License your Pet

Pet Licensing

All dogs, cats, and/or ferrets four months of age or older in Sumter County are required by law to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. The owner is required to show proof of rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian. When the Rabies vaccination is due again, an updated proof of rabies vaccination is required for Animal Services.

Animal Services will send a reminder prior to expiration of your pet’s vaccination to remind you to provide an updated proof of rabies vaccination.

There are some medical instances where a dog, cat, and/or ferret are exempt from getting the Rabies vaccination. A county license is still required, and you must show proof from a licensed veterinarian indicating that your pet is exempt from the Rabies vaccination.

County licenses are distributed by Sumter County.