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Dog Licensing

Licensing your dog in Washington County, Oregon. Where to get a license for your dog, requirements and cost.

NEW HOURS as of December 8, 2022

Until further notice, Washington County Animal Services and the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter will be open for walk-ins Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Read more about this change.

Dogs in Washington County must be licensed. Licenses may cost less if you buy several years at one time; if your dog is spayed or neutered; or if you are at least 65 years old with a spayed or neutered dog. You may need to provide proof that you are eligible for these lower costs.

You must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination for your dog for the license to be valid. Your veterinarian can provide you with this proof.

How to license your dog

Dog License Fees

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

Intact

$51

$95

$136

Spayed / Neutered

$31

$51

$72

65 and over dog owners

(Must be at least 65 years old AND dog must be spayed/neutered)

$22

$37

$54

See our Licensing Fees page for additional information about other fees related to licensing.

FAQs

You can pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) or debit card online, by phone or in person. We also take checks by mail or at the shelter.

All dogs that live in Washington County must be licensed.

No. You should bring a recent rabies vaccination certificate and a spay/neuter certificate if you have one. 

Yes, you can still buy a license for your dog even if your rabies vaccination has expired. But, the license will not be valid until we get the rabies certificate. Contact your veterinarian to schedule your dog’s rabies vaccination and let them know that you need a certificate to give to us. 

You can buy a $5 replacement tag online when you renew your dog license. If you need a replacement tag and your license is not up for renewal yet, you can buy one over the phone or in person at the shelter for $5. 

No, we only license dogs.

Location

Washington County Animal Services Location

1901 SE 24th Avenue, Mailstop 53
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Thursday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm(walk-in hours)