Chicago Dog License Facts


 City of Chicago dog license expires one year after your dog's rabies vaccination.  A huge benefit of having a dog license is that it is a great aid in retrieving lost pets.

Registering your dog with the City of Chicago City Clerk's Office is required by city ordinance.
Unsterilized dog fees are higher because spaying or neutering prevents thousands of dogs from being euthanized annually or from suffering as strays because of unwanted, unplanned litters.  One unsprayed female and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in just 6 years!

Dog owners must provide most recent rabies certificate and proof of sterilization - both provided for by your veterinarian at the time of inoculation - Proof of owners age is also need for discounted fees.

Dog applications are available at veterinarian offices and at the following city clerk offices:

City Hall                                                               City Clerk del Valle's Satellite Offices

121 N. LaSalle St., Room 107                              5301 S. Cicero Ave. & 5430 W. Gale St.

Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                       Mon/Tues/Thurs/ Fri/ 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Phone: 312-744-6875                                            Wed, 8 a.m. to 7p.m.