Unsterilized Pet License - Annual

Instrument Reference Number
ARABARC1007
Areas of Interest
Valid Period
1 Year
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Plan Review
Required
Fee
$60
Renewal fee
$60
Late Fee
$10
Processing Time
Up to 15 business days
About

Unsterilized Pet License means a current and valid license issued for a dog or cat that has not been spayed or neutered.

After Approval

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

Conditions and Exceptions

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

Apply What you need
  • Current rabies vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian 
  • 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 Online Steps
  1. Log in or start a new registration 
  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, and Discover
  5. Receive email receipt confirming purchase.
Apply in Person Steps

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 Steps

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.

Renew 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 
  • 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 in Person Steps

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 Steps
  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.

Renew Online Steps
  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, and Discover.
  5. Receive email receipt confirming purchase.

Source URL: https://www.houstonpermittingcenter.org/arabarc1007