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FOUR REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LICENSE YOUR DOG


  1. Should your animal become lost, a license tag on your dog's collar is a fast and easy way to reunite you and your dog. Microchips require a scanning device to read them.  A license tag is easily visible for everyone. Think of it as "their ticket home."

  2. When you license, you are required to have your dog vaccinated for rabies. This allows others to know that your animal is protected.  By vaccinating your animal, you are helping to provide a safer community.

  3. Dog license and license renewal fees help to run Missoula Animal Control.  Licensing is a primary source of income for animal control. These fees help us to adopt strays and owner surrendered animals to new homes.

  4. It's the law. Missoula City-County residents voted and passed the ordinance requiring dogs to be licensed.  You can receive citations for having an unlicensed dog in Missoula County.


City Dog License Fees
License Type/Description One-Year Two-Year Three-Year
Puppy (For all dogs under 1 year of age) $15.00 -- --
Altered (Spayed or Neutered) $20.00 $35.00 $50.00
Unaltered (Not Spayed or Neutered) $35.00 $65.00 $95.00
Senior - Altered (Dog owner is 65 years and older) $10.00 $17.50 $25.00
Senior - Unaltered (Dog owner is 65 years and older) $17.50 $32.50 $47.50

County Dog License FeeS
License Type/Description One-Year Two-Year Three-Year
Puppy (For all dogs under 1 year of age) $15.00 -- --
Altered (Spayed or Neutered) $20.00 $35.00 $50.00
Unaltered (Not Spayed or Neutered) $35.00 $65.00 $95.00
Senior - Altered (Dog owner is 65 years and older) $10.00 $17.50 $25.00
Senior - Unaltered (Dog owner is 65 years and older) $17.50 $32.50 $47.50
Kennel License (6 or more dogs) - Must call our office to apply. $100.00 -- --

Dog License Application Information

To apply for a license, please download and fill out the Dog License Application.

Stop by or mail your completed form along with a current rabies certficate, proof of spay/neuter and fees to:
MAC, 6700 Butler Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59808. Failure to provide this information will result in your application being returned to you. You must make sure that you have current rabies information to run concurrently with the length of time you are licensing for. If the rabies is expired you MUST provide current information. YOu must be 18 years or older to license your dog in Missoula County. The original license tag you receive will be a permanent tag issued for the life of the animal. Replacement tags are available for $5.00. Please call our office @406-541-7387 if you have any questions regarding licensing. You can also email us at animalcontrol@co.missoula.mt.us.

*Unaltered= Not spayed or neutered       * Altered= Spayed or neutered

 *Senior Citizens over 65 receive half price per year on ONE animal per year.

*You must be 18 years or older to license in Missoula City/County.

PERMANENT TAG POLICY: The license tag you receive will be a permanent tag issued for the life of the animal.  You'll receive an annual license renewal notice.  Replacement Tags are available for $5.00.

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