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How to License Your Dog

Every dog living in the City of Berkeley and over the age of 6 months must be licensed. You can purchase your dog license at Berkeley Animal Care Services, 1 Bolivar Drive or the Customer Finance Center, 1947 Center Street.  

You may access information regarding dog licenses online at: Finance Department - Animal License

You must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and, if applicable, a veterinarian certificate of spay or neuter.

The Berkeley Animal Care & Services Division issues citations.

Berkeley/Albany Municipal Court Citations (BAMC)

Purchase your dog license as described above.

Take the citation and proof of current dog license to either:

  • The Traffic Window, 2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 1st floor (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), or
  • The Animal Shelter, 1 Bolivar Drive  -- Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat -- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. , Wed. -- 10:00 to 7:00 and Sun. -- 11:00 to 3:00.

Failure to complete this process within 14 working days from the date of violation will result in a fine.

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