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The City of Evanston reminds dog and cat owners to submit their 2015 Pet Registration by Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Pet Registration forms were mailed out with 2015 Wheel Tax renewal forms. Residents can renew their pet license online at cityofevanston.org/pet, mail in their renewal form using the provided envelope, or turn in their form at the City Collector’s Office located in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. In order to renew a pet license, the application form must have an online ID and a current Rabies Tag Number. 

For those who do not have current rabies vaccination certificates on file with the City or those pet owners who did not receive a form in the mail, application forms are available online or in the City Collector’s Office.

New this year, first-time applicants can apply and pay for their 2015 pet license online. Residents must be able to scan and upload a copy of their pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate to complete the online application.

By City Ordinance, all dogs and cats are required to have pet licenses. The annual cost is $10 if the pet is neutered or spayed, and $15 if not altered.

The biggest benefit of registering a pet with the City of Evanston is the increased chance of pet owners being reunited with their dog or cat, should it become lost. Applying for the license also serves as a reminder to renew a pet’s annual rabies vaccination, which could save its life.

For more information, visit cityofevanston.org/pet or call/text 847-448-4311.