Dog Licensing 

 The Hayward Animal Shelter issues licenses for dogs living at City of Hayward addresses only.

* Dogs 4 months and older are required to be licensed*

Dog License Requirements:

 In order to acquire a dog license, owners must provide the following:

  • A valid rabies vaccination certificate for the dog from a licensed veterinarian

  • A certificate from your veterinarian stating that your dog has been spayed or neutered (required to qualify for the reduced licensing rate only)

  • Payment of the $52 fee for unaltered animals and $17 fee for altered animals

Obtaining a Dog License - Dog licenses are issued for the valid vaccination period only (one to three years). You may apply either by mail or in person.

By Mail - Mail a copy of the current rabies certificate, spay/neuter certificate, and correct fees to:

Hayward Animal Services Bureau
License Division
16 Barnes Court
Hayward, CA 94544

In Person - Bring the required certificates and fee to the Animal Shelter during these hours:

Tuesday-Saturday - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and Holidays
For more information, please call Hayward Animal Services Bureau at 510.293.7200.

For addresses in unincorporated parts of Hayward, contact the Santa Rita Animal Shelter at 925.803.7040.

Reasons to licnese your dog. 

1. It is a state/county/city law 

2. To control and prevent the spread of rabies 

3. Identification to return lost dgs to thier owners. 

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