License a Pet

Our service area is limited to 
unincorporated outside of city or town limits
Snohomish County. Most cities have their own animal services agencies. 

Click the map below to find your service area.

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Dogs and cats in unincorporated Snohomish County must be licensed annually.

Your pet license comes with many benefits:

  • License tags not only provide quick information that will help you reunite with your pet if they go missing, but they also help fund the costs of shelter and medical expenses for lost and neglected pets in our county.
  • License discounts: Pets who are spayed/neutered are eligible for a discount, with an additional discount for pets who are also microchipped. Seniors also receive discounts for their pets!
  • Pet license lookup: Found pets can be quickly reunited with their owner because any finder can look up the tag number to locate the owner's contact information, 24/7.
  • A free ride home: If your pet becomes lost, Animal Services staff will attempt to deliver them home to you, skipping an expensive trip to the animal shelter.
  • Avoid fines: Fines for failing to license your pet start at $100.
  1. Apply for a new pet license
  2. See licensing fees
  3. Renew an existing pet license
  4. Update your account


License Online

It's quick and easy! Complete your application in our online portal.

Payment methods accepted: Visa and Mastercard

By Phone

Give us a call at (425) 388-3440 and our friendly staff will process your pet license payment over the phone. 

By Mail

Print an application form and submit with the correct fee to:

Snohomish County Auditor
Animal Services Division
3000 Rockefeller Ave. M/S 306
Everett, WA 98201-4046

Payment methods accepted: Personal check, cashier’s check, money order

In Person

Snohomish County Animal Services

3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett
(Admin West Building, 1st Floor)
Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit card, check