Is your pet licensed?
Annual pet licenses are mandatory if you live in the City of Southport. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.License My Dog or Cat Now Renew My Pet's License
The City of Southport has partnered with DocuPet Inc. to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience. DocuPet Inc. 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 owner through our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service.
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 Southport 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 dog or cat gets along with other pets or people. A license allows Southport 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 Southport. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date (don’t worry, we’ll remind you!). Licenses are only required for those living within the city limits.
Failure to present a valid license may result in a fine of $50.00.
Please note that Southport's licensing program operates on a 365 day cycle. This means that all licenses expire the following year on the date they were purchased.
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.