River Forest requires that dogs and cats be registered with the Village. Tags can be purchased for $10 at Village Hall and are valid for one year. Pet Licenses are valid from May 1st to April 30th each year.

All dogs and cats must have a current rabies vaccination.  Please bring in documentation of the current vaccination which should be provided to you by your veterinarian. If your pet is under 4 months old, and/or too young to receive the rabies vaccination, please wait until the vaccine has been administered to apply for a pet license.

If a stray dog is found wearing a River Forest dog tag, the Police Department will return the dog to your residence without first taking it to an animal shelter.

If your dog utilizes the parks and parkways, please be courteous and clean up after your pet. Your assistance in keeping the Village's parkways clean and free from debris is greatly appreciated.

Click here to download a Pet License Application. 

Click here for information about the Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine Clinics