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Customer service will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. and online pet licensing are available for your convenience.

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

License Requirements

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

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.

License Term

Licenses must be purchased for a term equal to or less than the remaining duration of the pet’s current rabies vaccination. Licenses are valid until the 1st day of the month 12, 24 or 36 months after purchase date, depending on the term that has been purchased, or until the 1st day of the month of the expiration of the pet’s current rabies vaccination.

When a license is renewed after the expiration date of the prior license, the new license period will begin on the expiration date of the previous license.

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