Dog Licensing

Welcome! We are happy to help you with your dog's licensing.  

The Battle Ground Municipal Code (6.10.060) requires that any dog over six months old living within the city be licensed. The code prohibits more than 3 adult dogs per household.  

Dog License Registration & Renewals

Dog licenses are issued on a calendar year basis from January 1 - December 31. License renewals are due by January 31 of each year. New dogs may be registered any time of the year.

Keeper and Moxie

Dog Licensing

2018 Fees

  • Annual Registration - Non spayed or neutered dogs: $43.00
  • Annual Registration - Spayed or neutered dogs: $18.50  / For senior citizens 62+: $8.00
  • Annual Registration - Service Dogs: $5.00
  • Replacement Tag: $5.00
  • Impound Fee: $173.50

Impound Process

Pets that are found wandering on their own may be impounded by the City in order to protect the animal and the public. An impounded pet will be housed at a local veterinary hospital to ensure its safety and care while city staff works to identify and contact its owner.

To retrieve an impounded pet, the owner must pay an impound and any other applicable fees to the City of Battle Ground.

If you are looking for your lost pet in the City of Battle Ground, please contact us at 360-342-5000 (option 0). You may also want to check our Facebook page where we often post lost dogs.

Cancelling a License

You may need to cancel your pet license if:

  • The animal has passed away
  • You have moved outside of Battle Ground city limits
  • You no longer own the animal

To cancel a license, contact the Finance Department at 360-342-5000 (option 0)