How much does a dog license cost?

All dogs, six (6) months old or older, are required to have a City of Chadron Dog License. Below is some helpful information regarding City of Chadron Dog Licenses.

As of January 2018 the current City of Chadron Dog License fees are as follows:

January of each year, City of Chadron Dog Licenses will be available at the following rates:

  1. Altered dogs (Spay or Neutered): $3.00
  2. Intact (Non-altered dogs): $11.00
  3. Replacement tags, in case yours is lost, are available for one half (1/2) the original fee.


NOTE: A thirty-day grace period is also allowed for anyone who acquires a new dog, moves into the area with a dog, or has a puppy that turns six (6) months old after February 1st of each year, allowing dog owners to purchase City of Chadron Dog Licenses at the above rates.

February 1st through December 31st of each year, City of Chadron Dog Licenses will be available at the following rates:

  1. Altered dogs (Spay or Neutered): $20.00
  2. Intact (Non-altered dogs): $40.00
  3. Replacement tags, in case yours is lost, are available for one half (1/2) the original fee.


You can purchase a City of Chadron Dog license at your local veterinarian or at the Chadron Police Department. Please remember the following when considering your City of Chadron Dog License:

  1. Dogs under the age of six (6) months old do not require a City of Chadron Dog License.
  2. When purchasing a City of Chadron Dog License, proof of Rabies vaccination is required.
  3. City of Chadron Dog Licenses need to be renewed January 1st of every year.

Advantages of purchasing a City of Chadron Dog License include:

  1. If your dog gets loose and is located by Animal Control, the tag number allows an easy way to locate you, the owner.
  2. In the event that your dog is impounded, if you have no prior Dog at Large offenses within twelve (12) months, the impound fee will be waived. Current imound fee is $40.00.
  3. It is a quick way to identify if your dog, or someone else, has a current Rabies vaccination, so if you see a Dog at Large, you will have some assurance that the dog is healthy.

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1. Does my dog need a license?
2. Does my cat need a license?
3. Does my dog need to be vaccinated for rabies?
4. Why should I license my dog?
5. What if my veterinarian advises against issuing a rabies shot?
6. How often does the license have to be renewed?
7. How much does a dog license cost?
8. How do I replace a lost license?
9. How do I transfer a license to a new owner?
10. Is there a limit to the number of dogs I am allowed to own in Chadron?
11. If I move here from another county (in Nebraska), is that county's current license still valid?
12. If I move here from another state, is that state's license valid?
13. What if I have more questions?