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In Henderson County, all dogs must be licensed annually starting at four months of age.

Proof of rabies vaccination is required for the city license.

Licenses are valid for 12 months from the last day of the month the license was issued (e.g. a license issued on December 1 is valid until December 31 of the next year).

  • A license for a dog is $2

  • Dogs should wear their license and rabies tags at all times

  • Assistance dogs are exempt from annual licensing

  • Pet licensing supports critical community animal care and control services and are currently available at the Humane Society by calling 2708268966.





Henderson County, KY / Part II: General Legislation / Animals / Dogs 

Henderson County, KY Animals (

§ 95-10

License required. [1]

Any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of a dog over four months of age within Henderson County or any incorporated area therein shall each year obtain a County license therefor.


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