The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit is located at 180 Division Drive in Wilmington, NC. To reach by phone, call 910-798-7500 or by fax 910-341-4349.
New Hanover County Laws
All dogs, cats and ferrets four months old and up must be vaccinated for rabies and registered with the New Hanover County Animal Services Unit. Registration must be mailed, paid by phone (910-798-7500) or paid in person (M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). If you are a new resident or this is your first pet, send in a copy of your pet’s rabies certificate along with the registration payment.
Registration renewal coincides with the rabies vaccination schedule. Stay up-to-date!
You may purchase a one or three-year registration or you may opt for the plan that coincides with the length of your pet’s rabies vaccination. Failure to register can result in a $100 fine.
Here’s what to do if you think you or your pet may be at risk: