Animal Control – I Need Information

Why Animal Laws Matter

Dog Licensing Requirements

The City of Gary requires all dogs to have a current dog license.  Annual dog licenses are good from Jan 1- Dec 31, each year, you need a new license for each dog you own.

Dog License Costs:

  • Unaltered pit bulls- $35
  • Altered non pit bull $ 8
  • Unaltered non pit $15

You will need to show:

  • Current rabies certificate- either a 1 year or 3 year certificate
  • Homeowners or Renters’ Insurance- For pit bulls or or pit bull mixed breeds, or for any documented or reported bite dog (dog that has bitten anyone) you will need to show $500,000 liability insurance- whether homeowners or rental insurance, the $500,000 liability requirement is the same.



Animal Control
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Sgt. Darlene Breitenstein
625 W 9th Place
Gary, IN 46402

Kennel Hours
Mon – Fri 8AM – 4 pm


We always take all donations of animal-related products to help support feeding and care of housed animals. Drop off Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm.  Call Dispatch 219-660-0000 prior to coming.