Fee Schedule

As a local government, funding for services is obtained through many revenue sources such as taxes, user fees, grants and rates. The Consolidated Fee Schedule pulls together almost all fees collected by various city departments in one place for easy access to patrons. The Consolidated Fee Schedule reflects the cost to the city for providing fee-based services such as planning and zoning amendments, obtaining a building permit, adopting an animal or renting a city facility.

If you do not see the fees you are interested in outlined in the Consolidated Fee Schedule, please contact the department directly.

  1. Animal Services

Fees Effective Oct. 1, 2022

A division of the Irving Police Department, Irving Animal Services maintains a safe and secure city by providing a healthy environment for humans and animals living in Irving. View the Animal Services ordinance.


Adoption Fees:

Animals adopted from Irving Animal Services receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. This includes:

  • Rabies vaccination - dogs, cats and ferrets 12 weeks and older Spay/Neuter – dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Microchip implantation (if not previously chipped) and registration De-wormer(s)
  • Flea/tick medicine
  • Cats only – FVRCP vaccination(s) and Feline Combo Test (FIV and FeLV)
  • Dogs only – DAPPv vaccination(s), Bordetella vaccination(s), Heartworm Prevention medication and Heartworm Test (6 months and older)
Dogs and cats over six (6) months of age$85
Puppies and kittens six (6) months and under six (6) months of age$100
Other animals such as birds, rabbits, hamsters and other small animals$10 - $40

Impoundment & Daily Care Fees:

Upon intake at the shelter, each animal receives the following to protect animal health and reduce disease spread:

  • Cats only – FVRCP vaccination
  • Dogs only - DAPPv vaccination, Bordetella vaccination De-wormer(s)
  • Flea/Tick medicine
  • Microchip implantation (if not previously chipped) for identification, registered to owner upon reclaim and payment of microchip fee

Animals housed in the animal shelter are provided with daily care by the Animal Services staff. This includes a clean kennel, food and water, bedding, litterbox for cats and other basic care needs.

Impoundment Fee$60
Daily Care Fee$10

Quarantine / Rabies Testing Fee:

Animals which have bitten or scratched a person are required by law to be quarantined for the rabies observation period (10 days, 240 hours). Animals kept in quarantine at the animal shelter are housed in specialized kennels and receive daily care by the Animal Services staff, using additional protections to prevent additional exposures. This includes a clean kennel, food and water, bedding, litterbox for cats and other basic care needs, as well as observing the animal at least twice daily for any signs/symptoms consistent with the rabies virus.

If the animal displays signs/symptoms of the rabies virus or the owner chooses to surrender the animal to the shelter, the quarantine fee is still collected to cover costs related to euthanasia and rabies testing.

The home quarantine fee applies to animals that have met the legal requirements that allow for quarantine in the home. Officer time is spent verifying that the animal is eligible for home quarantine, completing owner education, ensuring compliance with state laws, checking in as necessary during the 240-hour quarantine period, releasing the animal and documenting the process as required.

Quarantine Fee (at shelter)$150
Home Quarantine Fee$50

Service Fees:

Animal Services offers microchipping that includes microchip registration, rabies vaccinations for animals impounded at the shelter and rabies tag replacements for animals vaccinated by Irving Animal Services.

Microchip Implantation and Registration Fee$15
Rabies Vaccination Fee$10
Replacement Rabies Tag$5

Registration Fees:

Keeping an Aggressive or Dangerous dog in the City requires registration. The fees assessed for registration are for the Animal Services staff time to complete the process for checking compliance requirements set forth in the ordinances.

Aggressive Dog Registration$100
Dangerous Dog Registration$100

Breeding animals and hosting animal exhibitions in the City both require permits. The fees assessed for the permits are for the Animal Services staff time to complete the process for checking compliance requirements set forth in the ordinances.

Breeder’s Permit$50
Animal Exhibition Permit$250
  1. Inspections
  1. Parks and Recreation
  1. Planning and Zoning

The Consolidated Fee Schedule is a multiyear project. The tentative schedule for additional fees is outlined below:

  • Phase 1 (effective Oct. 1, 2022): Animal Services, Parks and Recreation, and Planning
    • Inspections (effective Oct. 15, 2022)
  • Phase 2 (effective Oct. 1, 2023): Code Enforcement and Library Services
  • Phase 3 (effective Oct. 1, 2024): Fire, Municipal Court, and Police
  • Phase 4 (effective Oct. 1, 2025): Public Works departments
  • Phase 5 (effective Oct. 1, 2026): City Manager’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, City Secretary’s Office, Irving Arts and Culture, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau