The McKamey Animal Center is responsible for enforcing animal services ordinances for the City of Chattanooga. Center staff is also responsible for reviewing and updating legislation in the interest of animal and public safety. If you would like to read Chapter 7 of the City code pertaining to animals click here:

In January 2016, the ordinances regarding city pet licensing changed. City pet licenses used to be good from Jan. 1st thru Dec. 31st of the year issued. With the revision, pet licenses must be purchased by the last day of the month in which the dog or cat receives its rabies vaccination. The license shall be effective for twelve months or until the last day of the month in which the current rabies vaccination expires, whichever comes first. In the case of a three-year rabies vaccination, the license must be renewed yearly while the vaccination remains valid.