Dog License Fees
License fees are an investment in the health and safety of our pets. These small fees also assist San Diego Humane Society in providing care to stray and homeless animals and further our efforts to eliminate animal cruelty and neglect. If your city is not listed, please click here for information on where to purchase your dog license. More information about licensing in our Jurisdiction can be found here.
FEES BY CITY:
- Carlsbad, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
|Fee Type||Fee Title||A||B||C|
|Dog Licenses||Altered, one year license||$18.00||$15.00||$15.00|
|Dog Licenses||Altered, two year license||$33.00||N/A||N/A|
|Dog Licenses||Altered, three year license||$45.00||$40.00||$40.00|
|Dog Licenses||Unaltered, one year license||$36.00||$50.00||$50.00|
|Dog Licenses||Unaltered, two year license||$66.00||N/A||N/A|
|Dog Licenses||Unaltered, three year license||$90.00||$100.00||$150.00|
|Dog Licenses||Adopted Dogs: 1 time exempt||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Dog Licenses||Late fee||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00|
|Dog Licenses||Transfer fee||$10.00||$5.00||$5.00|
|Dog Licenses||Tag replacement||$10.00||$5.00||$5.00|
|Dog Licenses||Change of ownership||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
Dog license fees are non-refundable.
Late Fees: Failure to obtain a license, or to renew the license by the expiration date will result in a late fee.
Alteration (Spay/Neuter): Dog licenses for unaltered dogs are charged at a higher rate. For a list of low-cost spay or neuter services in San Diego please visit sdhumane.org/alterations.
Licensing Payment Options
License your dog online at pethub.com/SanDiego.
Please note: Special Licenses (rabies exemptions, Assistance Dog, PN/DD/V dog license) cannot be processed via PetHub and will need to be processed via mail or in-person.
About PetHub Online Pet Licensing
Residents of Carlsbad, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach and Vista can purchase a dog license online at PetHub.com.
San Diego Humane Society is working with PetHub.com to help pet owners purchase pet licenses online. The pet tag you will receive also has additional features – like your pet’s identification in case they escape -- that can be activated on PetHub.com.
License your dog in person at one of these three locations:
San Diego Campus: 5480 Gaines St., San Diego, CA 92110
El Cajon Campus: 1373 N. Marshall Ave. El Cajon, CA 92020
Escondido Campus: 3500 Burnet Drive, Escondido, CA 92027
Oceanside Campus: 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA 92058
Licensing Service Dogs
Service dogs must maintain a current rabies vaccine and license, but the owner is usually exempt from paying for the license.
For more information about service dogs, click here.
Please note: An Emotional Support Dog is not considered a Service Dog by the ADA- please see the following link for clarification: https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html
For those residing within the city limits of La Mesa licenses can be obtained at La Mesa City Hall. For those residing within San Diego County, but outside of our jurisdiction, please contact County of San Diego Department of Animal Services. Licensing Jurisdictions.