Pet owners of Richland County are expected to provide their dogs or cats over the age of six months with a current rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian and a current pet tag issued by Richland County Animal Care.
In Richland County the penalty for an
unlicensed pet is $500.00.
Some of the benefits of licensing your pet
To report a found pet with a County Tag or
other identification tag, please call (803) 576-2461 to report this. The
information will be forwarded to Animal Care. If you would like the animal
picked up, please inform the Customer Service Representative of this.
You may apply for a pet license by mail or in
The pet owner is required to show proof of rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian and proof of spay/neuter if applicable. Pet owners are also required to renew their license every year.
Your pet license is good for one year. You will be notified by mail one month before your renewal date.
The fee of $4.00 may apply to fertile pets if
you can provide one of the following:
The cost of replacement tags
The cost of a replacement tag is $2.00. If you are in need of a replacement tag for your pet, just mail in a copy of your pets receipt for his current tag and a check or money order for $2.00 along with your request. Mail request to 400 Powell Road, Columbia, SC 29203.
The penalty in Richland County for an unlicensed pet is $500.00.
Rules pertaining to animals in Richland County
The rules or ordinances that pertain to animals within Richland County can be viewed online in chapter 5 of Richland County Ordinances
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