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Get a Dog License

In San Bernardino County, all dogs are required to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies.

San Bernardino County Animal Care has partnered with DocuPet to provide residents with an
enhanced pet licensing experience. Your pet’s license now includes DocuPet’s free HomeSafe™ 24/7
lost pet service and designer license tags with personalization options. Additionally, 20% of every
product sale (designer tags, collars,leashes and Pet Essentials) is donated to Animals aRe First Fund
(ARFF) through DocuPet’s Safe&Happy Fund.

Residents of the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County and the cities of Big Bear Lake and
Yucaipa can purchase their dog license at animalcare-sbcounty.docupet.com. Highland residents can
ONLY get a license from Highland City Hall.

To complete the licensing process, you will need a copy of the following records:

  • checkedYour pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate (must be effective through entire licensing period).
  • checkedProvide proof for altered dog, senior citizen, permanently disabled citizen.

License Fees/Renewals

Type1 YearDescription
Not Altered$120Not spayed or neutered
Altered$36Spayed or neutered
Senior / Disabled Citizen / Veteran
$24Proof required
Senior discount 65 or older
Medical Waiver
Unable to Alter
$30Your veterinarian has determined your dog cannot be spayed or neutered. Written documentation from veterinarian required.

Late Fee: $25 late fee will be assessed on all licenses, which have not been purchased or renewed within 30 days from the time of notice.

Replacement Tags: $5

Payment Methods

Update Your Records

Call us to update your address within 30 days of moving, or go online to animalcare-sbcounty.docupet.com, log into your account and update your address on your profile.

Call us to report owner transfers within 30 days of giving your dog and provide your dog’s license number and the name, address and phone number of the new owner.

Call us to provide your dog’s license number.