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License By Mail

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 4 months of age and older and residing in the City of Sunnyvale must be vaccinated for rabies and licensed with the city.

View the complete City of Sunnyvale ordinance

Mailing Address

To license by mail:

  1. Enclose copies of all required paperwork. The license application below may be downloaded and included, but it is not required.
  2. Determine the correct license fee for each of your pets.
  3. Make your check or money order payable to “Sunnyvale Animal Licensing”. Please do not send cash.
  4. Mail your paperwork and payment to:

    Sunnyvale Animal Licensing
    C/O PetData
    PO Box 141929
    Irving, TX 75014-1929

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. 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.
  3. Proof of the pet owner’s age is required for seniors age 65 and over to license one spayed or neutered pet free of charge.

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

License Fees

Standard License Fees

1-Year

2-Year

3-Year

Unaltered Dog

$74.00

n/a

n/a

Spayed/Neutered Dog

$22.00

$32.00

$42.00

Other Fees

Late Fee (30 days after
prior license expires)

$25.00

Replacement Tag

$5.00

Seniors age 65 and over may license one spayed or neutered pet free of charge. Additional pets and unaltered pets must be licensed at full rate.

The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for licensing spayed or neutered pets in order to encourage sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation.

Due Date

License shall be renewed upon expiration. A late fee will be applied if renewed 30 days after expiration. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of moving into the City of Sunnyvale.

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