FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I in the borough limits? To know if you are within the Mat-Su borough, visit If you are in the borough, the "city" will say "NONE"
Does my dog or cat need to be licensed? Yes, all dogs and cats over the age of 6 months, within the Mat-Su Borough are required to be licensed (registered). (See application)
What is a Microchip and how does it work? A microchip is a small chip inserted under the skin of the animal. It serves as proof positive that the animal is yours, speeding up notification if the animal is lost, then found.
Do I need a Kennel/Cattery License? If you have 5 or more dogs, or cats over the age of 6 months, within the Mat-Su borough, a Kennel/Cattery License is required. An Officer goes to your kennel/cattery to ensure that the basic needs for the animals are taken care of (housing, food, water, etc.). The license fee is $75, upon approval.
Why must I fill out a written statement, to report a violation/complaint? Unless an Officer sees the action or violation he or she must have a complainant to take any action. The written statement is used as a complaint in the event that a person is issued a citation and must go to court. These forms are available on our Forms page.
*Lifetime licenses expire if rabies immunization lapses