untimely revaccination.

Licenses

License (sterilized dog) $27
License (unsterilized dog) $55
License 3yr. (sterilized dog) $81
License 3yr. (unsterilized dog) $165
License Junior (4 to 12 months old) $25
Replacement License $5
License (unsterilized cat voluntary) $10
License (sterilized cat voluntary) $5

Rabies Vaccinations


Rabies vaccinations and licenses may be obtained from a veterinarian or at the Miami-Dade Animal Services shelter.

Rabies vaccine $10
Microchip $10
Dog Adoption (over 4 months of age) $65
Puppy Adoption $75
Cat/Kitten adoption (1 or 2) $35

Impound and Redemptions


Dog owner will be charged both the redemption fee and the boarding fees. Unless proof is provided at the time of redemption, owners will have to pay to vaccinate a dog or cat ($10.00) and purchase a license tag for their dog. The tag for a spayed/neutered dog is $25.00. If the dog has not been spayed or neutered, the cost is $50.00.
Redemption (sterilized dog) $50 - plus $10 boarding per day
Subsequent redemption within 12 months $75 - plus $10 boarding per day
Redemption (unsterilized dog) $100 - plus $10 boarding per day
Subsequent redemption within 12 months $125 - plus $10 boarding per day
Redemption (sterilized cat) $30 - plus $5 boarding per day
Subsequent redemption within 12 months $60 - plus $5 boarding per day
Redemption (unsterilized cat) $50 - plus $5 boarding per day
Subsequent redemption within 12 months $85 - plus $5 boarding per day
Euthanasia (disposal included) $25
Spay/Neuter Release Agreement $50 - refundable deposit
Dog sterilization co-pay (Tuesday) $25
Cat sterilization co-pay (Thursdays) $15
Cat trap rental (10 days max) $50 - refundable deposits

Registrations

Dangerous Dog Annual Registration Fee $125
Dangerous Dog Life Registration (non-transferrable) $500
Hobby Breeder (annual fee) $25

Reduced fees for Low Income pet owners

License tag Low Income* (sterilized dog) - 1yr. $5
License tag Low Income* (unsterilized dog) - 1yr. $10
Rabies vaccine Low Income* $3

 

Note: Low Income Owner is a person receiving public assistance under one or more of the following programs:

  • Food Stamps: Must provide current eligibility letter; card is not accepted.
  • Medicaid: Must provide current eligibility letter; card is not accepted.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Must provide current eligibility letter. 
  • Temporary Assistance for Needed Families (TANF): Must provide current eligibility letter.
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