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.

Please verify your location is in our service area by using the Do I Live in Lynnwood Map. Simply enter your complete location address in the map search box to find out if you live within Lynnwood City Limits.

If you live outside of the City limited, please contact Snohomish County Animal Control for any animal control related questions.

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

Any pet (cat or dog) over the age of 6 months is required to have a valid city animal license.

  • Animal licenses are $40 for each animal and are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
  • If your pet has been either spayed or neutered the annual license fee is reduced to $20.
  • Your pet will qualify for a discounted $10 annual license if it is spayed or neutered and you show proof of it being micro-chipped. 

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

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

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