Every dog in the City of Eugene and unincorporated Lane County MUST be licensed when one of two things occurs:

  • either the dog reaches the age of six months
  • or its permanent canine teeth emerge

whichever comes first. Failure to provide and keep the license current may result in a late fee and/or fine.

In order to obtain a license, a dog owner must present documentation showing that the dog has a current rabies inoculation unless specifically exempted for medical reasons, in writing, by a licensed veterinarian. Proof of the animal undergoing a spay or neuter procedure must be presented if applicable. Licenses can be purchased or renewed in person, on-line or through the mail at Lane County Animal Services (LCAS), both City of Eugene and Lane County city offices (listed below) or participating veterinarians (also listed below).

Thank you for being a good owner and taking the steps to license your pet - a license is your dog's 'phone call home' in the event of loss.

Licensing changes

All dogs inside the City of Eugene are required to have a license. Prior to July 1, 2012 Lane County issued dog licenses for all dogs in the county, including the City of Eugene. Those licenses will remain valid for the term of the license, regardless of whether the dog resides in Eugene or unincorporated Lane County.

All former county licenses for dogs in the City of Eugene that will expire after July 1, 2012 will be renewed through the City of Eugene and they will now be given City of Eugene licenses.

All first-time licenses for dogs in Eugene will now be City of Eugene licenses.

License your dog online

The link below will take you to an easy to use online form where you can get your dog licensed and get additional information. Upon receipt we will quickly get your new license out to you.

Please note that we do verify rabies information so please take the extra time to ensure that information is included.



If you would like to purchase a license in person, please visit your local veterinary office or go to the City of Eugene Spay and Neuter Clinic or the 1st Avenue Shelter; both are located at 3970 West 1st Avenue in Eugene. The hours of the public animal shelter are Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 5:30 PM. If you have any licensing questions please call 855 328-1400.

City of Eugene dog license fees

Effective 8/1/04 (confirmed 5/23/12)

Regular (not spayed/neutered) $ 35.00 $ 55.00 $ 70.00
Spayed/Neutered $ 15.00 $ 25.00 $ 35.00
Regular - Senior Citizen (owner is 65 or older) $ 35.00 $ 55.00 $ 70.00
Spay/Neuter - Sr. Citizen (owner is 65 or older) $ 10.00 $ 17.00 $ 25.00
Non-Commercial Kennel (1 to 8 dogs)
or license dogs individually - as priced above
County Commercial Kennel $250.00    
County Commercial Breeder (1 to 10) $350.00    
County Commercial Breeder (over 10) $350.00    
Watchdog Permit $ 25.00    

Proof of Rabies Vaccine is required for all licensing.

NOTE: If you live in an unincorporated area of Lane County - non-commercial and commercial dog kennel licenses are issued to Lane County residents only. City of Eugene ordinance restricts a dog owner from having more than three dogs permanently living at any one residence.

Additional license fees for dogs that have been classified as Potentially Dangerous


Other restrictions for this classification may apply. See Lane County Code 7.130.

Class County Code DB License Renew DB Collar
Class C 7.130 (1) $ 25.00 $ 25.00 $ 15.00
Class B 7.130 (2) $100.00 $ 50.00 $ 15.00
Class A 7.130 (3) $200.00 $100.00 $ 15.00


Other restrictions for this classification may apply. See City of Eugene Code 4.435.

Level Code PDD License Renew PDD Collar
1 4.435 1A $ 25.00 $ 25.00 $ 15.00
2 4.435 1B $100.00 $ 50.00 $ 15.00
3 4.435 1C $100.00 $ 50.00 $ 15.00
4 4.435 1D $100.00 $ 50.00 $ 15.00
5 4.435 1E $200.00 $100.00 $ 15.00

Lane County dog license vendors

When purchasing a license from a participating veterinarian, advise staff if this is your first license purchase or a renewal. The vet should issue new dog licenses only so that you don't end up with duplicate licenses in our system.

If you lose your license, please contact Lane County Animal Services (LCAS) for a duplicate. For renewals, keep your current license tag and pay the renewal fee to the veterinarian or LCAS. You should NOT be issued a new number. Thank you for your assistance in helping to maintain accurate records.

Please educate yourself to the licensing laws before you purchase a license.


