Pet Licensing

Did you know? Citrus Heights Municipal Code section 8-90 requires that all domestically owned dogs and cats four months of age and older be licensed?

In order to license your pet, the animal must have a current rabies vaccination. A rabies tag is not a license. Owners of unlicensed and unvaccinated animals may be cited and face additional fines for further non-compliance. 

Benefits of Licensing Your Pet

  • Get reunited with your lost pet faster! Citrus Heights Animal Services Officers try to reunite identified pets the same day they're found, which saves you impound and shelter fees!
  • Link your pet's microchip numbers with the city license!
  • Pets with identification are held at shelter for 10 business days instead of a 3 day stray hold!
  • If your lost pet is injured, we can contact you to get permission for immediate treatment!
  • Many dog parks, apartment complexes, and boarding facilities require pets to be licensed.
  • Licensing fees fund services for pet owners and pets in the Citrus Heights community!

**For licensing assistance and questions contact PetData online customer service or call their toll free Customer Service at 1-855-223-1682

How to License Your Pet


Purchase your license online: Go to PetData  


By Mail

Print the application and mail it with your pet's rabies and spay/neuter certificates. Include a check or money order, payable to City of Citrus Heights Animal Services.

Citrus Heights Animal Licensing
c/o PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929

RESIDENTS: The City of Citrus Heights is unable to license, accept payments, or provide services for any other jurisdictions.  Contact information for surrounding local agencies can be found in the right hand column.  

Licensing Fees

Citrus Heights Licensing Fees, effective 12/9/16
Type / Length of License 1-year
Unaltered Pet (not fixed)
Spayed/Neutered Pet (altered)
Senior 62+ (altered pets only)
Late Fee (30 days late)
Altered, microchipped cats only      
Lifetime Cat registration $60.00    
Lifetime Cat registration, Senior $50.00