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Pet Licensing & Permits
Licenses
All dogs and cats over 6 months of age must be vaccinated for rabies, licensed, and wear the tag on their collar.  See Municipal Code Title 8.04.

Licensing Fees
  • Altered Dogs and Cats - $20
  • Unaltered Dogs and Cats - $60
  • Replacement Tag $1
  • Lifetime License Free

Pet licenses are valid January through December. 
  • 60 day late fee -  add 50% of the license fee
  • 120 day late fee - add 100% of the license fee.

Senior citizens, 65 and over, may obtain a lifetime license for their altered pet for no charge.

Application
Licenses may be purchased through the mail, at the Police Department, or at local veterinary hospitals.

For your convenience, a license application may be completed and brought in or mailed together with your payment and a copy of current rabies vaccination / alteration.

Contact Us
Licenses may be purchased through the mail, at the Police Department, or at local veterinary hospitals.

Licensing Hours
Available at the police department 24/7
21900 11th Ave. S.
Des Moines, WA 98198