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License Requirements

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 4 months of age and older in the City of Oakland must be vaccinated for rabies, microchipped and licensed with the City. Dogs new to the city or undergoing a change of ownership must be licensed within 30 days.

For more information, please read the complete ordinance.

Due Date

By ordinance, licenses are due within 90 days of your pet’s vaccination date or prior license expiration date.

A late fee of $15.00 will be added for late licenses and additional $15.00 for every additional month late up to $45.00.

License Term

Your dog’s license can only be valid for the length of your dog’s rabies vaccination.  You may not purchase a license beyond the expiration date of the rabies vaccination.  Licenses can be purchased for 1, 2 or 3 years.
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