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
Dog Bites or Other Dangerous Behavior
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
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 by 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 may be purchased in person atPAWS (additional fee may apply) or you can complete the application (click here) and send it by mail. Mail completed form and payment by check or money order to 5906 232 St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.
NOTE: The Police Office is temporarily closed for construction. Call 425-670-8260 for information on obtaining a new license.
Licenses may be RENEWED by mail but the tag number MUST be included.
*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 toPAWS yourself, or ask Police to pick the animal up.
Animals impounded by the Police Department are held at PAWS in Lynnwood. Fees will be due at PAWS when redeeming your pet. Proof of current pet license is required for pick-up.
PAWS offers online reporting for lost and found pets.