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 lets the City keep track of 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:
- microchips which includes nationwide registration and
- vaccinations through VIP Pet Care Services Clinic. For vaccination dates, times, and location, please visit their web site under External Links below.
In 2014, San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) 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.
Pet License And Fees
For fee schedule and to license your dog or cat, please download or print a copy of the Animal Services Division Application for Pet License.
Or use this online form to:
- purchase a new pet license,
- renew an existing license,
- change your address, or
- make a donation.
Dog and Cat Licensing Fees
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 Registration And Penalty
Delinquent registrations will be charged an additional fee. Dogs and cats must have a current rabies vaccine and be microchipped and licensed by the age of 6 months. Penalties apply after 30-day grace period.
Pet License Locations
If you prefer, please stop one of these convenient location to purchase a pet license.
7575 Pacific Avenue
California Dog & Cat Hospital
848 S. California Street
Family Pet Hospital
4955 West Lane
Fremont Veterinary Clinic
2223 E. Fremont Street
6828 Pacific Avenue
Walker Veterinary Hospital
7600 West Lane
West Lane Pet Hospital
3150 West Lane
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/7/2015