Purchase / Renew a License

Spokane County law requires that dogs and cats over the age of six months be licensed by their guardians each year. You have several options for how to complete this process:

  • To license your companion animal ONLINE, please click here!
    • If you have a current license, you will receive a renewal notice in the mail, and this notice will contain the activation code for your online account!
  • To license your companion animal BY PHONE, please call 509-477-2532, Option 7.
  • To license your companion animal BY MAIL, please click here for more information!
  • To license your companion animal IN PERSON, please click here for requirements and then visit our online scheduler

Questions? Check out Common Questions or call 1-888-556-2905!  

Thank you for licensing!


It is our responsibility to provide a safe community for our citizens and their companion animals. Pet licensing plays an important role in our ability to fulfill this responsibility and, in fact, directly funds the operation of Spokane County's animal shelter!