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License Requirements

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 4 months of age and older in San Luis Obispo County must be vaccinated for rabies and licensed with the county. Dogs new to the county or undergoing a change of ownership must be licensed within 30 days.

View the complete San Luis Obispo County ordinance

Due Date

Payment for your license is due within 30 days of your pet’s vaccination date or prior license expiration date.

By ordinance, a late fee of $20.00 is added to each license not purchased within 30 days of the expiration of the prior license.

License Term

Your license will be valid for 1 or 3 years from the purchase date, or until the rabies vaccine expiration date, whichever is earlier. Licenses are not valid beyond the expiration of the vaccination.

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