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Licensing Ordinance

All dogs and cats over four months of age must be licensed with the City of Citrus Heights. Newly acquired pets must be licensed within 30 days of acquisition or entry into the City.

View the complete City of Citrus Heights ordinance

Instructions to License Online

Ready to purchase your license? If you would like to license online, a convenience fee of $1.95 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.

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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. Owners age 62 and over with a spayed or neutered pet may receive a discounted license fee by indicating the owner’s age or date of birth on the license application.
  4. A valid microchip number is required in addition to proof of spay/neuter and a current rabies certificate to receive a lifetime cat registration. Microchip information for dogs and cats not receiving lifetime registration will be recorded as a courtesy to the pet owner and is not required.

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

License Fees

Licensing Fees

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Pet




Spayed/Neutered Pet




Senior 62 and Over with
Spayed/Neutered Pet




Lifetime Registration for Altered and Microchipped Cats

Lifetime Registration


Senior 62 and Over


Other Fees

Late Fee


Replacement Tag


*Licenses will only be valid for a term equal to or less than the remaining duration of the pet’s current rabies vaccination.

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 within 30 days of the date that your current license expires. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of moving into the City of Citrus Heights.

A late fee of $25 is added if your license has not been renewed within 30 days of the expiration of your prior license.

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