Pet Licenses

To purchase a pet license, please bring required documentation to City Hall Customer Service, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

About the Pet License Ordinance


On Nov. 18, 1997, the City Commission approved Ordinance No. 5068, which regulates the licensing of dogs and cats. Following are the main provisions of the ordinance:
  • Within 30 days after turning four months of age, dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated in Manhattan.
  • Proof of vaccination showing the expiration month must be provided in order to receive a pet license.
  • Proof of Neutering / Spaying must be provided in order to receive the Neutered / Spayed license price.