Keep your pet safe.

Did you know your dog or cat must hold a valid license with the county at all times? Renewing a license only takes a few minutes.

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By maintaining a valid license for your dog or cat, you're doing your part to help support your local pet community, and ensuring your own pet is well looked after should they ever find themselves lost.

Collier County Domestic Animal Services pet licensing partner, DocuPet, offers an innovative approach to tags by making them fun and functional. If your pet's license is up for renewal or expired, you’ve likely heard from us. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team if you have any questions or comments. We’re here to help!

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Top 4 FAQ about renewals

  1. 1

    I've licensed my dog or cat in the past, but never online. What do I do?

    Best-case scenario, this year you’ll renew online and create your pet’s full profile via your online account. You’ll need to use the link provided in our email communication to you, or your activation code, to access your DocuPet account. No matter when or how you licensed in the past, if you have ever held a dog or cat license in Collier County, you have an account with us. Your activation code can be found:

    • In the letter that was sent with your original tag order if you licensed offline.
    • In any and all renewal reminder letters.
    • By calling or emailing our helpful customer service team.

    Remember, if you previously provided an email address when licensing your dog or cat, you will have received one or more emails from us with a link to access your online account.

    Of course, if you wish, you can license offline. Learn how here.

    Offline Licensing Options

  2. 2

    Why do I have to renew my pet's license?

    Cities and counties provide a lot of great services to help keep our communities safe and when it comes to pets, it's easy for things to quickly become out of control. County team members are responsible for everything from animal control and pet rescue, to maintaining dog parks and local walking trails. You do your best to keep your pet safe and happy but we all know, accidents happen. A license allows officers, shelter staff, and even your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their guardian, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the pet.


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    Since the last time I licensed, my pet has been spayed/neutered or is now one year old. How can I update my profile to receive the correct rate?

    Collier County provides discounted licensing rates for spayed/neutered pets and intact pets under the age of one. If your pet has been sterilized since their last license, you will need to update their profile to reflect these changes. You can also update your pet’s date of birth via their online profile. Once updated, you will automatically be charged the correct rate when you renew their license.


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    Wondering when your new tag will arrive?

    Typically tag shipments are received in the mail 10-12 business days after your order is processed. You can login anytime and access your profile and not to worry, county records will show your pet has an active license.


There’s no ifs ands or buts about it, licenses are required to be renewed prior to their expiration date for all pets living in Collier County.

The fine for an unlicensed pet in Collier County is $100.

Category 1 Year Fee 3 Year Fee
Spayed/Neutered $15.00 $35.00
Intact - Under One Year $15.00 N/A
Intact - Over One Year $60.00 $180.00
Late Fee $5.00 $5.00
Replacement Tag $5.00 $5.00

Please note that Collier County's licensing program operates on a 365 cycle. This means that all licenses expire on the same date they were purchased, one or three years in the future depending on the term of the license. Note that a valid rabies vaccination is required at all times in order for your pet's county license to be considered valid.

A valid rabies certificate is required to complete the licensing process. You must upload or present your certificates at time of purchase.

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Get the most out of your DocuPet Program

Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. This starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there.

Our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet System

If you've never had to use our HomeSafe™ System, that's great news – but we don't want you to forget it's there if you need it.

The HomeSafe™ Lost Pet System is an online tool that ties your pet's unique tag number to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your pet, they can easily visit our site, enter the number found on your pet's tag, and immediately get access to the contact information you have chosen to provide. Our Found Pet report makes it easy for people to help your pet get home safe.

Licensed guardians can also report pets lost through their online profile. In a matter of seconds, you can notify members of your community and ask for help. They'll learn about your pet, where he or she was last seen, gain access to photos, and receive any of your direct contact information you make available.

Help guarantee your pet's safe return home.

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