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In an effort to support the public during these challenging times, Contra Costa County is currently suspending late fees for licensing. The suspension of late fees will in no manner waive the County's license requirements, mandates, or regulations. The County's late fees for licensing will be reinstated 60 days after the County's Health Order is lifted by Contra Costa County's Health Services Department.

For more information on shelter operations during the shelter-in-place mandate, please visit the Contra Costa Animal Services website.

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. Separate proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or a paid 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. A copy of the owner’s ID card is required to receive the discounted fee for senior citizens age 65 and over.
  4. A copy of the owner's military or veteran status is required to receive the discounted rate for veterans and members of the military.

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

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