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Pet Licensing & Permits
Overview
It is a violation of city codes and ordinances when you do not vaccinate and license your dog or cat. It is very important for safety and health reasons that all pet owners maintain compliance with the City of Watauga’s vaccination and license requirements. An accidental bite or scratch from an unvaccinated dog or cat will cause unneeded hardships on the pet and pet owner, not to mention your friends, neighbors or family members if they must endure injections for rabies as a result of a bite or scratch.

Basic Requirements for Vaccinations and License
Listed below are the basic requirements for vaccinations and licenses in the City of Watauga. For a detailed description of the entire code concerning animal control, view the animal ordinances. You may also contact the Police Department, Animal Control Division or Watauga Animal Service Center for additional information. Help protect your friends, your neighbors and your family members, as well as your dogs and cats by getting the required vaccinations.

Fines Up to $2,000
The Texas Local Government Code allows municipalities to impose fines up to $2,000 for violations of ordinances governing health and safety. Failure to license and vaccinate pets is considered a health and safety violation. Fines may be imposed by the Municipal Court judge up to the maximum allowed by law. The current fine for failure to display a rabies tag is $174, as is the current fine for failure to license your pet.

Where to Go
Pet licenses can be purchased at:
  • City Hall
    7105 Whitley Rd.
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Animal Service Center
    5203 Watauga Rd.
    Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information, call 817.656.9614. The Pet License Form is available online for your convenience.

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