dog tagsCitizens who live inside the Plymouth city limits and own a dog will be in violation if they don’t purchase a dog tag from the city office by March 1st.

Each year between January 1st and March 1st dog owners within the city limits of Plymouth are required to register their dog and receive a tag that will help authorities identify the animal if there is any kind of issue.  While the city tries to regulate and monitor issues with pets, sometimes they cannot determine who the animal belongs to.  This tag is a way to be certain that if your pet gets out, is lost, or hurt there is a way to notify the owner.

The cost to register a dog is $1 for males and spayed females and $3 for each unspayed female dog.  You must also provide proof of compliance with state rabies vaccination to acquire your tag. If you get a dog after the March 1st deadline you have 7 days to register the animal.

Once the required paperwork is completed the City Clerk- Treasurer will issue at metal tag to secure on your dog.  That tag should be securely fastened around the dog’s neck at all times.

Untagged dogs can be taken into custody by the Chief of Police or anyone acting under his authority.  The dog will be taken to the pound. The general penalty for not having your dog tagged in the city is subject to a fine not exceeding $2,500.  A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during which a violation occurs or continues.