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3805 Adam Grubb
Lake Worth, Texas 76135
Phone: 817-237-1211 ext 111
Direct: 817-255-7922
 Fax: 817-237-1333





City Code requires that any dog or cat residing within the city limits obtain an
annual city registration for each animal.  See code section below for specifics. 
1-year rabies vaccination registration is $3.00 and 3-year rabies vaccination registration is $6.00.


(a)     Required. The owner of a dog or cat that is four months of age or older must register each such dog or cat with the city. A registration may be obtained in person or by mail upon providing:

(1)     A certificate of vaccination for the cat or dog showing that the cat or dog has received a rabies vaccination within the last 36 months and including the following information:

(A)     The name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the vaccinated dog or cat;

(B)     The date of vaccination;

(C)     The year and number of the rabies tag;

(D)     The breed, age, color, and sex of the vaccinated dog or cat; and

(E)     Whether the dog or cat is neutered, spayed, or intact; and

(2)     The payment of the registration fee as set by the city council.

(b)     Metal tag. The city will issue a metal tag for the dog or cat upon the registration. The owner of the dog or cat shall attach the current registration tag to a collar or harness that is worn at all times by the dog or cat. All registration tags shall be valid for a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance.

(c)     Duplicate tags. The owner of a dog or cat may obtain a duplicate registration tag upon payment of a duplicate tag fee and presentation of the receipt showing payment of the current year’s registration fee.
(d)     Renewal. The owner of a dog or cat shall annually renew the registration with the city. The same proof of current rabies vaccination and payment of the registration fee that is required for the initial registration is required for a renewal.

(e)     New residents. A person moving into the city from an area outside of the city has 30 days to comply with this article.

(f)     Guard or attack dogs. The owner of a guard or attack dog shall:

(1)     Indicate on the registration application that the dog is a guard or attack dog and the location and hours of presence of the dog;

(2)     Register the guard or attack dog with the police department; and

(3)     Conspicuously post warning signs stating “guard dog on premises” in letters not less than 2 inches high at the location or premises where the guard or attack dog is confined.


The Animal Control Facilities are located at 7009 Comanche Trail, Lake Worth, Texas; any questions may be directed to the Animal Control Officer at 817-238-8738.  Animal Registrations are handled at City Hall located at 3805 Adam Grubb, Lake Worth, TX 76135 and require a current rabies vaccination certificate for each animal to be provided.  You may pay with cash, check, money order and/or credit/debit card (convenience fee applies).




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