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Licensing Information


License Fees

City of Benicia

Fees Effective 10/1/2009 *

Dog Licensing Fees

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$60.00

$114.00

$169.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$22.00

$40.00

$59.00

Senior Discount (65+)

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$20.00

$36.00

$53.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$10.00

$16.00

$23.00

Late Fee (30 days, per dog)

$15.00

Late Fee (60 days, per dog)

$25.00

Replacement Tag

$5.00

City of Vacaville

Fees Effective 7/1/2009 **

Dog Licensing Fees

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$60.00

$114.00

$169.50

Spay/Neuter Dog

$22.00

$39.60

$58.30

Senior Discount (65+)

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$20.00

$36.00

$53.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$10.00

$16.00

$23.00

Other Fees

 

Late Fee (30 days, per dog)

$15.00

Late Fee (60 days, per dog)

$25.00

Replacement Tag

$5.00

Other Cities and Unincorporated Areas of Solano County

Fees Effective 7/1/2008

Dog Licensing Fees

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$40.00

$76.00

$113.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$20.00

$36.00

$53.00

Senior Discount (65+)

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$20.00

$36.00

$53.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$10.00

$16.00

$23.00

Late Fee (30 days, per dog)

$15.00

Late Fee (60 days, per dog)

$25.00

Replacement Tag

$5.00

  • Licenses may be purchased for 1, 2 or 3 years as long as the rabies vaccination is valid for the same period. Rabies laws state that the license term cannot exceed the rabies expiration date.
  • Senior Discount – Proof of senior status must be enclosed.
  • Service dogs must be licensed in person at the Solano County Animal Shelter.

The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile 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)
*To use as an electronic fillable form, open in Adobe Reader.

 


Due Date

Payment for your license is due within: 30 days of possession of the dog, 30 days of receiving the rabies vaccination, or 30 days of becoming a new resident of Solano County. If you are renewing a Solano County license, your payment is due on the last day of the month in which your license expires.

By ordinance, a late fee of $15 is added to each license not purchased within 30 days. After 60 days, the late fee increases to $25.


Payment Options

You may pay for your animal license either through the mail with a check or money order made payable to Solano County Dog Licensing or in person at Solano County Animal Shelter, Dixon City Hall, Benicia City Hall, Rio Vista Police Department or Benicia-Vallejo Humane Society. Payment options vary by location. Your license will be mailed to you.

If you have received a billing or renewal notice in the mail, you may be eligible to pay for your license online with a major credit card (Visa / MasterCard / AmEx / Discover.


Required Paperwork
  • Current rabies vaccination certificate if the vaccination has expired. Check your certificate for correct address and pet information.
  • Spay/Neuter certificate if your pet has been spayed or neutered since the last licensing period.
  • 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.


Mailing Address

Please mail all required documentation, along with your check or money order payable to "Solano County Dog Licensing" to:

Solano County Dog Licensing
4160 Suisun Valley Rd
Suite E PMB 428
Fairfield, CA 94534

Please note: This is a mailing address only. Licenses cannot be purchased at this location.

PDF  Download License Application (PDF format)
*To use as an electronic fillable form, open in Adobe Reader.

 


Licensing Locations

You may apply and submit payment at the locations listed below. Your tag will be mailed to you within 30 days of receipt of payment.

Solano County Animal Shelter
2510 Claybank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-784-1356
*Payment at this location may be made by cash, credit card or money order.

Dixon City Hall
600 East A Street
Dixon, CA 95620
707-678-7000

Benicia Police Department
200 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
707-745-3411

Benicia-Vallejo Humane Society
1121 Sonoma Blvd
Vallejo, CA 94589
707-645-7905

Rio Vista Police Department
50 Poppy House Rd.
Rio Vista, CA 94571
707-374-6366

If you would like to pick up an application to mail in with your payment, you may go to one of the following locations:

Fairfield City Hall at the Mall
707-428-7714

Animal Care Center
1100 E. Monte Vista
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-448-6275

Vacaville City Hall
Finance Division
650 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-449-5117

NOTE: Payment cannot be made in person at these locations.

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