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License Online

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs over 16 weeks old must be licensed with the City of Anacortes.

View the complete City of Anacortes ordinance

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.

Please Note: Free ADA service dog renewals, and renewals for potentially dangerous or dangerous dogs are not supported in the online payment system, but may be applied for by mail.

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If you prefer to pay by another method, click here to view your other payment options.

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, which is typically noted on the rabies vaccination certificate or a signed statement from a veterinarian, if you are applying for the lower license fee for an unaltered dog less than 8 months old or greater than 9 years old.

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

License Fees

Licensing Fees

Unaltered Dog $50.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog $10.00
Unaltered Dog <8 Months Old $10.00
Unaltered Dog >9 Years Old $10.00
ADA Service Dog (annual renewal required) no charge
Potentially Dangerous Dog Renewal - Altered $60.00
Potentially Dangerous Dog Renewal - Unaltered $100.00
Dangerous Dog Renewal (must be altered) $110.00

Other Fees

Replacement Tag $2.00

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 January 1st. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 16 weeks or within 30 days of moving into the City of Anacortes.

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