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Animals and pets

Pet licensing

Licensed pets have benefits:Online licensing

  • They are more likely to be united quickly with their owner.
  • They receive longer care periods at shelters.
  • They are transferred to an emergency medical care facility if found with an injury.

Licensing fees support:

  • Funding for spay/neuter programs.
  • Officer's response to neighborhood complaints.
  • Officer's response to problem wildlife and livestock.

All cats, dogs, and wild or exotic pets older than eight weeks within Clark County, the city of Vancouver and the town of Yacolt are required to be licensed.

- Applications and forms
- Fees
- Where to purchase a license

Applications and forms

Mail your completed form along with a check to:

Clark County Animal Control
PO Box 9810
Vancouver WA 98666-9810


Fees are required for pets older than six months, and are valid for 12 months.

  • Cats
    Fertile - $20
    Altered - $10
    8 weeks - 6 months of age - Free
  • Dogs
    Fertile - $40
    Altered - $16
    8 weeks - 6 months of age - Free
  • Wild animal - $100

Low-income assistance - Assistance with pet license fees is available for households with limited incomes that are located within unincorporated Clark County or the city of Vancouver. Only one dog and one cat per household may qualify. Pets must be spayed or neutered.
- Pet licensing low-income assistance application (PDF)

Senior discount - Individuals older than 65 receive 50 percent off license fees for one spayed or neutered dog and cat per household.

Fines - The fine for having an unlicensed dog or cat in unincorporated Clark County and the cities of Vancouver and Yacolt is $100 per animal. If an owner who receives a citation licenses the animal within 10 business days, the fine will be reduced by half. But a second fine will cost $200 and third will cost $400, and failure to pay a fine could create a lien against the owner’s property.

Where to purchase a license

Licensing agents may charge a fee of up to $5.00 per license.

Hazel Dell
- Designer Dog Grooming, 317 NW Bassel Road, Vancouver, (360) 546-2168
- Highway 99 Auto License, 13011 NE HWY 99, Vancouver, (360) 573-6226
- Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic, 12709 NE HWY 99, Vancouver, (360) 574-0833

East area
- Cascade Park Animal Hospital, 16820 SE McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver, (360) 892-2122
- Eastside Auto License, 2011 SE 192nd Avenue, Camas, (360) 833-1717
- Humane Society for SW Washington, 1100 NE 192nd Avenue, Vancouver, (360) 693-4746

Central area
- Banfield, 7603 NE Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, (360) 253-7732
- East Padden Animal Hospital, 8611 NE Ward Road, Vancouver, (360) 859-9534
- Montage Kennels, 10200 NE 72nd Avenue, Vancouver, (360) 573-7691
- Orchards Auto License, 11820 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. #D, Vancouver, (360) 254-6226
- St. Francis Emergency Veterinary Clinic, 12010 NE 65th Street, Vancouver, (360) 253-5446

West area
- Community Development Permit Center, 1300 Franklin St., first floor, Vancouver (360) 397-2489
- Vancouver Veterinary Hospital, 1616 St. Johns Blvd., Vancouver, (360) 696-2529

North county

- Yacolt Town Hall, 202 W. Cushman St., Yacolt, (360) 686-3922


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