Pet licensing

In an abundance of caution due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, Animal Control is closed to in-person services. 

The closure decision was made in consideration of the health of customers, employees and the community. 

We encourage our customers to use online services for permitting, animal licensing and concerns, and code enforcement concerns. Customers may also make appointments with staff.   


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Unincorporated Clark County, City of Vancouver and Town of Yacolt

Clark County pet license required for cats and dogs. Please apply below.

All other cities in Clark County

Please contact your local government for licensing requirements.


To find your service area, please visit gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/property, enter your address and click search. Your local jurisdiction is listed in the left-hand column of the main page.

Please make sure you are in our service area. We are unable to refund license payments.


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Licensed pets have benefits

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

Licensing fees support:

  • Spay/neuter programs
  • Officer response to neighborhood complaints
  • Animal cruelty investigation and prosecution
  • Public education programs

Pet tags are considered permanent. If your tag has become lost or unreadable, email animal@clark.wa.gov to request a replacement tag. You must include the registered owner’s name, address, phone number, pet’s name, and license number or PLI number. Your account must be current to receive a replacement tag.  

Applications and forms

Fees

Puppy and kitten licenses are free and are valid for 6 months.

Adult pet licenses are valid for 12 months and must be renewed annually. The following fees are required for pets older than 6 months. 

  • Cats
    Fertile - $40
    Altered - $20
     
  • Dogs 
    Fertile - $50
    Altered - $25 
     
  • Wild animal - $100

Need assistance with your online account? Email animal@clark.wa.gov for help during regular business hours. You must include the registered owner’s name, address, phone number, pet’s name, and license number or PLI number.

Low-income assistance - Pet license fee assistance is available for households that have limited incomes and are located in unincorporated Clark County or the city of Vancouver. Only one dog and one cat per household may qualify. Pets must be spayed or neutered. 

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. A second fine will cost $200 and a third will cost $400. 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 per license.

East area

Central area

North county