Dogs and cats are required by law to be current with their rabies vaccinations and to be registered each year.  Failure to vaccinate and/or register could result in a fine of $150.  Further information concerning animals within the City of Decatur can be found in City Code Chapter 47 – Control of Animals, Fowl, and Dogs.

The City of Decatur and Macon County have an intergovernmental agreement whereby pet registration and tag issuance is handled by all Macon County Veterinarians in conjunction with the City of Decatur.  The City of Decatur maintains the Macon County Pet Registration System and is the collecting agent.

Registration of your pets can be completed at any Macon County veterinarian at the time of the rabies vaccination.  All pet owners are encouraged to register at the time of the vaccination to prevent any additional fees.

If you use a veterinarian outside the county, please send all copies of the registration certificate from your veterinarian along with the appropriate fee payable to:
City of Decatur
Licensing
1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza
Decatur, IL 62523

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

1 Year Tag 3 Year Tag* Late Fee**
Dog or Cat (spayed, neutered or under 1 year old) $15 $45 $15
Dog or Cat (not spayed or neutered) $50 $150 $50

 

*3 Year Tag –REQUIRED with a 3 year rabies vaccine

**Late Fee –The late fee is ONLY incurred if the pet is not registered within 30 days of vaccination date.

 

If you need to update your information, please contact the Licensing Department with the changes to ownership, pet name, address, or missing, lost or deceased pet.

WHY SHOULD I REGISTER MY PET?

If your pet becomes lost or injured and is wearing its tag, the Animal Control/Shelter personnel have a greater chance of reuniting you with your pet.  The number of the tag can be traced back to the registration form and you will be called.  Please make sure you notify licensing if your address or phone number change.

For further information or to update your information, you may contact Licensing .  To ensure that we are updating the correct file, please have the registration certificate number, tag number, citation number, pet name, owner name and address.

Macon County Animal Control’s phone number is (217) 425-4508.

 

City of Decatur
Licensing
1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza
Decatur, IL 62523
Telephone: (217) 424-2709
licensing@decaturil.gov