License a Kennel or Animal Business

Are you in our service area of unincorporated Snohomish County (aka outside city limits)? Find out here

A Snohomish County kennel or animal business license is required whenever four or more dogs are owned, kept, or maintained on the premises of any person.

  1. Private Kennels: Households w/ 4-10 Dogs
  2. Animal Businesses & Commercial Kennels

If your household has four to ten dogs, Snohomish County considers your home to be a Private Kennel. Private Kennel owners must have an annual kennel license and pet licenses for each dog.

Private Kennels must have a fenced area appropriate for the breed and number of dogs, provide suitable shelter, and are subject to periodic inspections by an Animal Control Officer.

By Mail

Print an application form (PDF / fillable PDF) and submit with the correct fee to:

Snohomish County Auditor
Animal Services Division
3000 Rockefeller Ave. M/S 306
Everett, WA 98201-4046

Payment methods accepted: Personal check, cashier’s check, money order


Complete an application form (PDF / fillable PDF) and submit to Our staff will contact you for payment over the phone.

Payment methods accepted: Visa and Mastercard

In Person

Visit Snohomish County Animal Services.

Payment methods accepted: Cash, credit card, check