Learn Seattle Pet License Cost and Requirements

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Getting Your Seattle Pet License: Cost, Process, and Rules to Know

If you own a pet in Seattle, you may have questions about how to get a pet license. How much does a ? Why is it important? And how can DoNotPay help you get your pet license in Seattle?

You're in the right place. Read on and we'll answer all your questions about pet licensing in Seattle.

What Are Different Ways to License a Pet in Seattle?

The city of Seattle gives you a few options regarding how to get a pet license.

How to Get a Seattle Pet License In Person or By Mail

To get a Seattle pet license in person, visit the local shelter:

Seattle Animal Shelter

2061 15th Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119

You can also send your application by mail to the same address. You will need the completed application form, as well as a check or money order made out to the City of Seattle.

How to Get a Seattle Pet License Online

The city of Seattle offers online pet licensing through its licensing portal. If you've ever registered a pet in Seattle before, however, you'll need the number of that previous license or your number from the same license. You should also note that this portal doesn't work well in all web browsers.

How Much Does a Seattle Pet License Cost?

The city of Seattle charges the following amounts for pet licenses :

License TypeFee
Spayed/Neutered Dog$37
Unaltered Dog$105
Spayed/Neutered Cat$26
Unaltered Cat$79
Miniature Goat$21
Potbellied Pigs$32
Replacement Tag$5
Late Fee$30

Other things to know?

  • Senior citizens with a Gold Card for Healthy Aging and disabled people with a FLASH card pay half price for pets that have been spayed or neutered, but there's no discount for unaltered pets.
  • Potbellied pigs require an initial registration of $126, but the annual cost drops to $32 in future years.
  • Male goats must be neutered and dehorned to be eligible for a license.

Reasons to Register Your Pet in Seattle

Licensing your Seattle pet helps Animal Control return lost pets directly to you, saving a stressful visit to the animal shelter. By licensing your pet, you also provide emergency contact information if a veterinarian needs to perform medical treatment on your pet. Plus, the city of Seattle uses the cost of pet licenses to support its animal care efforts.

Documents Needed to Get a Pet License in Seattle

The primary document you need to get a Seattle pet license is the application form. This form requires the following information about your pet:

  • The pet's name
  • The pet's species
  • The pet's gender
  • The pet's breed and color
  • The pet's approximate age and birthday if known
  • The pet's microchip number

If you have a potbellied pig, you need to provide proof of current vaccinations as well as evidence that the pig has been spayed or neutered. If you have a goat, you are also required to provide proof that the goat has been neutered and dehorned.

How Can I Renew or Replace My Pet License in Seattle?

You can renew your pet license in Seattle by visiting the Seattle Animal Shelter or mailing in the application form. You can renew your pet's license online as well, as long as you have the license number of a previous license.

How Long Do Seattle Pet Licenses Last?

Seattle pet licenses the last one to two years, depending on the length of license you choose. Two-year licenses cost twice as much as one-year licenses, but you get the convenience of not having to re-register your pet for two years.

How to Save Time by Registering Your Pet in Seattle Using DoNotPay

If you want to save time registering your pet in Seattle 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 apply on your behalf.

And that's it! Your new pet license will be in the mail within two weeks.

Why Use DoNotPay to Get a Seattle Pet License?

DoNotPay is the fastest, most effective way to make sure all your is correct, saving you time and hassle. There's no need to leave your house or schedule an appointment, and because it works in all cities, you know everything is put together in one place.

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