Identification Requirements

Thousands of animals find their way into shelters each year without any form of identification. Unfortunately, without identification we are unable to reunite them with their families. Purchasing a license for your dogs and cats will help ensure your special companion can be returned home quickly and safely.

In Muscatine, all dogs and cats over the age of six months are required by law to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. The license tag should be securely attached to the pets collar at all times. Licenses can only be issued with proof of current rabies vaccination.  If your veterinarian is outside of the city limits of Muscatine and does not report rabies vaccinations, you must submit proof of rabies when sending the license fee. Also, if an animal is spayed or neutered, proof is required in order to license the animal at the reduced rate.

Identification Requirements

Animals are required to have the following identification: 

1. A durable collar and leash.
2. Rabies tag attached to collar.
3. The owner's name, address, phone number and the pet's name on an ID tag.
4. City of Muscatine License Tag.