Licensing

You love them, so don’t lose them!

Kitsap Humane Society is the pet licensing agent for all jurisdictions in Kitsap County including cities/municipalities and unincorporated Kitsap County. In addition to cat and dog licenses, KHS also issues chicken licenses for the city of Bremerton.

Benefits to licensing your pet:
  • Licenses help lost pets get home, and faster!
  • Fees directly support Kitsap Humane Society’s lifesaving work!
  • It’s the law!
All pet licenses can be purchased, renewed or replaced:
  • Online
  • In person at the shelter during business hours
  • Via mail using the mail-in license application (see below for each municipality’s form)

Licensing fees vary depending on the municipality in which you live, the animal type (cat or dog), and whether your pet is spayed, neutered or microchipped.

A processing fee will apply to all applications.

Online Licensing 

Kitsap County Licenses

For residents of Unincorporated Kitsap County, licenses may be purchased, renewed or replaced. Please complete the Kitsap County Licensing Application and mail or drop off with payment to Kitsap Humane Society.

 

Type1 year3 yearsLifetime
Dog – Spayed/neutered w/microchip$12$25$45
Dog – Spayed/neutered w/out microchip$25$50n/a
Dog – Not spayed/neutered w/microchip$50$100$200
Dog – Not spayed/neutered w/out microchip$60$120n/a
Cat – Spayed/neutered w/microchip$7$15$25
Cat – Spayed/neutered w/out microchip$20$40n/a
Cat – Not spayed/neutered w/microchip$40$80$160
Cat – Not spayed/neutered w/out microchip$50$100n/a
Replacement tag – Current licenses only$3$3$3
Service Dogno feeno feeno fee
Donation to support spay/neuter$5$5$5

*Service Animal licensing fees are not applicable for emotional support animals.

A processing fee will apply.

City Licensing Fees

City of Bainbridge Island

For residents of the City of Bainbridge Island, licenses may be purchased, renewed or replaced. Please complete the City of Bainbridge Licensing Application and mail or drop off with payment to Kitsap Humane Society.

Fees:

TypeAlteredUnaltered
Dog$6 (permanent)$25 (must be renewed annually)
Cat$6 (permanent)$25 (must be renewed annually)
Replacement$1$1
Service Animal*$0$0

*Service Animal licensing fees are not applicable for emotional support animals.

A processing fee will apply.

City of Bremerton

Bremerton Municipal Code 7.08.010 (a) requires that all dogs and cats be licensed annually within 30 calendar days from the date the owner acquires or takes up residence in the City of Bremerton. For residents of the City of Bremerton,  licenses may be purchased, renewed or replaced. Please complete the following Bremerton License Application and mail or drop off with payment to Kitsap Humane Society.

Fees:

TypeAlteredUnaltered
Dog$12.50$37.50
Cat$7.50$37.50
Dog Lifetime License$45.00N/A
Cat Lifetime License$25.00N/A
Replacement – Current licenses only$1$1
Late Fee$10$10
Senior Citizen Permanent License – Dog$12.50N/A
Senior Citizen Permanent License – Cat$12.50N/A
Service Animal*$0$0

*Service Animal licensing fees are not applicable for emotional support animals.

Chicken License Fees:

$12.50 for up to 5 chickens annually

Senior Citizen Lifetime Chicken License:

$12.50 for up to 5 chickens

Information pertaining to keeping chicken hens within the City of Bremerton can be located in the Bremerton Municipal Code, Chapter 7.06.

A processing fee will apply.

City of Port Orchard

For residents of the City of Port Orchard, all animals over six months of age must be licensed within six months of moving into the city. Licenses are permanent.  Port Orchard licenses may be purchased, renewed or replaced in person at Kitsap Humane Society* or at Port Orchard City Hall. If you prefer to mail in your license application or replacement, please complete the City of Port Orchard Licensing Application.

PLEASE NOTE: Most Port Orchard street addresses ending in “E” or “SE” are not within Port Orchard city limits. Please use a Kitsap County license application instead.

Fees:

TypeAlteredUnaltered
Dog$0$75
Cat$0$75
Replacement – Current licenses only$2$2
Service Animal**$0$0

**Service Animal licensing fees are not applicable for emotional support animals.

A processing fee will apply.

City of Poulsbo

For residents of the City of Poulsbo, all dogs and cats over the age of six months are required to be licensed. If you prefer to mail in your license application, renewal, or replacement, please complete the City Of Poulsbo Licensing Application and mail or drop off with payment to Kitsap Humane Society.

Fees:

Type1 yearLifetime
Dog – Altered$12$40
Dog – Unaltered$35Not Available
Cat – Altered$7$25
Cat – Unaltered$35Not Available
Service Dog*n/aNo Fee
Dog (Altered Only) – Senior Citizen Permanentn/a$6
Cat (Altered Only) – Senior Citizen Permanentn/a$3
Dog (Altered Only) – Citizen who is Disabled AND Low Incomen/a$6
Cat (Altered Only) – Citizen who is Disabled AND Low Incomen/a$3
Replacement Tags – Current licenses only$3$3
Donation to support spay/neuter$5$5

*Service Animal licensing fees are not applicable for emotional support animals.

A processing fee will apply.