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Licensing Information

License Fees

Licensing Fees Effective 7/1/17




Unaltered Dogs




Spayed/Neutered Dogs




Senior Discount (65+)




Spayed/Neutered Dogs




Other Fees


Replacement Tag


Transfer of Ownership


Late Fee (30 days past lic. expire)



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

PDF  Download License Application (PDF format)

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.

Payment Options

You may license by mail and pay for your license with a check or money order made payable to "San Luis Obispo County Animal Services."

You may license online and pay for your license with a major credit card. A convenience fee will apply per transaction.

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.

Note: Please send legible copies of your paperwork and maintain a copy for your records. If you are renewing a prior license, you will not receive a new tag or return mailing. Your cancelled check is the receipt for your license.

Mailing Address

Please mail all required paperwork, along with your check or money order payable to "San Luis Obispo County" to the address below. Please do not send cash.

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services
PO Box 3560
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

PDF  Download License Application (PDF format)


Licensing Locations

You may purchase your license in person at Animal Services:

885 Oklahoma Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA

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