Pet License

The City of Burien requires pet owners to purchase a license for all dogs and cats. For more information please see Burien Municipal Code Title 6 Animals.

Pet License Purchase and Renewal Options

Purchase a License: Apply and purchase a new license online here.

First time license?

Owners must provide proof of your pet’s rabies vaccination

  • Show us a statement/receipt from your veterinarian or clinic that did the vaccination and can verify the vaccination or 
  • Sign affidavit of rabies vaccination on the form.

Owners must provide proof of your pet’s spay or neuter

  • Show us a statement or receipt from your veterinarian or clinic that did the surgery or examined your pet and can verify surgery or 
  • Provide previous license information showing spay/neuter or 
  • Sign affidavit of spay or neuter on the form.

License Fees

  • Under age six months dogs and cats - $15
  • Spayed or neutered dogs and cats - $30 
  • Unaltered dogs and cats - $60
  • Lifetime License* - $15 
  • Replacement Tag - $5 Additional 

* Residents 65 years of age and older or disabled residents may obtain a non-transferable tag for the lifetime of their altered pet for a one-time fee of $15. Proof of owner’s age or disability must be submitted. 

Pet licenses are valid for a term of one year from issuance, expiring on the last day of the twelfth month. Note: The license tag you initially receive is permanently assigned to your pet. If a tag is lost, replacement tags are available for a $5 fee. 

Renew your license?

You can renew online, by mail or in person at Burien City Hall.

Renew online here.

Renew by mail. Download the form and mail your completed form and check, payable to the City of Burien to: 

City of Burien
Attn: Animal Licensing
400 SW 152nd Street, Suite 300
Burien, WA  98166

Renew in Person. Visit City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

Directions to Burien City Hall.

 

General Information & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who needs a Burien Pet License?

Burien pet licenses are required for all dogs and cats. For more information see Burien Municipal Code Title 6 Animals


How do I use your website to license my pet?

There are two options on how to license your pet using Pet Track

If you have a new pet and have not registered a pet licensing account with the City before, select "No" when asked if you have an existing account and verify your address to begin creating a new account. 

If you have an existing account, select "Yes" on the Pet Track application page. First time users will need to register their e-mail address and create a password for the online pet license account. Use your renewal notice to find your account number. Use this account number to setup your new online license account. If you have not received a renewal notice please contact the City and be ready to provide your e-mail in order to retrieve your account number.

What are the differences between various pet licenses?

Juvenile
This license is for pets under the age of six months: $15

Altered
This license is available for pets over 6 months old that have been spayed or neutered: $30

Unaltered
This license applies to pets who have not been spayed or neutered:  $60

Senior
Residents 65 years of age and older or disabled residents may obtain a non-transferable tag for the lifetime of their altered pet for a one-time fee of $15. Proof of owner’s age or disability must be submitted.

 

When will my pet license expire?

Pet license are valid for a term of one year from issuance, expiring on the last day of the twelfth month. Note: The license tag you initially receive is permanently assigned to your pet. If a tag is lost, replacement tags are available for a $5 fee.

 

Where can I renew my pet license?

Renew online here

Renew in person: Visit City Hall, Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4:30 PM

Renew by mail: download Form and mail your completed from and check, payable to the City of Burien at:

         

City of Burien

Attn: Animal Licensing

400 SW 152nd Street, Suite 300

Burien, WA  98166

 

My pet lost its tag. What do I do?

Submit an update online via Pet Track, or call Burien City Hall at: (206) 241-4647


I no longer have my pet. What do I do?

Submit an update online via Pet Track, or call Burien City Hall at: (206) 241-4647


First time getting a Pet License?

Owners must provide proof of your pet’s rabies vaccination

  • Show us a statement/receipt from your veterinarian or clinic that did the vaccination and can verify the vaccination or 
  • Sign affidavit of rabies vaccination on the form.

Owners must provide proof of your pet’s spay or neuter

  • Show us a statement or receipt from your veterinarian or clinic that did the surgery or examined your pet and can verify surgery or 
  • Provide previous license information showing spay/neuter or 
  • Sign affidavit of spay or neuter on the form.

Directions to Burien City Hall.

I changed the name of my pet. What do I do?

You may change your Pet's information by logging into your Pet Track account. 

 

I want to add another pet to my existing account. How do I update it?

Log into your existing Pet Track account and follow the apply for a new pet license instructions.