The Animal Control Officer works normal business hours. For urgent responses, please call 911.
Dogs Running at Large
To protect the public and pets, the fine for allowing a dog to Run at Large is $200 per pet for a first offense. Fines increase with each offense and upon a 4th violation, a Criminal Citation may be issued to the owner.
For the safety of the dog and the public, please call 911 to report dogs at large.
To report a dog disruptively barking, please call 911 while the barking is in progress. Generally, the barking must be witnessed by Police Staff to take action. If the nuisance is observed by an officer, a $50 infraction can be issued.
Dog Bites or Other Dangerous Behavior
Please call 911 to report a dog bite or aggressive behavior. If you are not familiar with the dog or where it lives, please include a description and location of the dog, including the direction of travel.
Requirements *NEW RATES AS OF OCTOBER 1st, 2020*
- All DOGS and CATS 3 Months of age and over must be licensed and must wear their tag.
- Owners have 30 Days to obtain a license for pets that are new to the City.
- Tags must be renewed annually. *Tags are now on a rolling calendar and must be renewed by the month they were originally issued*
- Unaltered Dog or Cat $40.00
- Neutered or Spayed Dog or Cat $20.00
- Senior Discount Rate Neutered or Spayed Dog or Cat $10.00
- License for Goat, Pig or Horse $20.00
- Replacement Tag $5.00
Obtaining and Renewing
- NEW licenses must be purchased in person at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department or at PAWS. *Police Office is temporarily closed for construction. Call 425-670-8260 for information on obtaining a new license.*
- Licenses may be RENEWED in person or by mail but the tag number MUST be included.
*Pet Licensing is required in Mountlake Terrace. A lost pet wearing a current tag, greatly increases the chance of the pet being returned to you.
To report a lost pet with Animal Control call (425) 744-6256.
To report a found pet call the Non-Emergency line at (425) 407-3999. You have the option to hold the animal until an owner is identified, take the animal toyourself, or ask Police to pick the animal up.