Welcome to the Animal Care & Control of Columbus, Georgia website

Animal Care & Control is a branch of the Department of Public Works, a department of the Columbus Georgia Consolidated Government.

Permit Fees

All dogs and cats 4 months or older must be registered with the Special Enforcement Division/Animal Control Section of the Columbus Consolidated Government. In addition, all dogs and cats 4 months or older must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian before a permit can be issued. The cost of the permit is as follows:

Spayed/Neutered or under nine months of age:
  • 1 Year Permit - $5
  • 3 Year Permit - $15 (a 3-year rabies shot must have been given)
Not Spayed/Neutered:
  • 1 Year Permit - $20
  • 3 Year Permit - $60 (a 3-year rabies shot must have been given)

Columbus, Georgia Animal Ordinances

Download and review the animal ordinances that are enforced by the Special Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Works. To open this document, you will need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download the program by clicking here (Acrobat Reader is a free program).

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Local Veterinarians

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