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Madison County Dog License
In Madison County (including dogs residing in the Cities of Richmond and Berea), all dogs require a license. Dog licenses are $5.00 and are the most efficient means of getting your dog back if he/she become lost. Dog licenses can be purchased at the Madison County Animal Shelter. Renewal begins on July 1 of each year.

Why is a License A County Law?
Dog licenses are required by County Ordinance and are used as proof of ownership. A copy of the serial number as well as the name, address, and phone number of the owner is retained by the Madison County Animal Shelter. Not only can animal control officers easily contact the owner of impounded canines so they can be reclaimed, but private citizens who find dogs with a license on their collar can call the Madison County Animal Shelter for help finding the owner to avoid impounding the dog and the associated fees.

Obtaining A Dog License
Madison County Animal Shelter
1386 Richmond Road
Berea, KY 40475
(859) 624-4744

Payment Options
We accept cash, check (driver's license required), or credit card.

License Expiration
Dog licenses expire annually on June 30.

*Note: You do NOT have to bring your dog in to obtain a license.


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