Animal Control

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The Animal Control Unit is part of the Lynnwood Police Department. The Animal Control Unit is actively providing services to the residents of the City of Lynnwood. Our Animal Control Officer regulates, educates and enforces situations involving animal behavior, care and licensing.

 Contact Animal Control: For general information, call 425-670-5589 or email and the animal control officer will contact you as soon as possible. For immediate response please call 9-1-1

Animal Control Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


Apply For Your Animal License

Every dog and cat six months old or older must be licensed and must wear the license tag on its collar or harness.

For more information about obtaining a pet license, please call the Police Department Front Desk 425-670-5600.

Lost or Missing Animals

Residents who find a lost or abandoned animal or have an animal to surrender within the city limits of Lynnwood can take it directly to the Everett Animal Shelter, located at 333 Smith Island Road in Everett, or they can call 911 to contact the Lynnwood Police Department’s animal control officer, who may be able to locate a microchip on the animal and return it to the owner.

Lynnwood residents who lose a pet can retrieve it from the shelter, be mindful that a redemption fee will be paid at the shelter.

Everett Animal Shelter

Current City Animal Control Regulations

To find out more information on our updated animal control regulations within the City of Lynnwood, please visit the Lynnwood Municipal Code.