Pet Registration

Licensing your pet as a responsible pet owner is good for you, your pet, and your community. Pet licensing requirements are enumerated within Edmonds Municipal Code 5.05 but the benefits of proper licensure go well beyond.

  • A pet license can be the quickest way to reunite you and your pet if they become lost. Animal Control Officers and other Edmonds police staff have 24/7 access to Edmonds pet licensing data to quickly locate owner information.
  • Fast reunification often avoids costs of a trip to the animal shelter.
  • A pet license is inexpensive and much cheaper than the $205 fine for failing to license a pet.
  • License fees help support Animal Services within your community.

Before You Begin

Confirm your residence is within the City of Edmonds and our service area HERE.

Pet Licensing Options (New & Renewals)

To renew or apply for a new pet license online, visit and follow the online instructions.

*A small convenient fee will be applied to each transaction. No part of the convenience fee goes to the City of Edmonds.

Download and complete the Edmonds Animal License Application located HERE and mail with your check or money order payable to the "Edmonds Police Department" at our address below.

Completed applications may also be also be emailed to [email protected]. If emailed, please call us during normal business hours to provide cc/debit payment via phone. Pet licenses received without proper payment will not be processed or considered complete.

In Person
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Edmonds Police Department lobby is closed to the public at this time. Completed applications and payment secured within an envelope may be dropped off 24/7 in the drop box just outside the west entrance of the Edmonds Police Department. Envelopes are available on site for your convenience.

Telephone or General Questions
Staff are available to assist you by phone Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm at 425-771-0200.

Pet License Requirements

Currently cat licenses are optional and are purchased by some people as a form of identification. The onetime, lifetime fee is $5.00. This could change in the near future with the Edmonds City Council considering an ordinance change.

Dog licenses are mandatory for residents in the City of Edmonds. The annual fee is $15.00 for a neutered male/spayed female and $40.00 for an unaltered animal. All adult dog licenses expire on December 31st for that licensing year.

A temporary puppy license is required for dogs under six months of age. The cost is $5.00 and the license is valid until the dog is six months old.

Senior citizens, age 65 years and older, can purchase a $5.00 dog license for neutered/spayed dogs only.

New dog licenses go on sale November 1st for the coming year.

In the event of a lost dog license, a replacement license can be purchased for $4.00.

Service animals are issued a Permanent license at no charge.

Edmonds Police Department

250 5th Ave N.
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-771-0200 (voice)
425-771-0208 (fax)

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30

For In Progress Emergencies

CALL 911

For Non-Emergency police response or
to file a police report

CALL 425-407-3999

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