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Contra Costa Animal Services will be reinstating animal licensing late fees on July 1, 2022, per the Department's User Fee Schedule (Fees and Services | Contra Costa County, CA Official Website).  For more information on shelter operations, please visit the Contra Costa Animal Services website: Animal Services | Contra Costa County, CA Official Website.

License Fees

License Fees

Licensing Fees

3-12 Months

12-36 Months

Unaltered Pet



Spayed/Neutered Pet



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

1st Spayed/Neutered Pet



Additional Spayed/Neutered Pet



Unaltered Pet (no discount)



Other Fees

Late Fee


Replacement Tag


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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