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License Your Dog

Your dog's license shows the community that your pet is a loved member of your family. It is also proof that your pooch has been vaccinated against rabies.

Your license fee helps Sonoma County Animal Services care for 5,000 homeless animals each year! Thank you for licensing your dog.

Throughout Sonoma County, a license is required for all dogs age 4 months and older.

Sonoma County Animal Services provides dog licenses for residents of unincorporated Sonoma County, the City of Santa Rosa, and the Town of Windsor. If you do not live in these areas, please purchase your dog license from the agency that serves your community.

How to Purchase a Dog License: Unincorporated Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, and Windsor


Use our "License me Online" service to purchase or renew your dog license.

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By Mail

Follow these steps to purchase or renew your dog license.

  1. Download and complete our dog license application form.
  2. Print your completed application form.
  3. Mail your a) completed application form, along with b) proof of spay/neuter, if applicable, and rabies vaccination, and c) the license fee payment to:
    Sonoma County Animal Services
    1247 Century Court
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403

In Person

Purchase or renew your dog license, or order a replacement tag, in person at our shelter:

Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Open Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 5:30 p.m.

Fees for a Dog License

Altered Dog Fees

You must provide proof of spay/neuter.

One year license$26
Senior Citizen (62+)$13
Late Penalty$40/year

Unaltered Dog Fees

One year license$100
Senior Citizen (62+)$100
Late Penalty$40/year

Replacement License Tag Fee $6

To order a replacement tag, call the shelter at (707) 565-7100, or visit us at 1247 Century Court, Santa Rosa (near the airport), Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Other Dog Licensing Agencies

City of Cloverdale
Cloverdale Police Department
124 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425
(707) 894-2521

City of Healdsburg
Humane Society of Sonoma County
Army of Kindness online licensing portal
401 Grove St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 431-3386

City of Rohnert Park
Rohnert Park Animal Shelter
301 Jay Rogers Ln.
Rohnert Park CA 94928
(707) 584-1582

City of Sonoma
Sonoma Police Department
175 First St. West
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 996-3602

City of Cotati
Cotati Police Department
203 W. Sierra
Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 792-4611

City of Petaluma
North Bay Animal Services
840 Hopper St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-6227

City of Sebastopol
Sebastopol Police Department
6850 Laguna Park Way
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 829-4400

Contact Information

Business Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
Adoption hours 12:00 – 4:30 PM
Shelter hours 12:00 – 5:30 PM
Phones open at 9:00 AM
Contact us by Phone
Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Ct
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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