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License Requirements

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

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.

License Term

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.
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