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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Animal Services


Resources For Veterinarians

The partnership between the DuPage County Veterinary community and Animal Services helps ensure the health and safety of our citizens and animal welfare. This page has been created as a resource for our Veterinarians and will continue to grow. Your feedback on what would be most beneficial for you/your clinic is greatly appreciated and can be sent to

How to Order Rabies Tags

Rabies tag orders now require payment for the base tag value at time of order or pick up. Intact fees are remitted when you send in certificates. Unused tags returned to our office by January 31st of the prior distribution year will be credited to your account. You have three options to place your order and pay:

Veterinary Packet 2022

2022 Veterinary Packets and Rabies tags are distributed in by mid December.  An electronic version of the entire packet is below.  Please see the Important Forms section below to find the individual forms included in the packet.  

    Rabies Information & Links

    Rabies is a preventable deadly disease of mammals.  Vaccination and registration is the #1 way to prevent the spread of rabies.  One of our missions at Animal Care & Control is to prevent the spread of the virus through bite investigations and required rabies vaccination registration.  All dogs and cats in DuPage County are required by law to be currently vaccinated against rabies.  There are many valuable resources through the IL Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), some of which are posted below.

    Puppies and kittens under 1 year of age that receive a 3 year as their first rabies vaccine must receive a booster shot 1 year later, and should only receive a 1 year rabies tag. View additional details from the CDC.

    When Animals Bite

    DuPage County Animal Services is the organization that is given the authority to enforce the laws relating to biting animals.  The basis for these laws is protection of the health of the bite victim through the control of rabies.  As a Veterinarian, clients may come to you/your practice for the mandatory rabies observation period.  Included below are the guidelines per Code of DuPage County, Chapter 5, Animals, along with sample notices sent out to to pet owners, and a confinement quick reference guide from DuPage County Health Department (DCHD).

    Important Forms & Documents

    If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Order Rabies Tags Online (for Veterinary Partners)

    Veterinary Partners may now place orders, submit payment for 2021 and 2022 Rabies Tags and pay for invoices online. 

    Payment/ Order Online Now


    Veterinary Partners may also order tags by mail or by email

    Download 2022 Rabies Tag Order Form