Pet Licensing

Did you know that within the Citrus Heights Municipal Code is a requirement that all domestically owned dogs and cats 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

  • Your pet may be returned to you immediately if lost.
    If an Animal Services Officer picks up your pet, we will attempt to return it to you before it goes to the shelter, saving impound & boarding fees.
  • Your pet's microchip numbers can be associated with it's licensing information, allowing animals to be returned home more quickly.
  • A licensed pet will be held at the shelter for a minimum of 10 business days.
  • If your pet is injured, we will contact your personal veterinarian.
  • Many dog parks, apartment complexes, and boarding facilities require pets to be licensed.
  • Licensing fees allow us to provide 24/7 services for the animals and people in our communities.
  •  At the sad time of your pet's death, we can assist with free or low cost services for final arrangements.

How to License Your Pet

In Person

The City of Citrus Heights accepts cash, check, credit or debit card for
Citrus Heights licensing fees paid in person at: 
City Hall (Citrus Heights Animal Services counter)
6360 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights CA 95621. 

(Note: Citations may only be cleared in person. Call 916-725-7387 if you have any questions or concerns.)


To purchase your license online: Go to PetData  (effective February 2017) Accepts credit or debit card transactions only.

By Mail

Effective February 2017, print the application and mail it along with your pet's rabies and spay/neuter paperwork and 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

(Do not mail cash!)
(For licensing assistance call 855-223-1682 PetData Customer Service)

SACRAMENTO COUNTY: The City of Citrus Heights cannot process or receive payments for unincorporated Sacramento County.  For more information and frequently asked questions about licensing, visit Sacramento County's website.  
If your animal is not licensed or if you are unsure whether your animal is licensed, contact Citrus Heights Animal Services at 916-725-7387 or PetData toll free at 855-223-1682