Pet Licensing

Purchasing a Pet License* is Easy!

New or renewal** licenses can be purchased with proof of rabies vaccination and spay/neuter surgery:

** Renewal licenses can also be automatically deducted through your online bill pay.

  • Contact CountyAnimalCare@saccounty.net for the following:
    • Change of address or phone number
    • Inactivate a license
    • Death of your pet and need to cancel the pet license
      • Please include the pet's name and license information. 

Pet Licenses Start at $15!  View licensing fees

Owners can purchase multi-year licenses (1, 2, or 3 year) licenses. The license must equal the number of years on the rabies certificate. Contact your veterinarian about multi-year-effectiveness rabies vaccinations.

Contact CountyAnimalCare@saccounty.net for the following:

  • Change of address or phone number
  • Inactivate a license
  • Death of your pet and need to cancel the license- indicate pet's name and license information

Sacramento County pet licensing tagsReplacement Tags

If you are renewing your pets license, you will not receive a new tag - there is a nominal fee for a replacement tag. Request replacement tags via online, in person, or by mail (see above) - include pet's name and license information.

Benefits of Licensing - What to know about pet I.D. tags, microchips, licensing and collars...  

Reduced Unaltered License, Exceptions & Exemptions:
  • Reduced Unaltered License are available to competition dogs and cats that are not allowed to *breed. 
          
    *Any animal that is bred is not eligible for a Reduced Unaltered License.
  • Service Animal Tags/ Fee Exceptions per Title 8, Code 8.24.030, Section M 1, 2, 3.
  • Age and Health Exemptions

Learn more about requirements for a Reduced Unaltered License and how to purchase one.

 View our pet licensing FAQs...

City Animal Licensing

If you live within the city limits of Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Folsom or the City of Sacramento, please see the below links for licensing in your area.