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Dog Licensing Ordinance In Napa County

Why do dogs have to be licensed?
California law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be licensed as a rabies control measure.

My dog never leaves my property; why do I have to buy a license?
Even dogs that "never leave the house" must be licensed. Dogs have a way of getting out through accidentally opened gates or by digging under fences. Also, a natural disaster like an earthquake or fire may cause your pet to flee the safety of your property. Having a dog license on its collar will help reunite your lost pet with you and helps ensure a healthy pet and human population.

Where do I purchase a dog license?
You may purchase a dog license at the following locations:

Napa Humane Spay/Neuter Clinic
3265 California Boulevard, Napa
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Napa County Animal Shelter
942 Hartle Court, Napa
Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Napa County Treasurer's Office
1195 Third Street, Napa
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Yountville Town Hall
6550 Yount Street, Yountville
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How much will it cost to license my dog?
License fees are as follows:

If your dog is spayed/neutered and has a Microchip

One Year License 

$15.75                                               

Two Year License 

$31.50

Three Year License 

$47.25

If your dog is spayed/neutered but does not have a Microchip
or
If your dog is unalterd (not spayed/neutered) but has a Microchip

(The fee below includes free microchipping at the Napa County Animal Shelter during the license renewal period)

One Year License 

$30.75                                                

Two Year License 

$61.50

Three Year License 

$92.25

If your dog is unaltered (not spayed/neutered) and does not have a Microchip
(The fee below includes free microchipping at the Napa County Animal Shelter during the period of license renewal)

One Year License 

$45.75                                            

Two Year License 

$91.50

Three Year License 

$137.25

If  you are new to Napa County or will be moving out of Napa County soon, there are licensing options to accommodate these changes:

 

Six-Month            

Nine-Month                 

Dogs spayed/neutered and has a Microchip 

$8.25    

$12.00

Dogs spayed/neutered but not Microchipped 

$15.75   

$23.25

Dogs unaltered (not spayed/neutered) and does not have Microchip 

$23.25 

$34.50

Please note that the fees for dogs without Microchipping includes a free Microchip from the Napa County Animal Shelter.

What information do I need to provide to purchase a license? 
Please have the following documentation with you when purchasing a license:

1.  Documentation from a veterinarian that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies.  Rabies vaccine verification must be current to obtain a dog license.

2. Written proof of spay or neuter from your veterinarian, in order to qualify for reduced license fee.

3.  Written proof of microchipping from your veterinarian, in order to qualify for reduced license fee.

What do I do if I lost my dog license tag?
You may purchase a replacement tag at the Napa County Animal Shelter for $5.00.