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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. Your dog’s microchip number is required if it is not already on file. All dogs in the City of Oakland are required to be microchipped.
  3. 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.
  4. Proof of owner’s age is required if you are applying for the reduced-rate senior license. A photocopy of any paperwork showing the owner’s age or date of birth will be accepted.

Residents of the City of Oakland may have their pet microchipped at the Oakland Animal Shelter for $10.00. No appointment is required.

Note: Please send legible copies of your paperwork and maintain a copy for your records. If you are renewing a prior license, you will receive only a receipt unless you also paid for a replacement tag during renewal.

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