You may license your pet online, by mail, at participating vet clinics, or in person at the Nebraska Humane Society.
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).
|License Your Pet Online
|Download the Licensing Application
|List of participating veterinary clinics
Dog and cats
3 dogs and 5 cats
Please note: Waterloo residents may apply for a pet avocation permit which allows up to 5 dogs and up to 6 cats – but no more than 8 pets total.
For information and to apply for the permit, click here.
All dogs and cat 4 months of age and older are required to be licensed.
All new residents must license their pets within 30 days of moving to Waterloo.
Veterinary proof of current rabies vaccination is required to license all cats and dogs.
Please note: Owners may pay the licensing fee prior to obtaining a current rabies vaccination for their pet. However, the actual license tag (if a new pet) or validation letter will not be given to the owner until proof of current rabies vaccination is received. Owners have 30 days after paying the license fee to vaccinate their pet and provide appropriate rabies documentation to NHS or the late fee will apply.
Pet licenses are due January 1 and are delinquent after March 15 of each year.
|Intact Dog/Cat License Fees:
|Altered Dog/Cat License Fees:
*Veterinary proof of spay/neuter is required to license at the lower rate.
Service animals may be licensed at no charge.
Yes, pet owners age 65 or older may license their altered pets at no charge. Proof of senior status will be required to license at the senior rate. Although the senior license is offered free of charge, pets must be licensed every year.
The cost of a replacement tag is $2. You may request a replacement tag by coming in to the shelter, or you may send your personal information, your pet’s name and the replacement fee to:
NHS Replacement Tag
8929 Fort Street
Omaha, NE 68134
Please note: If your pet is not yet 4 months of age by the March 15th deadline, if you acquire a pet after the deadline or if you move to the City of Waterloo after the deadline, you will not be charged a late fee for the current year. Regular license fees will apply.
No, license fees are non-transferable.
If you have additional questions regarding pet licensing, please contact email@example.com or call (402) 444-6716.