Animal Control Fees

    Impoundment/Boarding Fee:

    • $15 per day or part of day AND
    • $25 impoundment fee for each and every impoundment
    • $10 microchip implantation fee, if the animal is a domestic dog or cat that has NOT been implanted with a microchip. The owner must pay the implantation fee, plus the cost of the microchip, BEFORE the animal is released.

    License Fee:

    For each domestic cat or dog 3 months to 12 months of age, and for each neutered domestic cat or dog of any age kept, harbored or owned within the City of Columbia
    (“Neutered” includes both male and female animals irreversibly rendered incapable of reproduction by surgical or chemical procedure when such is verified in writing by the animal owner):

    • $5 – for any time not to exceed one year
    • $10 – for any period greater than one year but not to exceed two years
    • $15 – for any period greater than two years but not to exceed three years

    Each intact domestic cat or dog over the age of twelve months (“Intact” includes both male and female animals not certified in writing by the owner to have been irreversibly chemically or surgically rendered incapable of reproduction):

    • $15 – for any time not to exceed one year
    • $30 – for any period greater than one year but not to exceed two years
    • $45 – for any period greater than two years but not to exceed three years