you know...all dogs, cats and ferrets in Nassau County must have a
current rabies vaccination and license by the age of four (4) months and
We are frequently asked, "So why should I license my pet?" First of
all, it is immediate visual proof that your pet is currently vaccinated
against rabies. Because rabies is prevalent in our area, we want to make
sure your animal is protected.
Secondly, if your pet gets lost and is wearing a license tag, our staff
can immediately contact you to let you know your pet has been found. In
"A license is a phone call home for a pet without a cell phone!"
County Ordinance 6-42: "Any person owning, keeping, harboring, or having
custody of a dog, cat, or ferret four (4) months of age or older within
this county must secure a county license from a veterinarian or from
the county animal control facility and, as a part of such license, shall
show proof of a current rabies vaccination which shall have been
administered by a veterinarian."
You can purchase a pet license in person at the Animal Shelter Tuesday -
Saturday, excluding major holidays, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. You
may also purchase by mail by completing the license application, enclosing proof of rabies vaccination, proof of spay/neuter surgery, if applicable and a check or money order for the license.
Nassau County Animal Services
86078 License Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Contact the Main Office at (904) 491-7440 if you have any questions.
The fees for a pet license are:
Unneutered male or unspayed female dog, cat or ferret - 1 yr License
Unneutered male or unspayed female dog, cat or ferret - 3 yr License
| Neutered male or spayed female dog, cat or ferret - 1 yr License
| Neutered male or spayed female dog, cat or ferret - 3 yr License