Pet Licensing

Pet Licensing is required in Mountlake Terrace. A lost pet wearing a current tag greatly increases the chance of the pet being returned to you.

Please complete the Pet License application (PDF) and either place it in the Police Station payment box outside the station or mail it to 5906 232nd Street SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.

Requirements *NEW RATES AS OF OCTOBER 1st, 2020*

  • All DOGS and CATS 3 Months of age and over must be licensed and must wear their tag.
  • Owners have 30 Days to obtain a license for pets that are new to the City.
  • Tags must be renewed annually. *Tags are now on a rolling calendar and must be renewed the month they were originally issued.*


  • Unaltered Dog or Cat: $40.00
  • Neutered or Spayed Dog or Cat: $20.00
  • Senior Discount Rate Neutered or Spayed Dog or Cat: $10.00
  • License for Goat, Pig or Horse: $20.00
  • Replacement Tag: $5.00

Obtaining and Renewing

  • NEW licenses must be purchased in person at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department, 5906 232nd Street SW, or at PAWS. *Police Office is temporarily closed for construction.  Call 425-670-8260 for information on obtaining a new license.*
  • Licenses may be RENEWED in person or by mail. The tag number MUST be included.
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Black Lab Photo for animal licensing