To protect the public and pets, the fine for allowing a dog to Run at Large is $200 per pet for a first offense. Fines increase with each offense and upon a 4th violation, a Criminal Citation may be issued to the owner. City Code Title 6
For the safety of the dog and the public, please call 911 to report dogs at large.
To report a dog disruptively barking, please call 911 while the barking is in progress. Generally, the barking must be witnessed by Police Staff to take action. If the nuisance is observed by an officer, a $50 infraction can be issued. City Code Title 6
Please call 911 to report a dog bite or aggressive behavior. If you are not familiar with the dog or where it lives, please include a description and location of the dog, including the direction of travel.
All cats and dogs are required to be licensed in the city. Failure to do so can result in a $50 infraction. City Code Title 6
*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.
To report a lost pet with Animal Control call (425) 744-6256.
To report a found pet call the Non-Emergency line at (425) 407-3999. You have the option to hold the animal until an owner is identified, take the animal toyourself, or ask Police to pick the animal up.