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Late fees are waived on all licenses until 30 days after the statewide shelter-in-place order is lifted.

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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

Instructions to License Online

Ready to purchase your license? If you would like to license online, a convenience fee of $1.95 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.

If you are applying for a license with no payment required, such as the one free license for a senior citizen age 65 or older, please click here for other submission options. If you are a senior citizen licensing additional pets at the regular license fees, the online payment system may be used.

Click here to begin.

If you prefer to pay by another method, click here to view your other payment options.

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




Unaltered Dog




Spayed/Neutered Dog




Other Fees

Late Fee (30 days after
prior license expires)


Replacement Tag


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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