Pet Licensing

Having multiple forms of identification for your pet is important! Personalized pet ID tags, microchips, and even city licenses, are all great tools to help reunite you with your beloved pet should they go missing. It is important to display tags on your pet’s collar in addition to being microchipped to give your pet the best chance of finding their way back home.

KCMO City Licenses

Cats, dogs, and ferrets that reside in Kansas City, Missouri, are required to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed with the city. For information on this specific ordinance, click here .

Licensing a pet and keeping the license on its collar helps ensure that the owner will be notified if the pet is impounded. Obtaining a license is easy. You can purchase a Kansas City, Missouri, license during normal business hours at all KC Pet Project locations . All you need is proof of your pet’s current rabies vaccination, such as a rabies certificate, from your veterinarian. 

  • 1-year pet licenses are $10, plus a $2 administrative fee for both altered and unaltered pets
  • 3-year pet licenses are $27 for both altered or unaltered pets. To obtain a 3-year license, your pet must have received a 3-year rabies vaccination