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Licenses & microchips

Everett Animal Services is a part of the Snohomish County Regional Licensing program. Licenses are required for all pets in Everett and Snohomish County.

Fees for dog and cat licenses are the same.
Intact pets: $40
Spayed or neutered pets: $20
Spayed or neutered pets with microchip: $10
Replacement tags: $10

Service dogs: $10

Senior citizens (65 and older) receive a reduced rate for pet licenses. Spayed or neutered pets: $15
Spayed or neutered pets with microchip: $7.50

General Info
You may purchase a pet license at the Everett Animal Shelter or the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office. For more information about licensing, contact Snohomish County Auditor's Office at 425-388-3440

A pet license is valid for one year from date of purchase and must be worn by the pet at all times. 

Pet licenses are valid for residents of the City of Everett and unincorporated Snohomish County. Please contact your local agency if you live in another town.

Facility licensing
Homes with more than two dogs or two cats need to apply for a facility license. This policy helps ensure that people who have more than the average number of pets have the ability to properly care for them.

Please pick up a facility application at the Everett Animal Shelter or contact us at 425-257-6000 to request an application by mail. Once the application is received, an inspection of the facility must be scheduled. Any problems identified will be noted and discussed, and the inspecting officer will work with the owner to correct any deficiencies.

Facilities licenses must be renewed on an annual basis.

Facility license with all animals spayed or neutered: $50
Facility license with all or some animals intact: $75
Commercial or breeding license: $100

Small livestock (six or more): $25.
Large livestock (such as goats, emus, sheep): $75.

A microchip is a small, permanent piece of identification that is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet. This permanent ID can be read by a special scanner at most vet clinics and animal shelters. The ID number contained within the microchip is registered in your name to a national data base. If your pet is lost, the microchip will be scanned and then traced to you. 

Although the chip is registered to a national database, it is not a tracking device. Microchips are available at your veterinarian for a reasonable fee.

Free microchip events are sponsored by Snohomish County Licensing and held at the Everett Animal Shelter twice a year.  Registration of the chip is available for a nominal fee.  Please call for more information.

Contact Info:
Everett Animal Services
333 Smith Island Rd
Everett, WA 98201
T: 425-257-6000
F: 425-257-6018

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