Dog Licenses

The owner of every dog within the incorporated area of the City shall pay annually a license tax as established by resolution of the City Council.  Dog licenses may be purchased at the chashiers window in Arcata City Hall during normal business hours.

Annual Fees

  • $50.00 (late $100.00)
  • Spayed or neutered $15.00 (late $30.00)
  • Senior citizens 65 years and older $10.00 (late $20.00)(Spayed or neutered)
  • Replacement tags $0.25

In order to have a license issued every owner must provide proof of current rabies vaccination from their veterinarian.