Licensing your Pet

Help Us Get Your Pet Home - Pet Licenses Due June 30Far too many animals are never reunited with their owners when they get lost. Licensing your pet is a way to give your pet a better chance of getting home.

  • Dog and cat licenses are due June 30 of each year.
  • All dogs and cats in Kenton County are subject to licensing.
  • Proof of current rabies vaccine is required to obtain a license.

Please download the license form (PDF). Complete form, print it and send it with your check payment to:
Kenton County Animal Shelter
1020 Mary Laidley Drive
Covington, KY 41017

A Kenton County Pet license can also be obtained Kenton County Building Fiscal Court Building:
303 Court Street
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-392-1420


You may renew your licenses at the animal shelter or at the Kenton County Fiscal Court Office.


Animal license, not spayed/neutered$20
Animal license, spayed/neutered$15
Animals microchipped, not spayed/neutered$15
Animals microchipped and spayed/neutered$10
Annual microchip renewal$5
Vicious animal license$50
Commercial animal establishment license$75
Carriage horse business license$75