Licenses & Microchips


All cats and dogs six months of age and older within the City of Everett are required by law to be licensed. Pet licenses identify animals should they become lost, and the revenue helps support the cost of providing animal control services and reuniting animals with their families.

A license application can be downloaded and mailed with a check to: 
Everett Animal Shelter
333 Smith Island Road
Everett, WA 98201

You can also purchase your pet’s license in person at Everett Animal Shelter or: 

City of Everett Clerk’s Office
2930 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Dog & Cat License Fees

Licenses & Renewals
Citizens Seniors (65 and older)
Altered $25 $20
Altered and microchipped $15 $12.50
Unaltered $50 $50
Service dog $0 $0
Late Fee: 31-60 days past due $10 $10
Late Fee: 61-90 days past due $20 $20
Late Fee: 91-135 days past due $35 $35
Late Fee: Over 135 days past due $45 $45
Replacement tag $10 $10

Annual Renewal
While the license tag issued to your pet will be good for the life of your pet, you will need to renew your pet’s license yearly. 

We accept cash, checks, VISA or Mastercard.

Other Jurisdictions

The Everett Animal Shelter also sell pet licenses for residents of Unincorporated Snohomish County. If you do not live in the City of Everett or in Unincorporated Snohomish County, please contact your City Hall.

Contact Us

For more information please contact the Everett Animal Shelter’s pet license line: 425-257-6001.


We also encourage all pet owners to microchip their pets. A microchip is a small, permanent piece of identification that is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet (about the size of a piece of rice). This permanent ID can be read by a special scanner at most vet clinics and animal shelters. The ID number contained within the microchip needs to be registered in your name with a national database. If your pet is lost, the microchip will be scanned and then traced to you.

Microchip Fee

The cost for microchipping at the Everett Animal Shelter is $40 for dogs or cats. No appointment is necessary during regular business hours.