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ID Tags and Fees
Do you know where your pet's identification tag is? The most common reason pets are not found is they have no identification. 

  • The law requires that pets wear current rabies tags.
  • The rabies identification tag is your pet’s "free phone call home."
  • Lost pets without identification are rarely reunited with their owners.
  • Any pet can get lost…even yours! That’s why your pet needs to wear its tag!

Pursuant to Lake County Code of Ordinances (find here), every dog and cat older than 4 (four) months residing in Lake County must be vaccinated against rabies and be registered.  The completed registration form and fee must be submitted by the owner or caretaker of each animal at the time of rabies vaccination, or within a maximum time period of 30 (thirty) days after the vaccination.  The period of pet registration submitted (1 to 3 years) must agree with that noted on the vaccination certificate you will receive from the veterinarian.

Dog and cat rabies tag fees are as follows:

1 year neutered/spayed pet $ 10.00
1 year non-neutered/spayed pet $ 50.00
3 year neutered/spayed pet* $ 25.00
3 year non-neutered/spayed pet $ 125.00
* Pets 9 (nine) months of age and older must be neutered/spayed on or before the vaccination date to qualify for the reduced fee

Options for submitting your pet’s Rabies Registration and fee :

  • The fastest and most convenient option - register your pet at your Animal Hospital (at the time of vaccination only) and receive your tag immediately
  • Register your pet at Animal Care and Control, 18736 W. Peterson Road, Libertyville, IL  60048, 847.377.4700
  • Send the copies of the Rabies Vaccination Certificate and the appropriate registration fee to Animal Care and Control, 18736 W. Peterson Road, Libertyville, IL 60048.  Make your check or money order payable to the Lake County Health Department. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Animal Care and Control Fees

Registration of all dogs and cats in Lake County must be completed within 30 days after vaccination.  Failure to comply may result in additional financial penalties.

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