Pet Licensing & Permits


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.

Purchase pet licenses online

Licenses may be also 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 online, through the mail, or at the Police Department.

Licensing Hours

Online (24/7)

In Person
M-F 6am to 8pm
Sat & Sun 8am to 4pm

21900 11th Ave. S.
Des Moines, WA 98198

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