Pet License

The City of Burien requires pet owners to purchase a license for all dogs and cats. See Burien Municipal Code Title 6 Animals.

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. 

Online Pet License Purchase and Renewal Options

You can purchase and renew a pet license online using the PetTrack system. In order to ensure a secure connection, you must create an account. 

First time license?

Owners must provide proof of rabies vaccination and if your pet is altered, you must provide proof of your pet’s spay or neuter. This can be done by: 

  1. Submitting a statement or receipt from your veterinarian or clinic that rabies vaccination was given and that did the surgery or who has examined your pet verifying the surgery OR
  2. Submitting a completed Note: This form will need to be printed, completed, and scanned on to your computer.

If the online purchase is for the first license of an altered pet, please scan and save the appropriate document to your computer now as you will be asked to upload the form during the online renewal process.

Renew your license?

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

Renew by mail. Download the form 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. Licenses are also available from Burien C.A.R.E.S.