Dog Licenses

ALL dogs whose owners reside within the city limits of Oxford must be licensed and registered with the City.

Please complete the Dog License Application and return it to the shelter with your payment. The fee for an unspayed or unneutered dog is $15.00. The fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $5.00. The license is valid for one year. You must have a current rabies tag to obtain a city dog license.


Oxford Animal Ordinances:

Section 6-39 All City of Oxford residents owning a dog must have their pet licensed. All animal licenses are good for one year from date of issuance. 

Section 6-41 All City residents must license dogs over the age of 3 months. Residents new to Oxford and new dog owners must purchase a dog license within 30 days.

Section 6-43 The license fee is $5.00 for spayed or neutered animals and $15.00 for unspayed or unneutered animals.

Section 6-45 Every owner shall be required to provide each dog with a collar to which the license must be affixed and see that the collar is worn by the dog at all times. In case the tag is lost or destroyed, a replacement will be issued for a fee of $1.00.

Section 6-57 Penalties for violating any provision shall be a minimum of $25 for first offense, $50 for second offense, and $100 for third and subsequent offenses.


Avoid a fine and avoid the heartbreak of a lost pet.

One of the biggest problems our animal control officers face is an alarming number of dogs and cats picked-up without a license or I.D. tags.

If your pet is lost, Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society wants to return it safely to you as soon as possible. 

Pets can't talk or carry a wallet.

A license gives your pet a lifeline back to you!