Dog Licenses

The County Auditor's Office loves dogs! We also license them. For your pet's safety and your own peace of mind-in addition, of course, to complying with the law-we encourage all San Juan County residents to license their dogs.
All dogs in San Juan County and the Town of Friday Harbor are required to be licensed yearly. The license application must include the gender, breed, name, and owner of the dog. Please notify the County Auditor's Office if you no longer have a dog, so the dog license records can be updated before the annual renewal date. The licensing period is from January 1 to December 31 of each year, with no proration.

Cats are not required to be licensed.
Bandit the Auditor's Dog

Fee Schedule

Type of Tag
Spayed or Neutered $15
Natural $40
Replacement Tag $2
Late fee, in addition to license fee, after March 31 $10

Licensing Locations

San Juan Island

Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor
938 Cattle Point Road
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-378-2158

Auditor's Office
San Juan County Courthouse
350 Court Street, 1st Floor
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-378-2161

Orcas Island

Orcas Animal Protection Society
84-A Hope Lane
PO Box 1484
Eastsound, WA 98245
Phone: 360-376-6777

Eastsound Kennels
197 Dolphin Bay Rd
Eastsound, WA 98245
Phone: 360-376-2410

Pawki’s For Pets
199 Main St.
Eastsound, WA 98245
Phone: 360-376-3648
Lopez Island
Lopez Animal Protection Society
210 Lopez Road
PO Box 474
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Phone: 360-298-9247

Sunset Builders
4194 Center Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Phone: 360-468-2241