Responsible pet ownership is governed by a framework of humane laws and policies to ensure the protection of both pets and residents. The City of Denton Animal Services enforces both City ordinance (Chapter 6 ordinance) and State animal laws (Health & Safety Code, Chapter 821-829).
Per sec 6-14
– All dogs, cats, or ferrets over four months of age are required to be registered with Animal Services. The owner is required to provide current rabies vaccination certificate, issued by a licensed veterinarian. Click here to download the pet registration form.
All animals registered with the City will be issued a tag that should be worn by the animal at all times. In the event that your pet is lost the tag and microchip can assist with the reunification.
| City Registration Fees
|Sterilized Pet with Microchip
|Not Sterilized Pet
Local Animal Laws
State Animal Laws
Health & Safety Code, Chapter 821-829