Online Licensing


The License Now link and form take about 15 seconds to appear on your screen. An outside vendor is used for secure​ transactions. The form will open in a new browser window and the website will look different.​

Payment: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. 

Unincorporated Areas

License Now!

Sacramento County Animal Care provides pet licensing for residents of the unincorporated area of Sacramento County.

New License

Visit License Now! to begin the licensing process! Have your pet's rabies vaccination paperwork ready. ​

License Renewal

License Now! Have your pet's license number and rabies vaccination paperwork ready. If you are renewing your animal license, you will not receive a new tag unless you indicate it.

Within City Limits

If you live within the limits of a city located in the Greater Sacramento region, please see the below links for licensing in your area:

Replacement Tag

If your license is still current and you are only looking for a replacement tag, you can request replacement tags here. Be sure to include your pet's name and license number in the Comment box. Replacement tags cost $5.00


Donate Now!

While renewing, you can ​make a one-time donation to help care for the shelter animals! If you would like to make a recurring donation or to donate to a specific program at the shelter, visit our donation webpage​.