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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.