A dog or cat license is a permit to keep a dog or cat within the City of Stockton, similar to licensing your vehicle. A pet license helps the City track current rabies vaccinations. Plus, a licensed dog or cat can be identified and returned to its owner, if the animal is wearing the registration tag.
A current rabies vaccination and a microchip are required to purchase a dog or cat license.
The Stockton Animal Shelter offers:
In 2014, San Joaquin County Public Health Services received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health Laboratory that a feral kitten tested positive for the deadly rabies infection. The public is advised to vaccinate pets and stay away from stray and wild animals.
For fee schedule and to license your dog or cat, download or print the Application for Pet License.
Or use this online form to:
Dog and cat license are available for 1, 2 or 3 years, up to the expiration date of current rabies vaccination. Fees for spayed or neutered dogs and cats are lower than for unaltered dogs and cats. Reduced fees available for pet owners age 55 or over.
Delinquent registrations will be charged an additional fee. Dogs and cats must have a current rabies vaccine, be microchipped and licensed by the age of 6 months. Penalties apply after 30-day grace period.
If you prefer, please stop one of these convenient locations to purchase a pet license.
7575 Pacific Avenue
2223 E. Fremont Street
7600 West Lane
3150 West Lane
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 1/2/2018