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Princeton, Illinois 61356  
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Animal Registration

According to the State of Illinois Animal Control Act of 1973, "all dogs must be vaccinated and registered upon reaching four (4) months of age. Failure to vaccinate and register your dog could result in a fine up to $100 plus costs of impounding."

As a reminder, all dogs in the City of Spring Valley shall have a County Registration tag in addition to the City tag.

You can obtain a rabies tag and register your dog by doing one of the following:

1. You may purchase a tag from your veterinarian's office and they will forward the information to our office.
2. You may purchase a tag directly from our office by presenting your record of vaccination and when applicable, your record of altering (neutered/spayed).
3. You may mail a copy of your record of vaccination and when applicable , your record of altering (neutered/spayed). Our office will then mail you a tag.

The fee for your tag will be as follows:

Duration Altering Amount
1 year neutered/spayed $10
1 year intact $20
3 years neutered/spayed $30
3 years intact $60