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Snohomish County Animal Control Officers respond to the following complaints associated with dogs, cats and livestock.
If you reside in unincorporated Snohomish County, you may file a complaint regarding the following issues here. For complaints regarding barking dogs, please click here.
Call 911 anytime there is a life-threatening emergency in progress (i.e. livestock in the roadway, injured animal, dog attack in progress, animal left in hot vehicle). If the complaint is not in progress or life threatening, please complete the online animal complaint form or you may call Snohomish County Animal Services at 425-388-3440 Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Calls received after business hours, on weekends or holidays will be returned on the next business day.
For barking dog or other animal noise complaints click here. For all other complaints you may file an on-line complaint or call Snohomish County Animal Services at 425-388-3440 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Calls received after business hours, on weekends or holidays will be returned the next business day.
No. Your name and contact information is needed to complete a thorough investigation into the complaint. Under the Public Records Act chapter 42.56 RCW, the information provided on a complaint investigation request form is subject to public disclosure. However, information revealing the identify of persons who are witnesses to crimes or who file complaints with investigative agencies may be withheld from disclosure if you as complainant indicate a preference not to reveal your identifying information. The preference you indicate on the complaint form shall govern whether such identifying information will be disclosed or withheld in response to requests for public records.
Please note, if your case is filed in court you name must be disclosed if you are a witness in the case.
Animal Services may need to contact you regarding your complaint.
Public record requests may be made here.
Yes. The leash law (SCC 9.14.030) requires any dog off the property of its owner be under the control of a responsible individual.
No. However, parks, recreational areas and dog leash parks may have their own scoop requirements and we encourage you to be a responsible pet owner by picking up after your pets.
Please call 911.
All dogs and cats, including indoor only and pets confined to fenced yards, that are six months of age or older residing in unincorporated Snohomish County must be licensed. You can license you pet here. If you live within city or town limits, please contact your city hall or town hall for pet licensing requirements.
Pet license fees can be found here.
Click here and follow the instructions on the page. Once you choose your property by clicking on the "Parcel Number," look under "Distribution of Current Taxes." If you live inside the city limits, the city where you reside will be listed there and you need to contact your city of residence for licensing requirements. If there is no city listed, you live in unincorporated Snohomish County and can license your pet here.
Please visit our kennel and animal businesses page for details on what licenses are required.
Please call 425-388-3440 or email [email protected] and we will update your records for you.
Animals are taken to the Everett Animal Shelter.
If you have lost or found livestock (horses, cattle, sheep, goats, or pigs) in unincorporated Snohomish County, contact Animal Services at 425-388-3440, Option 9 or email [email protected].
If the animal is on a road in unincorporated Snohomish County, please call Snohomish County Public Works Road Maintenance at 425-388-7500.
Please contact the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife at 425-775-1311 for wildlife related issues or questions.