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Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 7 months of age and older must be licensed with the city. Newly acquired dogs over the age of 7 months must be licensed within 30 days of acquisition.

View the complete City of West Richland ordinance

Instructions to License Online

Ready to purchase your license? Any required documents, such as your pet’s 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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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. If licensing a service animal, a letter is required from a veterinarian or doctor stating that the dog is a service animal.

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

License Fees

Licensing Fees



Unaltered Dog



Spayed/Neutered Dog



Other Fees

Late Fee (30 days after license expires)


Replacement Tag


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

Due Date

Payment for your license is due within 30 days of the expiration of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a dog over the age of 7 months.

A late fee is added to the license fee if your license is not purchased by the due date. The late fee is $10 per license.

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