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Whatcom County Licensing Details

If you need a kennel license or have questions about licensing, please email licensing@whatcomhumane.org or call 360-733-2080 x3010.

PLEASE NOTE:  Effective January 1, 2012 the State of Washington requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated for rabies. The vaccination must be kept current. (WAC 246-100-197 (3))

Bellingham, Blaine & Ferndale:

The annual license fee for each unsterilized male or female dog over 4 months of age is $41.00. The annual license fee for each sterilized dog or cat is $11.00. Before a license is issued for any dog, the owner must certify under penalty of perjury that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. A certification of vaccination signed by an accredited veterinarian, and showing that the vaccination does not expire prior to the expiration date of the license, must be provided upon request.

Cat licensing is required in the City Limits of Ferndale. A microchip may be used in place of a license tag for Ferndale cats. The microchip number must be provided at the time of licensing.

Whatcom County:

Dogs over 7 months of age living in Whatcom County are required to have a license. At this time, dogs living outside the City limits of Bellingham, Blaine and Ferndale are not required to have a rabies vaccination.

The annual license fee for each unsterilized male or female dog is $41.00. The annual license fee for sterilized dogs is $11.00.

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