Animal Licensing

The City of Lakewood requires all dogs and cats in the City over eight weeks old be licensed. Use this page to find information on Animal Licensing in Lakewood.

Licensing Information
Licensing Costs
Common Questions

Animal Licensing Information

All licenses (no matter what time of year initially purchased) expire Dec. 31 and must be renewed by Feb. 28. Renewal notices are sent in January. Please review the common questions below for further details.

For all other information pertaining to animals, such as barking dogs, stray or lost animals and dangerous dogs, please visit Animal Control.

Register your pet or renew your license with PetData, Inc. You may also call PetData at 866-594-1283 for animal licensing questions, additional fees, and information.

Licensing Costs

Guide or Service animals are exempt from licensing fees.

Juvenile Dog or Cat (under 6 months of age)$4
Altered dog (proof required)$20
Altered cat (proof required)$12
Unaltered dog/cat$55

Senior Citizen Rates (must be 65 or older)

Altered dog (proof required)$10
Altered cat (proof required)$4
Unaltered dog/cat$30

Common Questions

Do I need to provide proof of spaying/neutering?

  • Yes. If your pet(s) are spayed/neutered, proof is required before you can pay the “altered” rate. If proof is not provided, the unaltered rate will be charged.

My pet lost his/her license tag. What can I do to replace it?

  • Lost tags are replaced at no charge. Contact the Finance Division (253) 512-2269, for your replacement tag.
  • If you have any questions regarding Animal Licensing, please contact the Finance Division at (253) 512-2269.