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201 4th Street SE
Room 135
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2900
Fax: 507-328-2901
TDD: 507-328-2900

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Dog/Cat/Ferret License Information

When do I need to get a license for my pet (cat/dog/ferret)?

Animals should be licensed when they are 4-6 months old; at that time they usually get their rabies shot.

What is the cost of an animal license?

If the animal is NOT spayed or neutered, it costs $12.00 per year.
If the animal is spayed or neutered, then it costs $8.00 per year.

Senior Citizen fees:
If the owner is 65 or over, then the fees are as follows:
If the animal is NOT spayed or neutered, it costs $8.00 per year.
If the animal is spayed or neutered, then it costs $6.00 per year.

What do I need and where can I get the license?

  • You can obtain a license for your cat or dog, or ferret in person, by mail, local veterinarians, Rabies Clinic. 
  • In person. Bring the rabies certificate and fee to
    City Clerk's Office
    City Hall
    201 4th Street SE, Room 135
    Rochester MN  55904
  • By mail. Mail a copy of the rabies certificate (make sure it has your correct name, address and phone number) along with the proper fee to
    City Clerk's Office
    City Hall
    201 4th Street SE, Room 135
    Rochester MN  55904
  • Local veterinarians.   Local veterinarians can also issue dog/cat licenses.
    • 3rd Ave Pet Hospital
      414 3rd Ave SE
      Rochester, MN 55904
      (507) 282-5692

    • Animal Health Care
      1206 9th Ave SE
      Rochester, MN 55904
      (507) 282-3828

    • Assisi Drive Animal Hospital
      1111 14th Street NW
      Rochester, MN 55901
      (507) 424-3381

    • Broadway Vet  Hospital
      1910 South Broadway
      Rochester MN  55904
      507-206-3313

    • Cascade Animal Hospital
      4020 26th Street NW
      Rochester, MN 55901
      (507) 282-8611

    • Heritage Pet Hospital
      2117 Hwy 52 N
      Rochester, MN 55901
      (507) 288-2050

    • Northern Valley Animal Clinic
      3309 Alberta Dr NE
      Rochester, MN 55906
      (507) 282-0867

    • Paws & Claws Humane Society
      602 7th Street NW
      Rochester, MN 55901
      (507) 288-7226

    • Quarry Hill Animal Hospital
      828 11th Ave NE
      Rochester, MN 55906
      (507) 285-1059

    • Vetmobile
      8543 Co Rd 7 SE
      Chatfield MN 55923
      (507) 867-4974
       
  • Rabie Clinic. In June 2014 there will be a Rabies Clinic where rabies shots are given to cats and dogs at various locations.  We also will have City personnel available to sell animal licenses at those locations.

What if I lose the tag?

If you lose the city license tag, you can get a duplicate from our office for $1.00.  We will look up the record in our computer files and issue a new tag which will be good for the remainder of the license period.

Where can I find more information on laws regarding animal licensing, barking, etc?

You can look at the city ordinance regarding animals, Chapter 106A.