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Licensing Ordinance

All dogs and cats 12 weeks of age and older in the City of Kirkland, Washington must be licensed with the City.

View the complete Kirkland Municipal Code

Instructions to License Online

Ready to purchase your license? If you would like to license online, a convenience fee of $2.00 will apply for each transaction. Any required documents, such as your pet's current rabies vaccination certificate, may be scanned and uploaded or submitted later by fax, mail or email. The license will be issued after all required documents are received.

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Required Paperwork

  1. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information.
  2. Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services is required if the pet has been altered since the last licensing period and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered license fee.
  3. Proof of age is required to receive the discounted fees for senior citizens age 65 and over.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your documents for your records.

License Fees

Standard License Fees

1-Year

2-Year

Unaltered Pet

$60.00

$120.00

Spayed/Neutered Pet

$30.00

$60.00

Juvenile Pet < 6 Months Old

$15.00

n/a

Senior citizens age 65 and over with spayed or neutered pet

$15.00

$30.00

Other Fees

Replacement Tag

$5.00

Late Fee / 45-90 days

$15.00

Late Fee / 90-135 days

$20.00

Late Fee / >135 days

$30.00

The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for licensing spayed or neutered pets in order to promote sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation.

Due Date

Payment for your license is due upon expiration of your current license. King County license tags are valid through the date of license expiration, and will be replaced automatically with a City of Kirkland license tag upon the first renewal with Kirkland. Once you receive your pet's Kirkland tag, please remove and dispose of the King County license tag.

A late fee is added to the license fee if your license is not purchased within 45 days of the license expiration date and increases at 90 days and 135 days.

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