When do I need to have my animal vaccinated?
The State of Illinois requires that all dogs four months of age or older be currently vaccinated against rabies. At the time of vaccination, dogs shall be issued a rabies tag reflecting the current vaccination status of the animal. This tag is to be worn at all times.
What are the tagging requirements for Jackson County residents?
Most Jackson County communities have their own corporate body animal regulations which must be enforced by the city/village enforcement officers. In Jackson County, the cities of Murphysboro and Carbondale require that animals within their city limits be licensed and tagged with city registration tags. Therefore, dogs within these corporate city limits must have two tags attached to their collar or harness at all times.
Replacement tags are available free of charge for as long as your vaccination is valid from the Jackson County Animal Control office. You can call 618-687-7235 to have it mailed to you or to set up a time to pick it up.
Registration tags for the cities of Murphysboro and Carbondale are available at the Police Department of each city.