PET LICENSING

 

PET LICENSING


Eastside Auto Licensing partners with Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKO).  Below is basic information from the Regional Animal Services web site. Go to this site for additional information: http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/regionalAnimalServices/License.aspxwww.kingcounty.go


Licensing your pet helps fund the life-saving work at the King County Pet Adoption Center. Each year, RASKC gives thousands of animals a second chance by providing quality care during their stay at the center while they wait to be adopted.

King County pet licenses are required for all dogs and cats eight weeks of age or older living in the Regional Animal Services coverage area. A pet license identifies and protects your dog or cat in case they get lost. Also, pet licenses offer lots of other great benefits as well.


A license tag also protects your pet, should it ever become lost. When someone finds your pet, they can call the number on the tag to get your contact information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can be quickly reunited with your pet.


Even indoor-only cats or pets confined to fenced yards get loose and their licenses help assure you can be reunited with them. Licenses are inexpensive identification and are for your pet's protection and safety. License revenue also makes it possible to reunite lost pets with their families and for adoption services for homeless pets.


Regional Animal Services of King County issues a permanent, stainless steel tag that is intended to last the lifetime of your pet. If you live in the RASKC service area, you can buy a license online, or purchase a license in person at Eastside Auto Licensing.


You will need the following to complete the pet licensing transaction:


Completed application

 

Proof of pet spay/neuter or affidavit (if applicable)

 

Proof of your age (if applying for senior citizen license)

 

Check made payable to King County Pet License (or cash payment)

 

How much does a pet license cost? 

Type

Comments

Cost

Juvenile

Under 6 months of age; 6 months expiration

$15

Altered

Proof of spay/neuter required (PDF)

$30/year

Unaltered

Eligible for a $25 voucher toward spay/neuter

$60/year

Senior

Proof that pet is altered (PDF) and proof that owner is 65 years of age or older is required

$15/year

Disabled

Proof that pet is altered (PDF) and proof of disability (PDF)

$15/year

Service Animal

Statement that owner has a disability and animal is a service animal

$0

 

 

Are there late fees?

Yes, there are fees for late renewals and fines for unlicensed pets.

Days Past Expiration

Type

Additional Cost

45-90

Late fee

$15

91-135

Late fee

$20

136-364

Late fee

$30

365 or more

Late fee

$30 + prior year's license fee

 

What is the fine if my pet is unlicensed?

The fine for an unlicensed pet is $125 for a spayed/neutered pet, and $250 for an unaltered pet.