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Licensing Ordinance

All dogs over the age of four months must be vaccinated for rabies and licensed with Solano County within 30 days of ownership/possession or new residence in Solano County. Persons living in unincorporated areas of the County are also required to license their dogs. Cat licenses may be purchased on a voluntary basis.

Solano County requires dogs to wear the license tag at all times.

Solano County Code Online

Instructions to License Online

Ready to purchase your license? If you would like to license online, a convenience fee of $2.00 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

  • Current rabies vaccination certificate if the vaccination has expired. Check your certificate for correct address and pet information.
  • Spay/Neuter certificate if your pet has been spayed or neutered since the last licensing period.
  • Proof of age is required to receive the discounted fees for senior citizens age 65 and over.

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

License Fees

City of Benicia

Fees Effective 7/1/2021

Dog Licensing Fees

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$60.00

$120.00

$180.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$25.00

$40.00

$60.00

Senior Discount (65+)

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$30.00

$60.00

$90.00

First Spay/Neuter Dog

$0.00 (limit 1 per owner)

Addt'l Spay/Neuter Dog

$15.00

$20.00

$25.00

Other Fees

 

Late Fee (30 days, per dog)

$15.00

Late Fee (60 days, per dog)

$25.00

Replacement Tag

$17.00

Transfer Fee

$21.00

City of Vacaville

Fees Effective 7/1/2021

Dog Licensing Fees

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$60.00

$114.00

$169.50

Spay/Neuter Dog

$22.00

$39.60

$58.30

Senior Discount (65+)

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$20.00

$36.00

$53.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$10.00

$16.00

$23.00

Other Fees

 

Late Fee (30 days, per dog)

$15.00

Late Fee (60 days, per dog)

$25.00

Replacement Tag

$17.00

Transfer Fee

$21.00

Unincorporated Areas of Solano County

Fees Effective 7/1/2021

Dog Licensing Fees

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$40.00

$76.00

$113.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$20.00

$36.00

$53.00

Senior Discount (65+)

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Spay/Neuter Dog

$10.00

$16.00

$23.00

Other Fees

 

Late Fee (30 days, per dog)

$25.00

Replacement Tag

$17.00

Transfer Fee

$21.00

Other Cities

Fees Effective 7/1/2021

Dog Licensing Fees

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$40.00

$76.00

$113.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$20.00

$36.00

$53.00

Senior Discount (65+)

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Unaltered Dog

$20.00

$36.00

$53.00

Spay/Neuter Dog

$10.00

$16.00

$23.00

Other Fees

 

Late Fee (30 days, per dog)

$15.00

Late Fee (60 days, per dog)

$25.00

Replacement Tag

$17.00

Transfer Fee

$21.00

  • Licenses may be purchased for 1, 2 or 3 years as long as the rabies vaccination is valid for the same period. Rabies laws state that the license term cannot exceed the rabies expiration date.
  • Senior Discount – Proof of senior status must be enclosed.
  • Service dogs must be licensed in person at the Solano County Animal Shelter.

The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than that 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 ownership of the dog, 30 days of a puppy receiving the rabies vaccination (minimum 4 months of age), or 30 days of becoming a new resident of Solano County. If you are renewing a Solano County license, your payment is due within 30 days after the expiration date.

By ordinance, a late fee is added to each license not purchased within 30 days.

Tag Benefits

Your pet’s license may be his or her ticket home! Solano County license tags are embedded with a QR-code to help the finder of a lost pet quickly connect with the owner, without the pet having to make a stop at the animal shelter!

Your Solano County tag is valid as a County license tag when you receive it, and no further action is required. However, your license tag comes with an important FREE benefit! The modern and durable tag, produced by PetHub, may be linked to PetHub’s FREE online pet profile, where pet owners can update existing contact information and enter additional phone numbers, email addresses, family and veterinary contacts and more. The service also includes access to PetHub’s 24/7 call center.

Be sure to activate your pet’s license tag with PetHub to receive these free benefits. More than 96% of lost animals with PetHub tags are returned to their owners within 24 hours, many without ever entering a shelter.

You will receive a new Solano County license tag each year when you license your pet. Be sure to activate your new tag each year to continue receiving your free PetHub benefits!


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