Is your pet licensed?
Annual pet licenses are mandatory if you live in the City of Battle Creek. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.License My Pet Now Renew My Pet’s License
The City of Battle Creek has teamed up with DocuPet to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience. DocuPet specializes in creating and managing pet licensing programs. It’s our job to ensure that every pet in the community is licensed. Once compliant, our program offers additional value to pet owners through our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet System.
Licensing is Mandatory.
Before we can focus on the benefits, we need to start with the facts. Annual pet licenses are required in nearly every city and town across North America. Licensing plays an important role in the city and their staff’s ability to keep our communities safe – this includes our children, our pets, and us.
Pets get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every pet gets along with other pets or people. A license allows city officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their owner, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the pet and the community.
Fees and Fines
There’s no ifs ands or buts about it, licenses are required for all dogs and cats living in Battle Creek. They must be renewed every one or three years (if purchased a multi-year license) prior to the expiration date (don’t worry, we’ll remind you!).
Failure to present a valid license may result in a fine of $50.00 for a first offense, $100 for a second offense, and $200 for a third.
Please note that Battle Creek's licensing program operates on a 365 day cycle. This means that all licenses expire on the same day, in the year of expiry.
A valid rabies certificate is required to complete the licensing process. A spay/neuter certificate is required to qualify for the discounted rate.
Benefits Offered by DocuPet
Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. This starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there.