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LICENSING YOUR PET

 

 
STARTING ON JULY 1, 2020, THE LICENSE FEES WILL CHANGE
 

 
DOG LICENSE CAT LICENSE
1 Year (Spayed / Neutered)    $20 1 Year (Spayed / Neutered)    $15
2 Years (Spayed / Neutered)    $32 2 Years (Spayed / Neutered)    $24
3 Years (Spayed / Neutered)    $51 3 Years (Spayed / Neutered)    $38
 
1 Year (NOT Spayed or Neutered)    $80 1 Year (NOT Spayed  or Neutered)    $75
2 Years (NOT Spayed or Neutered)    $128 2 Years (NOT Spayed or Neutered)    $120
3 Years (NOT Spayed or Neutered)    $205 3 Years (NOT Spayed or Neutered)    $192
 

 
SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT
Owner must be 62 years of age or older AND dog or cat must be spayed or neutered
 
1-Year License  $10 2-Year License  $15 3-Year LIcense  $25
 

 

PetHub Digital Pet License Tag Front Street Animal Shelter

THERE'S A NEW TAG IN TOWN!
CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE NEW DIGITAL LICENSE TAG & HOW YOU CAN REPLACE YOUR PET'S LICENSE TAG WITH THIS NEW & IMPROVED VERSION

 

READ THIS FIRST BEFORE YOU START LICENSING

DO YOU LIVE IN THE CITY LIMITS OR THE COUNTY LIMITS?
The Front Street Animal Shelter issues pet licenses for residents who reside within the city limits of Sacramento ONLY. If you reside in the county limits of Sacramento, please license your pet with the BRADSHAW ANIMAL SHELTER.

  • If your street sign is green-colored, then you are in the city limits of Sacramento.
  • If your street sign is white-colored, then you are in the county limits of Sacramento.

You may also verify your address through the SACRAMENTO COUNTY PARCEL VIEWER. After you enter your house number and street name, check the Property Information box on the left side and look under "Jurisdiction."

  • If it shows "City of Sacramento," then you are in the city limits of Sacramento.
  • If it shows "Unincorporated Area of Sacramento County," then you are in the county limits of Sacramento.

IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THE THESE CITIES, CLICK TO VIEW YOUR CITY'S LICENSE WEBSITE:
CITRUS HEIGHTS ELK GROVE FOLSOM RANCHO CORDOVA WEST SACRAMENTO

 

PROOF OF RABIES VACCINATION & SPAY/NEUTER
If you are licensing by mail, please include a photocopy of your pet's current rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable). If you are licensing online, you may upload your pet's current vaccination certificate and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable).

 

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR A 1-YEAR OR 3-YEAR LICENSE
The length of a license is dependent on the length of the rabies vaccination. A license cannot expire after the rabies vaccination expiration. In order for a license to be valid, the rabies vaccination must also be valid for the same period of time as the license.

  • If the rabies vaccination is valid for the next 3 years, then you are eligible for a 3-year license.
  • If the rabies vaccination expires in less than 3 years, then you only qualify for the 1-year license.
  • It is important to understand that a 1-year license may not last exactly 12 months and that a 3-year license may not last exactly 36 months. A license expires on the anniversary date (i.e. same day and month) of when the rabies vaccination was given. The license expiration is not based on the day when the license was purchased.

 

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR A FREE 1-YEAR LICENSE
If your pet is spayed or neutered AND you participate in one of the programs listed below, you may receive a complimentary license for one (1) year. You must apply by mail and provide proof of spay/neuter and proof of program participation. You will NOT be able to apply online.

  • Lifeline (AT&T)
  • PG&E and SMUD Assistance Programs
  • City Utility Rate Assistance Program

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER PURCHASING OR RENEWING A LICENSE

  • If the pet is being licensed for the first time or you order a replacement license tag, the license tag will be mailed to you within 4-6 weeks.
  • If you renew an existing license, a new license tag will NOT be issued. Please keep and re-use the original license tag.

 

PAY YOUR LICENSE ONLINE
APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE / RENEW A LICENSE
If your license is due for renewal, you will be
given the option to purchase a replacement tag.
ORDER A REPLACEMENT LICENSE ONLY
Select this option if your license is NOT due for renewal.
Please include the pet's name in the Comment box.

 

 

APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE OR RENEW A LICENSE BY MAIL

MAIL TO:  Front Street Animal Shelter
2127 Front Street  Sacramento 95818

PAYMENTS ACCEPTED:  Check and Money Order
CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS:  Payable to City of Sacramento

DOWNLOAD & COMPLETE THE LICENSE APPLICATION:
(For New Licenses Only)

LICENSE APPLICATION (Adobe Acrobat version)
LICENSE APPLICATION (Microsoft Word version)

 

POULTRY LICENSE & PERMIT APPLICATION

Download LICENSE APPLICATION (Adobe Acrobat version)
Download LICENSE APPLICATION (Microsoft Word version)

 

 

CONTACT US

Call 916-808-3785 (voicemail line) or email PetLicensing@CityofSacramento.org

If you received a licensing notice and you no longer own the pet, please provide us your name, phone number, Animal ID, and the reason why you no longer own this pet. This will allow us to update your account and to prevent future notices from being sent to you.

IMPORTANT!  Voicemail line & email address are for license-related issues ONLY.