Animal Licenses


The City Controller's Office is now accepting Animal Registrations online.

Fees are paid using your Credit or Debit card. Fees vary based on the Owner/Pet status. See the following schedule to determine your fee.

Yearly license renewals begin on January 1st and end on March 31st. A $10 late fee will be applied to all renewals after March 31st.

Late fees can be waived if any of the following apply:

  • You're a new resident to the City of Hammond (Requires proof that the resident moved within City Limits in the past 30 days)
  • This is a new pet, obtained through either purchase or gift. (Requires written proof of purchase/gift receipt showing that the pet was obtained in the past 30 days)
  • Your pet was ill and/or under veterinarians care which prevented the owner from purchasing the license before the March 31st deadline. (Requires note from a veterinarian)
  • Your pet was not old enough to receive a rabies shot between January 1st- March 31st. (Requires written proof of animal’s age)

When you're ready to register, click the secure link below.

Spayed/Neutered Pets

Resident Status Pet Status Date Fee
Hammond Resident Existing Pet Before March 31st $5.00
Hammond Resident Existing Pet After March 31st $15.00
Hammond Resident New Pet Within 30 days of ownership $5.00
Hammond Resident New Pet After 30 days of ownership $15.00
New Resident ALL Within 30 days of residency $5.00
New Resident ALL After 30 days of residency $15.00

Non-Spayed/Neutered Pets

Resident Status Pet Status Date Fee
Hammond Resident Existing Pet Before March 31st $10.00
Hammond Resident Existing Pet After March 31st $20.00
Hammond Resident New Pet Within 30 days of ownership $10.00
Hammond Resident New Pet After 30 days of ownership $20.00
New Resident ALL Within 30 days of residency $10.00
New Resident ALL After 30 days of residency $20.00

Please note: All Animal License transactions conducted through this website will be charged an additional $2.50 technology fee. This fee covers our credit card processing fees and postage/handling.

Click here for a secure Animal License Application form

You may also mail in your paperwork and check with a self addressed stamped envelope to:

City of Hammond
Controller’s Office
5925 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, Indiana, 46320

Animal Licenses may also be purchased in person at the above address during normal business hours.