Pet Licensing & Permits

Anyone who owns a dog(s) or cat(s) within the City of Broken Arrow must apply for a pet license. That license must be renewed annually.

Renewals are due at the end of September each year.

New pet permits or renewals may be submitted in person at City Hall, located at 220 South First Street; or by mail, to the City of Broken Arrow, Attention: One Stop Center, PO Box 610, Broken Arrow, OK, 74013.


Animal Registration Form
Exotic Animal Permit Application

City Ordinance

Sec. 5-6. Dog/cat license fee, registration and tag generally.

(a) All persons living within the city limits, and owning a dog or cat, shall pay an annual fee for a pet license for each dog or cat over six (6) months of age as follows:
(1) Dogs, unaltered, seventeen dollars ($18.00);
(2) Dogs, altered, six dollars ($7.00);
(3) Cats, unaltered, seventeen dollars ($18.00);
(4) Cats, altered, six dollars ($7.00);
(5) Guide or hearing dogs used as an aide to a person with a disability, fee waived.

(b) Provided further, any person, whose dog is a dangerous dog as defined by section 5-1 of this Code, shall be charged an additional twenty-eight dollars ($29.00) with each annual license issued.

(c) The city license tag must be displayed on the licensed animal at all times. Lost tags may be replaced by paying a one dollar service fee.

(d) The owner shall pay the fees levied by this section to the finance department or the office of animal control. Annual licenses shall expire on the thirtieth (30th) day of September next after their issuance. When an annual license is issued after September, the fee collected from October 1st to March 30th there will be no change in fee amount; from April 1st to August 31st one-half ( 1/2) of the fee amount will be charged. Provided further, a three year license is available to all persons whose dog(s) has been vaccinated with the modified live virus Flury strain rabies vaccine, upon the payment for a three year fee.

(e) Neither the Development Services Department nor the office of animal control shall issue a license until the person offering the fee presents a certificate from a licensed veterinarian showing that the dog or cat has been immunized against rabies during the calendar year(s) for which the license is sought.

(f) The office of animal control may enter into agreements with local veterinarians to collect the fee(s) and issue licenses pursuant to subsections (a) through (e) of this section. The veterinarian may keep two dollars ($2.00) of the amount collected to offset bookkeeping and other costs associated with this program. The veterinarian shall be required to keep records of such transactions on a form provided by the office of animal control and said records shall be turned over to the office of animal control on a weekly basis along with the balance of the fees collected. The office of animal control shall submit all fees collected to the finance department of the City of Broken Arrow along with copies of all forms submitted by the veterinarians.

(g) It shall be unlawful and a Class C offense for any person to fail to procure a city pet license or to fail to display the tag issued upon the animal.

(h) Additionally, the licensing of dogs and cats shall be available to those persons living outside the city limits of Broken Arrow, should those persons desire to be subject to this section of the Code, for the purposes of identifying and protecting their dog(s) or cat(s) from euthanasia should the Broken Arrow animal control officer capture their pet inside the city limits.

(Code 1970, § 3-13; Ord. No. 725, § 1, 1-23-78; Ord. No. 1599, § 1, 7-2-90; Ord. No. 1700, § 5, 6-15-92; Ord. No. 1850, § 1, 5-2-94; Ord. No. 2067, § I, 6-2-97; Ord. No. 2304, § I, 9-18-00)

State law references: Authority to tax dogs, 11 O.S. 1981, § 22-115.