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Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies and licensed with the City of Newport Beach within 30 days of being in the city.

View the complete City of Newport Beach ordinance

Mailing Address

Please mail all required documentation, along with your check or money order payable to "City of Newport Beach" to the address below. Please do not send cash.

Newport Beach Dog Licensing
C/O PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929

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.

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

License Fees

Licensing Fees (effective 7/1/2023)

Up to 1 Year

Unaltered Dog


Spay/Neuter Dog


Dangerous Dogs

Up to 1 Year

Unaltered Dog


Spay/Neuter Dog


Other Fees

Replacement Tag


Late Fee


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 and starvation.

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 dog over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of establishing residence in the City of Newport Beach.

A late fee of $5.00 is added if your license has not been renewed within 30 days of the expiration of your license, or if your pet is over 4 months old and you have been in the city more than 30 days.

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