Press 1 for Animal Licensing questions
Press 2 for Animal Control questions and complaints
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Office Location: Tax & License Division, 733 Market St, Room 21, Tacoma, WA 98402.
License your new pet(s) or renew your pet's license on-line!
New pet owners will receive your pet's permanent ID tag within 3-5 business days.
If you would like to have your your pet license renewals sent directly to your email, please send us your email address and we will add it to your account.
Click the "Go Paperless" button to update your email address.
If you do not use Microsoft Outlook Email go directly to your email account (Comcast, Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail etc) and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To download a paper pet license application click the link below:
City of Tacoma New Pet Application City of Fircrest New Pet Application
The City of Tacoma Animal Care & Control Officers enforce ordinances in the cities of Tacoma, Fircrest, and Ruston: Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Animal Control responds to Animal emergencies 24 hours a day. To file an animal complaint dial 253-627-PETS (7387) press 2 for Animal Control.
City of Tacoma Animal Care & Control Officers do not handle wild animals. Coyotes, opossums, and raccoons are just some of the many wildlife becoming more visible now that we are building structures in their natural habitat. If you encounter one of these wild animals please contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. If you find a wild animal that you suspect may be injured, please contact the PAWS Wildlife Center at 425-787-2500 ext. 817.
The Sarvey Wildlife Center is also available for assistance in the event that you find an injured wild animal. Their phone number is 360-435-4817. Please visit their website to see if they can assist you.
Title 17 - City Law requires that all cats and dogs be licensed
RCW Title 16 - Washington State law for Animals and Livestock
|| Humane Society Found Dog recording
|| Humane Society Found Cat recording
|| Humane Society General Information
|| Health Department (report bites)
|| Department of Fish and Wildlife (wild animals)
|| Mobile Pet Vaccination (Protect a Pet)
|| Poison Control (handles animals, too)
|| Fort Lewis/McChord Animal Clinic
|| Fort Lewis Base Locator
|| Fort Lewis Housing Customer Service
|| Fort Lewis Lodging
|| Lakewood Animal Control
|| Lakewood City Hall
|| Fircrest Barking
|| University Place- Animal Control
|| 253-798-3133, 253-798-3135|
|| Unincorporated Pierce County
|| 253-798-PETS (7387)|
733 Market Street, Room 21, Tacoma WA, 98402
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(253) - 627 - PETS (7387)
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