- They are more likely to quickly be reunited with their owners.
- They receive longer care periods at shelters.
- They are transferred to an emergency medical care facility if found with an injury.
Licensing fees support:
- Spay/neuter programs.
- Officer response to neighborhood complaints.
- Officer response to problem wildlife and livestock.
Licenses are required for all cats, dogs and wild or exotic pets older than eight weeks.
Applications and forms
- Pay for pet licenses online - for new licenses and license renewal
- Spay/neuter affidavit
- Wild animal license application
Fees are required for pets older than six months. They are valid for 12 months.
Fertile - $40
Altered - $20
Fertile - $50
Altered - $25
- Wild animal - $100
Low-income assistance - Pet license fee assistance is available for households that have limited incomes and are located in unincorporated Clark County or the city of Vancouver. Only one dog and one cat per household may qualify. Pets must be spayed or neutered.
Senior discount - Individuals older than 65 receive 50 percent off license fees for one spayed or neutered dog and cat per household.
Fines - The fine for having an unlicensed dog or cat in unincorporated Clark County and the cities of Vancouver and Yacolt is $100 per animal. A second fine will cost $200 and a third will cost $400. Failure to pay a fine could create a lien against the owner’s property.
Where to purchase a license
Licensing agents may charge a fee of up to $5 per license.
- Designer Dog Grooming, 10015 NE Hazel Dell Ave, Vancouver, 360.546.2168
- Highway 99 Auto License, 13011 NE HWY 99, Vancouver, 360.573.6226
- Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic, 12709 NE HWY 99, Vancouver, 360.574.0833
- Eastside Auto License, 2011 SE 192nd Ave, Camas, 360.833.1717
- Humane Society for SW Washington, 1100 NE 192nd Ave, Vancouver, 360.693.4746
- East Padden Animal Hospital, 8611 NE Ward Rd, #115, Vancouver, 360.859.9534
- Orchards Auto License, 11820 NE Fourth Plain Blvd #D, Vancouver, 360.254.6226
- Orchards Veterinary Clinic, 6307 NE 117th Ave Ste. F, Vancouver, 360.256.3878
- St. Francis Emergency Veterinary Clinic, 12010 NE 65th St, Vancouver, 360.253.5446
- Community Development, third floor drop box - checks only, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver 564.397.2489
- Yacolt Town Hall, 202 W. Cushman St., Yacolt, 360.686.3922