Licensing

Overview

Purchasing a license tag and attaching it to your pet's collar is one of the most important things you can do as a responsible pet owner. Displaying a current Contra Costa County license tag on your pet's collar makes it easy for animal control officers and shelter employees to quickly locate a lost pet's owner information. It could be your pet's ticket home!

Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) partners with DocuPet to provide pet licensing services for residents of Contra Costa County. Through our partnership with DocuPet, Contra Costa County residents with licensed pets have access to an array of additional free services - including 24/7 lost pet services - to keep their pets safe.   

Two different options are available for County residents licensing pets - online, or by mail.

Applying for a License Online

To license your animal online, click here to take you to the Contra Costa County licensing page and click on the "License Now" button at the top of the page. You can license multiple pets at the same time, and easily upload required documents. All major credit cards are accepted.

Applying for a License by Mail

To license by mail, simply mail a copy of your pet's current rabies certificate and any other applicable documentation, along with your check payable to:

DocuPet
15 Technology Place, Suite 1  
East Syracuse, NY 13057

For more information on animal licensing in Contra Costa County, please visit Docupet.com or call 1-877-239-6072. 

Required Rabies Vaccination

A rabies vaccination is required before a pet can be licensed (Ordinance Number 80-97, Section 416-6.002). Licenses are not valid until a current rabies certificate is submitted.

Spay & Neuter Discount

In order to obtain the spay/neuter discount, proof of sterilization must be on file with Contra Costa Animal Services.