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Pet Licensing

All dogs over the age of 4 months in the City of Irvine are required to have and wear a current license tag.  (Cat licenses are recommended but not required by law.)  Your pet's license is proof of its valid rabies vaccination, as well as its best chance to get safely home if it is lost.

To purchase a license, you must provide proof of your pet's current rabies vaccination. If your pet has been spayed or neutered (and we hope it has), you may license it at a reduced rate by providing proof of alteration. Pet owners over the age of 62 may license their pets at a reduced rate by providing proof of their age. Pet owners with a permanent disability may license their pets at a reduced rate by providing proof of disability. Click here for proof of disability requirements. 

Licensing your pet is as easy as 1, 2 or 3…

1.    Apply at one of our participating vet offices  (click here for a list)
2.    Apply online by clicking on the Pet Registration Online below
3.    Apply in person at the Irvine Animal Care Center

City of Irvine Pet Licensing Rates

1-year license

2-year license

3-year license

Altered dog




Unaltered dog




Altered dog (senior/disability)




Unaltered dog (senior/disability)




Altered cat




Unaltered cat




Pet Registration Online

Pet License Application(PDF)     Designer Tag Order Form(PDF)

Veterinary Pet Licensing Program

The Animal Care Center has partnered with local Irvine veterinarians to provide additional resources and education to the community about the benefits of pet licensing, importance of vaccinations, and spaying and neutering pets.

While visiting your local veterinarian for vaccinations, spay or neuter surgery, Irvine residents now have the opportunity to license their pet at the same time.  The following is a list of participating Irvine veterinarians:

  • Animal Hospital of Irvine - 4200 Trabuco Road #160, Irvine 92620 - 949-559-9988
  • Arbor Animal Hospital – 14775 Jeffrey Road, Irvine 92620 – 949-551-2727
  • Camino Pet Hospital – 5408 Walnut Avenue, Irvine 92604 – 949-559-1404
  • Irvine Great Park Animal Hospital – 6336 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine 92620 – 949-552-7878
  • Irvine Pet Complex – 34 Creek Road, Irvine 92604 – 949-551-0304
  • Irvine Valley Animal Hospital – 1535 Jeffrey Road #107, Irvine 92618 – 949-552-5200
  • Northwood Animal Hospital – 13925 Yale #115, Irvine 92620 – 949-559-1992
  • Oak Creek Pet Hospital - 6612 Irvine Center Dive, Irvine 92618 - 949-535-1611
  • Quail Hill Animal Hospital – 6765 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine 92603 – 949-387-0338
  • Stonecreek Animal Hospital – 4178 Barranca Parkway, Irvine 92604 – 949-726-1800

    “The City of Irvine takes your privacy seriously. In order to make the service offered on this web page available online, the City uses the assistance of an outside service provider. Please be aware that this provider is not bound by the City’s website Policy, but does have its own privacy policy which may be found at licensepet.com/privacy.htm which we encourage you to review. Although the City requests that the outside service provider use the personal information submitted by you only to provide the service it is performing on behalf of the City, we ultimately have no control over the provider’s actions or policies and the City disclaims all liability related thereto.”