Licensing your pet is one of the best ways to ensure that your pet comes home. It is also the law in most metro area communities.

Licensing Your Pet

Licensing your pet is one of the best ways to ensure that if he strays or she gets lost, they come back home to you. It is also the law in most metro area communities. Below is a quick reference guide to pet licensing requirements in each metro community.

Ways to License

  • License your pet online
  • By Mail (click on your city's link below to download the proper form)
  • At participating vet clinics
  • For your health and safety as well as the welfare of our staff, please license by mail or online. A mail slot also will be available at the Nebraska Humane Society for drop-off submissions. 

Please Note: License fees are a non-refundable city fee. A $5 processing fee will be charged on all licensing transactions (including in-person payments made at NHS).

Licensing Deadline 

The deadline to license your pet is March 15 of each year. If you move to the area or acquire a pet after that date, you should license your pet within 30 days of adopting or arriving in the jurisdiction. 

Omaha Metro Cities that Require You To License

Service Animal Licensing

Service Animals cannot be licensed online. Please download the service animal documentation form below. You also will need to complete the license application for your jurisdiction (click on your city above to download the form). Please deliver the forms in person to the Nebraska Humane Society or mail them to: Nebraska Humane Society, Attn: Pet License Dept., 8929 Fort Street, Omaha, NE 68134

Licensing Tips

Questions about Licensing

If you have additional questions regarding pet licensing, please contact or call 402-444-6716.

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