Dog Licenses

It is unlawful for any person or persons to own or harbor any dog over the age of six months within the corporate limits of the city, unless such person or persons first procures a license; MLMC 6.04.010 (PDF).

Annual Fee

  • For all dogs $10

Obtaining a License

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Bring a copy of current rabies vaccination from your Veterinary Clinic.

License Renewal

  • Licenses expire December 31st of each year.
  • You can get your new year's dog license beginning in December by coming to the Moses Lake Police Department, 411 S Balsam Street

 Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.


  • Failing to license your dog: $205
  • Failing to renew dog license: $287
  • Dog "at large":
    • First Offense: $103
    • Second Offense: $205
    • 3> Offense: Up to $1025
    • A dog is required to be on a leash at all times when not confined in a fenced yard or house.


For more information, please call (509) 764-3887