Animal Registration

****Please Note: The Animal Control Registrar is no longer located at the McLean County Health Department. All animal registration inquiries should be directed to the McLean County Animal Control Center. Registration fees may be mailed or paid online. (Please see the bottom of this page for all related fees.) Replacement dog tags can be acquired at the McLean County Animal Control Center

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the registration fee for 1-year vaccination for altered cats and dogs and cats and dogs under 7 months of age will be $12. the registration fee for 1-year unaltered cat or dog is $22. Late fees apply after 30 days of vaccinations.

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the registration fee for 3-year vaccination for altered cats and dogs will be $30, the registration fee for a 3 year unaltered cat or dogs is $65. Late fees apply after 30 days of vaccinations.

This applies to any 1 or 3 year vaccinations that are given January 1, 2018 and after.  

PAY ONLINE HERE

The McLean County Registration supports the Animal Control Program by providing:

  • rabies prevention
  • aggressive dog control
  • community education
  • finding homes for adoptable pets
  • protecting the health and safety of the citizens of McLean County
Three Dogs

The main purpose of the Animal Control program is to protect people and pets from rabies, a serious disease that is most often fatal for both animals and humans. Rabies protection is provided through the enforcement of Illinois law and the McLean County Dog and Cat Registration Ordinance. This ordinance requires all dogs and cats to be registered with McLean County Animal Control Program after a veterinarian vaccinates them for rabies. View a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the ordinance.

The differential fee collected for unaltered cats and dogs is used to spay and neuter animals adopted from the Animal Control Center and low-income residents through the Pet Population Control Fund.

Requirements

Animal vaccination is not valid until the animal is registered with McLean County Animal Control. If you are new to McLean County, you must bring in or mail a copy of your cats' or dogs' rabies vaccination certificate to the McLean County Animal Control Center within 30 days of moving. You can pay the registration fee at the animal control center in person, by mail or you may pay on line through GovPay services. Unaltered dogs and cats pay a higher registration fee due to their reproductive status. View a list of area veterinarians.

In addition to dogs and cats, primates must also be registered with Animal Control. View more information on primate registration.

Rabies Tag Fees

*Animals younger than seven months old are exempt from the not spayed / neutered pricing.
Tag Validity Paid Within 30 Days (Spayed / Neutered) Paid Within 30 Days (Not Spayed / Neutered) Paid After 30 Days (Spayed / Neutered) Paid After 30 Days (Not Spayed / Neutered)
One-year tag $12 *$22 $35 *$45
Three-year tag $30 $65 $70 $160

Payment of Registration Fees

Partial payments not accepted. Late fee applies to registration paid after 30 days of vaccination.

To pay for your animal’s rabies tags, use McLean County's online payment service or make a payment in person or by mail to the Animal Control Center at:

9279 N 1375 East Road
Bloomington, IL 61705

Please note: A convenience fee will be added when paying animal registration online.

GovPayNet® Internet Payment Service Fees

For each additional increment of $50.00 , or portion thereof, add $1.75.
Transaction Range Service Fee Amount
$0.01 - $50.00 $1.50
$50.01 - $75.00 $1.75
$75.01 - $100.00 $3.00
$100.01 - $150.00 $5.00
$150.01 - $200.00 $7.00