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Animal Licensing


The City of Federal Way is currently undergoing a process to upgrade the online animal licensing portal to a more secure, robust, and user friendly system.  The new system will be online by Mid-Late June.  If you need to renew your animal’s license prior to that, please contact the animal services division at 253-835-7387 or Email to make arrangements via mail or in-person.  Thank you for your patience while we work to make the animal licensing service better for you

Currently Available Payment Methods:

  • Mail In Check
  • In person payment
  • VISA Payment via Phone 
    • ​253-835-6700


Contact Info:

For emergencies, Call 911 (dog bite, Injured or stray animal)
For other non emergency, 253-835-7387
Email  Please include your Name, Phone number, Physical address and complaint in the email 
Animal Service Officer Shift Hours:
Seven Days A Week 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Licensing Hours and Location

Federal Way Police Department
33325 8th Ave S 
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Cats/Dogs over 5 months old must be licensed in the City of Federal Way, licensing requires a current rabies vaccination. See City Ordinance Chapter 9.09.010(2).

Pet licensing can be completed On-line, mail-in applications are available at the Federal Way Police Department lobby, your local pet store or local veterinarian office; in person application at the Federal Way Police Department, 33325 8th Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003 (Monday through Friday 8am until 5pm).

Print Pet License Form

Licensing Fees:

Altered Cat $20 New Multi-year Option and Save! : 2 yr $35 or 3yr $50
Altered Dog $25 New Multi-year Option and Save! : 2 yr $45 or 3yr $65
Unaltered Cat $60
Unaltered Dog $60
Replacement Tag $2
Permanent License Free

Who is eligible for Free “Permanent License”?

  • Owners who are permanently disabled as defined in FWRC 9.09.010.
  • All Pets must be spayed or neutered.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call animal services at 253.835.PETS (7387).