License, Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Services

Dog receiving microchip

You can apply for a dog license, and get a rabies vaccination and microchip for your dog every day. This is available only to residents of unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

At County Animal Shelters

County Animal Services team members may also microchip your pet any time the County shelters are open.

Dogs must be on a leash

Cats and rabbits in a secure carrier



$25 /microchip

$20 /rabies vaccination


License fees for altered dogs:

$20 /one year

$35 /two years

$50 /three years

License fees for unaltered dogs:

$60 /one year

$100 /two years

$150 /three years

If you are late with your license renewal there is a $25 late fee.