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Cat License

You can buy a license for your cat at the Pet Adoption and Protection Center or at any of the 311 Service Centers. To identify your cat, it is best to microchip them since tags become worn and illegible and most cats are clever enough to take off their collar. While a license for your cat is not required, cats must be vaccinated against rabies per County regulation.

The tag will be $5.

  • Eligibility & Requirements

    • Pet owner must be at least 18 years old and a Miami-Dade County resident. 
    • Proof of rabies vaccination must be provided. 
  • Spayed or Neutered (Low-income)

    You can buy a license for your cat that has not been spayed or neutered for $3.

    You must provide the following:

    •  Receiving public assistance under one or more of the following and provide current eligibility letter.
      • Food Stamps
      • Medicaid
      • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
      • Jackson Memorial Hospital Clinic Cards
      • Temporary Assistance for Needed Families (TANF)
    • The cat owner must provide proof that the cat has been vaccinated against rabies.
  • Regulation & Compliance

    Cat License Law

    Cat registration is voluntary and is not required. Tags can be issued and must be worn at all times. As an alternative a microchip can be implanted.

Online Options

Mail / Email

Locations and Hours

  • Pet Adoption and Protection Center

    3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122
    Monday
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    *Closed on County holidays
  • 311 Service Center North Dade

    15555 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33181
    Monday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    ***Closed during the lunch hour from noon - 1 p.m.
  • 3-1-1 Service Center South Dade

    10710 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
    Monday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    ***Closed during the lunch hour from noon - 1 p.m.
  • 3-1-1 Service Center West Dade

    11805 SW 26 Street, , FL 33175
    2nd Floor Kiosk
    Monday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    ***Closed during the lunch hour from noon - 1 p.m.
Animal Services
Alex Munoz, Director

Pet Adoption and Protection Center
3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122
311 | pets@miamidade.gov311 | pets@miamidade.gov
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