Everything You Need to Know About a Multnomah County Pet License

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How to Get a Multnomah County Pet License

In most states and counties, including Oregon, it's legally required to get a pet license for your animal. This is typical to ensure your pet is spayed/neutered and has its rabies vaccination. But how exactly do you get a

Multnomah County requires pet owners to register their animals to keep neighborhoods, pet owners, and animals safe and happy. The process of acquiring a pet license can be complex, confusing, and expensive. If you need to register your dog, cat, or any other animal companion in Multnomah County, let DoNotPay make the process fast, easy, and successful!

What Are the Different Ways to Register For a Multnomah County Pet License?

There are three different methods for licensing a pet in Multnomah County.

License your pet onlineVisit the Multnomah County Animal Services website to order a brand-new pet license, renew a previous registration, or pay for a license you already received but didn't purchase yet.
License your pet via mailSend a completed Pet License Application to Multnomah County Animal Services, along with a check or money order addressed to MCAS. If you're renewing a pet license, be sure to write your pet's license number on the application.
Apply at a participating veterinary clinicNot all clinics are available for pet licensing applications, but MCAS has a license vendor map you can look at for more information on their website.

Filing the application can be a time-consuming hassle. For many Multnomah residents, going to a clinic or taking the time to fill out a paper application can be too confusing and take too long, while finding the right place to go on a website with so much information can feel overwhelming.

How Much Does it Cost to License a Pet in Multnomah County?

The cost of licensing a pet depends on the animal, whether it's spayed/neutered, and how long you're getting the license for.

1. Cats

For spayed/neutered cats, costs are:

  • $15 - good for one year
  • $25 - good for two years
  • $35 - good for three years

For unspayed/unneutered cats:

  • $30 - good for one year
  • $60 - good for two years
  • $90 - good for three years

For cats owned by senior citizens (aged 65 and older):

  • $15 (unspayed/unneutered) or $7.50 (spayed/neutered) for one year
  • $30 (unspayed/unneutered) or $12.50 (spayed/neutered) for two years
  • $45 (unspayed/unneutered) or $17.50 (spayed/neutered) for three years

2. Dogs

For spayed/neutered dogs, costs for a Multnomah County pet license are:

  • $27 - good for one year
  • $47 - good for two years
  • $62 - good for three years

For unspayed/unneutered dogs:

  • $42 - good for one year
  • $77 - good for two years
  • $107 - good for three years

For dogs owned by senior citizens (aged 65 and older):

  • $21 (fertile) or $13.50 (spayed/neutered) for one year
  • $38.50 (fertile) or $23.50 (spayed/neutered) for two years
  • $53.50 (fertile) or $31 (spayed/neutered) for three years

These aren't the only fees you have to worry about either. You have to incorporate the cost of getting vaccinations for your pet, as well as the cost of getting it spayed or neutered. The price can run up rather quickly when you're licensing your pet on your own.

Reasons to Register Your Pet in Multnomah County

There are a lot of benefits to registering your pet in Multnomah County, with the top reason being that it's a requirement. Three other great benefits include:

  1. Tracking: A lost pet will be much easier to locate with a licensing number. Multnomah County itself returns over 2000 pets a year to its owners due to the licensing number associated with them.
  2. Safety: It helps keep neighborhoods safe in Multnomah County. Licensing fees help support investigations to abuse, cruelty, neglect, aggressive animals and bites, as well as loose pets.
  3. Community: The fees associated with pet licensing also go towards supporting the MCAS animal shelter, so homeless pets can have food, shelter, healthcare, training, and the chance to get adopted by a loving owner.

Can My Multnomah County Pet License Be Revoked?

A pet license can only be revoked through a court hearing, but it can be done. If you're found to violate the licensing agreement in any way, then the city or county may want to take you to court and revoke your license. You'll have to apply for a new pet license all over again, and getting a new one maybe even harder now since you've had one revoked previously.

While you can reapply online, it may not be the best way to go about it if you've gone to court and gotten your license revoked before. You have to make sure you have all the correct and up-to-date documentation for your pet or pets. Getting it all together and mailing it in, going to the veterinarian, or uploading it all online can take a bit of time and money you might not have.

If time and money are something you have to worry about, then DoNotPay has you covered. The process of obtaining a pet license is not only long, but it can be annoying too, especially if you have a history of getting your pet license revoked. DoNotPay can easily and quickly help you get a new one, or get your current pet license renewed online. The process is fast, simple, and successful with DoNotPay.

Use DoNotPay to Save Time Registering Your Pet in Multnomah County

If you want to save time registering your pet in Multnomah county, but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 6 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Pet Licenses product on DoNotPay.
  2. Enter the county or city you are looking to register your pet in.
  3. Tell us more about your pet, including the breed, gender, whether they are spayed/neutered, approximate age, and more.
  4. Upload evidence documents that prove that your pet has been spayed/neutered (if applicable) and a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate.
  5. Enter your contact information, including email, address, and phone number.
  6. Complete your application by paying the license processing fee, so we can file the application on your behalf.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

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