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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.

License Fees

License Fees

Licensing Fees

3-12 Months

12-36 Months

Unaltered Pet

$65.00

$180.00

Spayed/Neutered Pet

$25.00

$60.00

Seniors Age 65, Active Military or Veteran
(proof of age or military status required for discount)

1st Spayed/Neutered Pet

$0.00

$0.00

Additional Spayed/Neutered Pet

$12.50

$30.00

Unaltered Pet (no discount)

$65.00

$180.00

Other Fees

Late Fee

$20.00

Replacement Tag

$7.00

For information about how to license a service dog, please click here.

*Spayed or neutered pets receive a discount on licensing fees. This policy is in place to promote sterilization and reduce pet overpopulation.

Due Date

Payment for your license is due within 30 days of the expiration of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 3 months or within 30 days of moving into Contra Costa County.

A late fee is added to the license fee if your license is not purchased by the due date. The late fee is $20.

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