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 to renew the the pet license.

To register your animal, you can submit proof of vaccination as follows:

Veterinarian can submit proof of vaccination on behalf of the owner via fax or email.

Owners can submit proof of vaccination by email or in person at Animal Services or the Sumter County Service Center.

All pet licenses are free of charge.

NOTE: Be sure to provide current address if different than on proof of vaccination and phone number.

Fax352-689-4401 (no cover sheet needed)
Sumter County Service Center7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood, FL 34785
Animal Services819 CR 529, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538

Upon receipt of proof of vaccination, Sumter County will mail the animal owner the license. 

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.

License Renewals

Follow the procedures above to submit your updated proof of vaccination. Your existing license will be updated with the new expiration date based on the vaccination expiration. We do not mail a new license.

License Medical Exceptions

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.