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Late fees are waived on all licenses until further notice.

Common Questions

Questions About Notices

Questions About Current Licenses

Questions About Lost and Found Animals

Questions About Pet Licensing

Questions About PetData


Why did I receive this notice?

Please choose the option that best describes the notice you received:


Why am I being billed when I have a current license?

There may be several reasons why you received a bill when you have a current license. We're happy to help with your account information - please fill out this form to begin the process.


When will I get my license tag?

We will mail your tag and license receipt within 10 business days from the day we receive your completed license application and payment. Please allow an additional 3-5 business days to receive your tag or receipt in the mail. If we have not received correct payment or proper documentation you will be notified via mail and the processing of your license will be delayed.


How do I get a replacement tag?

You may obtain a replacement tag by sending a check or money order payable to “City of Pasco" in the amount of $5.00 to the mailing address below. The replacement tag fee for a low-income senior owner is $3.00. Please do not send cash. You may include either a copy of your prior license receipt or a note to designate the pet for which you are purchasing a replacement tag. If you need assistance, you may call customer service toll-free at 1-833-259-2134.

If you are renewing your pet's license, please indicate that a replacement tag is needed on the renewal form and include the replacement tag fee.

Pasco Dog Licensing
c/o PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929

Only one license tag can be active at one time. Requests for multiple tags for the same animal cannot be fulfilled.


Can I transfer a license?

Licenses may not be transferred from one owner to another owner or from one pet to another pet. A new license must be purchased. Click here to view your other licensing options.


Can I obtain a refund?

A refund may be available if a duplicate payment was made for the same pet and the same license term. Be sure to include the pet’s current license tag number if it is available, and as much information as possible regarding your payments.

Refunds are not available for unused time or if the animal is altered during the licensing period and you paid at the higher rate.

To request a refund, please send your request in writing or via email to the City of Pasco Customer Service: [email protected] or PO Box 293, Pasco WA 99301.


How long is this license valid?

Licenses are valid for 1 or 3 years depending on the term that has been purchased. The rabies vaccination for your pet must be current on the date of purchase for a 1-year license, but must have been administered less than 60 days prior to the issue date in order to qualify for a 3-year license.


Where is the local animal shelter?

Tri-Cities Animal Shelter
1312 S. 18th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301


To report stray animals or for questions unrelated to licensing, please call Animal Control at 1-509-545-3740.


I have found a pet: what should I do?

If the pet that you have found is wearing a City of Pasco license tag, please enter the tag number in the tag search box on the left side of the page. If you need assistance, you may call our office at toll-free 1-833-259-2134.


I have lost a pet: what should I do?

If an Animal Control Officer finds your pet, and your pet is wearing a current license tag on its collar, Animal Control will contact you. If another citizen finds your pet with its license tag, they may call the phone number on the tag, or lookup the tag number through our online tag search.

If your pet has been lost, Animal Control recommends that you visit the shelter to look for your pet at least every other day. Sheltering of strays for the City of Pasco is provided by Tri-Cities Animal Shelter. You may also contact Animal Control at 1-509-545-3740 regarding your pet.


Why should I license?

Animal licensing is required in the City of Pasco for all dogs. Licensing is for the well being of the pets to help ensure that if a dog becomes lost it can be returned home. Without a license, a lost pet may be impounded and potentially adopted or euthanized. Pet license fees help subsidize animal control efforts.

We want to help the Pasco community be responsible pet owners; it is required by city ordinance that all pets have current rabies vaccines with a tag identification number and the expiration date.


What are the licensing requirements?

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 7 months of age and older are required to be vaccinated and licensed with the City.

View the complete City of Pasco ordinance

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 7 months or within 30 days of moving into the City of Pasco.

A late fee is added to the license fee if your license is not purchased within 30 days of the prior license expiration date. The late fee is $10.

License Term

Licenses are valid for 1 or 3 years depending on the term that has been purchased. The rabies vaccination for your pet must be current on the date of purchase for a 1-year license, but must have been administered less than 60 days prior to the issue date in order to qualify for a 3-year license.


Why was licensing privatized?

The City of Pasco chose to privatize animal licensing beginning in 2018 to promote animal licensing, to provide additional services to its citizens, and to increase the cost-effectiveness of the program.

Some of the additional services available are online licensing 24/7, one or three year licensing option, convenient payment methods including credit cards, shorter lines at City Hall for utility and other customers, professional call center, and an online tag search to speed the process of reuniting a lost pet with its owner.


Who is PetData?

PetData, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, provides animal licensing services for municipalities and animal welfare agencies throughout the United States. The company, a member of the National Animal Control Association, has been in business since 1994. PetData’s goals are to increase animal licensing, to reduce animal euthanasia, to educate the community, and to help solve animal control problems.

Does PetData sell information?

We at PetData consider the privacy of our clients to be of paramount importance. PetData has never sold information or data to any third-party. PetData does not use any personally identifiable data collected for any purpose other than for those purposes as required by client contracts.

We do not respond to requests for information from non-client individuals or corporations, nor do we release information without the express written consent of our clients. PetData does not and will not share or sell client data with any other parties or make client data publicly available unless authorized by the client or required under a legal subpoena. All data belongs to our clients, and PetData serves only as a custodian for client-owned data.

Groups or individuals requesting data should contact their City or County directly as PetData will only release data to our contracted clients.

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