  • Do you live in Eugene and own more than three dogs?
  • Do you live in the unincorporated area of Lane County and own more than eight dogs?
  • Do you breed dogs as a business?
  • Do you own a boarding kennel?
  • Are you purchasing the correct license for the area where you live?
  • If you are new to the area, is your current license transferable?
  • Has your dog been classified potentially dangerous?

Veterinarians who sell Lane Country dog licenses

Amazon Park Animal Clinic 725 East 25th Avenue, Eugene OR 97405 541 485-0161
Animal Health Associates 2835 Willamette Street, Eugene OR 97405 541 345-1544
Cascade Animal Clinic         671 West Centennial Boulevard, Springfield OR 97477 541 741-1992  
Coburg Veterinary Clinic 91114 North  Harrison Street, Coburg OR 97408 541 343-8794  
Creswell Veterinary Hospital 345 West Oregon Avenue, Creswell OR 97426 541 895-3536
East Lane Veterinary Hospital 42755 McKenzie Highway, Leaburg OR 97489 541 896-0044
Edgewood Animal Clinic 4010 Donald Street, Eugene OR 97405 541 341-6558
Emerald Valley Vet Clinic 3845 West 11th Avenue, Eugene OR 97402 541 484-1414
Eugene Animal Hospital 1432 Orchard, Eugene OR 97403 541 342-1178
Eugene Spay & Neuter Clinic 3970 West 1st Avenue, Eugene OR 97402 541 682-3643
Florence Humane Society 2840 Rhododendron Drive, Florence OR 97439 541 997-4277
Forest Valley Veterinary Clinic 2555 Mosby Creek Road, Cottage Grove OR 97424 541 942-9132
Four Corners Vet Clinic 2575 Roosevelt Boulevard, Eugene OR 97402 541 688-5521
Greenhill Humane Society 88530 Greenhill Road, Eugene OR 97402 541 689-1503
Lane County Animal Services 3970 West 1st Avenue, Eugene OR 97402 541 682-3647
McKenzie Animal Hospital 5303 Main Street, Springfield OR 97478 541 747-3859
Oakridge Animal Hospital 48277 East 1st, Oakridge OR 97463 541 782-4281
Oceanside Vet Hospital 1739 West 22nd Street, Florence OR 97439 541 997-2114
Osborn Veterinary Clinic         1730 Kingwood Street, Florence, OR 97439 541 902-2013  
Pleasant Hill Veterinary Clinic 84920 Ridgeway, Pleasant Hill OR 97455 541 747-5878
South Willamette Vet Clinic 255 Emerald Parkway, Creswell OR 97426 541 895-4665
Santa Clara Animal Clinic 2510 River Road, Eugene OR 97404 541 896-1932
The Veterinary Hospital 175 Silver Lane, Eugene OR 97402 541 688-1835
Veneta Veterinary Hospital 88233 Territorial, Veneta OR 97487 541 935-4151
West Eugene Animal Hospital 1175 City View, Eugene OR 97402 541 342-5858
Westmoreland Animal Clinic 1748 West 18th Avenue, Eugene OR 97402 541 485-4595
Willakenzie Animal Clinic 1745 Coburg Road, Eugene OR 97401 541 686-1942

Cities selling dog licenses





541 682-7850 or 682-7852


541 942-5501


541 895-2531


541 997-3515


 541 998-1245


541 937-2157


541 782-2258


541 726-3634


541 935-2191


541 782-3733

*Cities sell NEW licenses. LCAS will RENEW your dog license.

Top ten reasons to license your dog


  1. Licensing your dog(s) makes the statement that your pet is not a homeless stray and that its owner cares enough to register the pet legally.
  2. Licensing means Lane County Animal Services will call and/or send a letter if your lost pet comes to the shelter.
  3. A license enables Lane County Animal Services to protect your neighborhood from dangerous dogs and investigate dog bites.
  4. Licensing helps pay for the care and adoption of homeless animals through the shelter.
  5. Licensing supports investigations of cruelty, neglect and abandonment of domestic animals and livestock.
  6. A license allows the officer who finds your stray dog to take it right home, saving you time and money.
  7. The silver license tag is easily recognized.
  8. Licensing supports youth programs covering humane ethics and safety with animals.
  9. Licensing helps to pay for emergency services. If an animal is seriously injured, sick or aggressive, LCAS can respond appropriately.
  10. A license is a phone call home for a dog who can't tell us where he/she lives!