Mail or In-Person Licensing

The easiest way to purchase or renew your cat or dog's license is to use our online system. You can also perform pet licensing tasks via mail or in person.

Mail in your license application or renewal payment

If you prefer to visit us in person or mail in your payment, or if you are licensing a miniature goat or potbellied pig, please download the Seattle pet license application. To use the fillable PDF function and complete the form digitally before printing, please save a copy of the application to your computer. You may also print the blank form and complete by hand.

Mail the completed form with payment to:

Seattle Pet Licensing
2061 15th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119

Make checks payable to City of Seattle.

License your pet at a Protect Your Pet event

Third Saturday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle

Each month, the Seattle Animal Shelter and Good Neighbor Vet host Protect Your Pet, a license and rabies vaccination clinic event at the shelter. Purchase or renew your pet's license during this clinic and receive a free rabies vaccine for the licensed pet. Microchips and other vaccines are also available for an additional fee.

Services are first-come, first-served. All dogs must be leashed, and all cats must be in carriers. Previous vaccination records are not required, but you are encouraged to bring them, if available.

Visit our customer service centers

You may purchase or renew a Seattle pet license any of the City's customer service centers.

Ballard Customer Service Center 5604 22nd Ave. NW 206-684-4060
Central Customer Service Center 464 12th Ave., First Floor 206-684-4767
Lake City Cusomter Service Center 12525 28th Ave. NE 206-684-7526
Southeast Customer Service Center 3815 S. Othello St., Suite 105 206-386-1931
Southwest Customer Service Center 2801 SW Thistle St. 206-684-7417
University Customer Service Center 4534 University Way NE 206-684-7542
Downtown Customer Service Center 700 Fifth Ave. 206-684-7800
Mobile Customer Service Center Varies

If your pet's tag becomes chewed, worn or lost, you can request a replacement tag online. Or you can visit the Seattle Animal Shelter or mail a check for the fee to:

Seattle Pet Licensing
2061 15th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119

Your pet's replacement tag will be sent in the mail within two weeks.

Update your pet's record

The easiest way to update your pet's record is online through our licensing portal. Otherwise, you can use the methods below.

Do we have your current information? 
If you move, change phone numbers or no longer have your pet, please email or call 206-386-4262.

Did you transfer ownership of your pet? 
If you transfer ownership of your pet to someone who resides in the city of Seattle, please complete an ownership transfer form.

Are you the new owner of a pet with a Seattle license?  
Complete an ownership transfer form.

Have you moved outside the city of Seattle? 
If you move outside the city, please call 206-386-4262 or email us at, and we will update your record(s).