Sterilized Service Animal License

BARC - ARABARC1011
Contact
Administration & Regulatory Affairs
BARC

Physical Address:

3200 Carr St.
Houston, TX 77026

713.229.7300
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$0
Renewal fee
$2
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
Up to 15 business days

About

Service Animal/Certified Assistance, hearing or seeing dogs that have been sterilized may, upon application, obtain a sterilized pet license without paying any fee therefor except a license renewal fee.

After Approval

License tags are required to be worn by the animal at all times.

Conditions & Exceptions

All provided documentation must be current or license will not be issued.

What You Need
  • Current rabies vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian  
  • Other clear and convincing evidence that the animal has been spayed or neutered, if not reflected on rabies certificate 
  • Proof the owner lives within the City of Houston jurisdiction
  • Current government-issued photo identification
  • Method of payment: cash (in person only), check, cashier's check, money order or credit card (online only)
Apply in Person

Submit all paperwork in person to BARC Animal Shelter:
3200 Carr Street
Houston, TX 77026

License will be issued once all is completed.

Apply by Mail

Mail the required documents and payment to:
Pet Licensing
3200 Carr Street
Houston, TX 77026

Make checks or money order payable to B.A.R.C.

Please send copies of your paperwork and retain the originals for your records. Copies will not be returned with your license receipt.

Additional Resources
What You Need

A renewal invoice is mailed 30 to 45 days prior to the expiration date. It is the responsibility of the owner to contact BARC licensing department prior to expiration date if an invoice is not received.

  • Current rabies vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian  
  • Other clear and convincing evidence that the animal has been spayed or neutered, if not reflected on rabies certificate 
  • Proof the owner lives within the City of Houston jurisdiction
  • Current government-issued photo identification
  • Method of payment: cash (in person only), check, cashier's check, money order or credit card (online only)
Renew Online
  1. Log in using license, microchip, or notice reference number along with Person ID or last name.
  2. Complete or update all person and animal information
  3. Upload required documents in .jpg format
  4. Submit license fees - Credit cards accepted are MasterCard, Visa, Discover
  5. Receive email receipt confirming purchase.
Renew in Person

Submit all paperwork in person to the BARC Animal Shelter:
3200 Carr Street
Houston, TX 77026

License will be issued once all is completed.

Renew by Mail
  1. Cut off the bottom portion of the invoice and complete the portion required.
  2. Mail the remittance slip, required documents and payment to:
  3. Pet Licensing Department
    3200 Carr Street
    Houston, TX 77026 
  4. Once payment is processed a receipt with a tag will be mailed to owner

Make checks or money order payable to B.A.R.C.

Please send copies of your paperwork and retain the originals for your records. Copies will not be returned with your license receipt.