License Your Pet

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Any pet owners that license their pets during the Covid-19 emergency proclamation will have all late fees waived. Pet owners will also not have to provide proof of rabies vaccination if they do not have it available at the time of licensing. These temporary changes are to help make it easier for people to license their pets during this challenging time.

pet-license-tag.jpgBy law, all dogs and cats twelve weeks old and older owned by Kirkland residents must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Licenses expire after one year and must be renewed on or before the date of expiration.

Pet licenses provide identification if a family pet is lost and allow a quick reunification once the animal is found. If your pet is found and has a license, our Animal Control Officer will attempt to reunite you with your pet immediately, so you don’t have to go to the animal shelter to pick it up. The fees collected from pet licenses go directly into Kirkland’s Animal Services Program to provide service, education and enforcement.

Kirkland pet owners have three different options available to obtain a license, making it easier than ever to license your pet.

Online

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To license online:

Step 1.1. Go to Pet Data

Step 2.2. Select “License Now”

Step 3.3. Click “Online.”

You can license multiple pets at the same time and easily upload required documents. All major credit cards are accepted, and a small convenience fee will apply per transaction.

Mail

Step 1.Download the application.

Download application.

Step 2.Gather required documents.

  • A current rabies vaccination certificate is required.  If your pet’s rabies vaccination has expired, you must upload this document.  Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information. 
  • Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services is required if the pet has been altered since the last licensing period and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered license fee. 
  • Proof of age is required to receive the discounted fees for senior citizens age 65 and over.

Please note: Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your documents for your records.

Step 3.Complete the application.

Available online from Pet Data.

Step 4.Calculate your fees.

Refer to the license fee table below.

Step 5.Write a check or money order.

Make check payable to City of Kirkland (please do not send cash).

Step 6.Mail the documents, check, or money order.

Kirkland Pet Licensing 
c/o PetData 
PO Box 141929 
Irving, TX 75014-1929

In Person

NOTICE: Out of the abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our community, the City of Kirkland is closed and we are unable to accept pet license applications in person. 

Gather the required documents.

  • Refer to the required documents below.

Please note: Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your documents for your records.

Step 1.Calculate your fees.

Refer to the license fee table below.

Step 2.Bring documents to.

Kirkland City Hall
123 5th Ave
Mon. thru Fri. 8 AM to 5 PM (excluding holidays)
* Credit cards are also accepted at City Hall

or Kirkland Justice Center 11750 NE 118th St
Mon. thru Fri. 7 AM to 5 PM (excluding holidays)

* Credit cards are not accepted at KJC

Step 3.Get your license.

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Standard License Fees

STANDARD LICENSE FEES 1-YEAR      2-YEAR
Unaltered Pet $60.00 $120.00
Spayed/Neutered Pet $30.00 $60.00
Juvenile Pet < 6 Months Old $15.00 Not Available
Senior citizens age 65 and over with spayed or neutered pet    $15.00 $30.00

 

OTHER FEES PRICE
Replacement Tag $5.00
Late Fee / 45-90 days $15.00
Late Fee / 90-135 days $20.00
Late Fee / >135 days $30.00

The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for licensing spayed or neutered pets in order to promote sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation. 

Required documents

  • A current rabies vaccination certificate is required.  If your pet’s rabies vaccination has expired, you must upload this document.  Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information.  
  • Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services is required if the pet has been altered since the last licensing period and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered license fee. 
  • Proof of age is required to receive the discounted fees for senior citizens age 65 and over.