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Manatee & Sarasota County
Pet Licensing Information

A license is a "Free Ride Home"

Pet Data - License Tag Look Up

for Manatee County tags

Manatee County - All dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Manatee County within 3 business days of being in the county or acquiring the pet.


A current, up-to-date rabies certificate is needed to update your Manatee County license.


Purchase your pet's license online for $20, receive a free tag for their collar and they will get a "Free Ride Home" if they are lost and picked up by Animal Services.  If a good Samaritan picks them up, owner's information can be checked online and your pet can be Home Safe quickly.

Click here to go to the Manatee County Ordinance

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A license is a "Free Ride Home"

Sarasota County  - All dogs and cats 4 months of age or older must be licensed with Sarasota County per county ordinance.  


To purchase a Sarasota County license online please follow the below steps:


1)      Email a scanned copy of your current rabies vaccination certificate to
2)      Fax a copy of your current rabies vaccination certificate to 941.316.1086; attention: Pet Licenses.
3)      Mail your rabies certificate to:


Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Animal Services
Attention: Pet Licenses
8451 Bee Ridge Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34241

Before you begin your online purchase, please have the following information with you:

        1)   A copy of your pet’s current Rabies Certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian.
        2)   A valid credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover cards are all accepted).

PLEASE NOTE:  Your pet must have a current rabies vaccination and you must have a copy of a current rabies certificate before proceeding with this online registration. Tag purchases will not be processed without proof of a current rabies vaccination.

County Licensing fees are as follows: 
1. Unaltered cat or dog (not spayed or neutered) - $25.00
2. Altered cat or dog (spayed or neutered, under 1 year) - $10.00
3. Replacement tag- $5.00

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