Is your dog licensed?
Annual dog licenses are mandatory if you live in the City of Syracuse. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.License My Dog Now Renew My Pet's License
The City of Syracuse has partnered with DocuPet Corp. to provide an enhanced dog licensing experience. DocuPet Corp. specializes in creating and managing pet licensing programs. It’s our job to ensure that every dog in the community is licensed. Once compliant, our program offers additional value to pet owners through our Lost Pet System and DocuPet Rewards Program.
Licensing is Mandatory.
Before we can focus on the benefits, we need to start with the facts. Annual dog licenses are required in nearly every city and town across North America. Licensing plays an important role in the city and their staff’s ability to keep our communities safe – this includes our children, our pets, and us.
Dogs get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every dog gets along with other pets or people. A license allows city officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their owner, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the pet and the community.
Fees and Fines
There’s no ifs ands or buts about it, licenses are required for all dogs living in Syracuse. They must be renewed every year or every three years prior to the expiration date (don’t worry, we’ll remind you!).
Failure to present a valid license may result in a fine of $20 to $500.
Please note that Syracuse's licensing program operates on a 365 day cycle. This means that all licenses expire on the date they were purchased, in the year of expiry.
A valid rabies certificate is required to complete the licensing process. A spay/neuter certificate is required to qualify for the discounted rate.
Benefits Offered by DocuPet
Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. This starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there.