Dog

As a dog owner in Union City, you must license your dog when it is four months or older. You must renew this license annually.

Rabies Vaccination


Your dog will need a current rabies vaccination before getting a new license. If your dog is due for a rabies vaccination, please have your dog receive the rabies shot and send in the new vaccination certificate with your dog license application.

You may get a dog license for one, two, or three years based on the vaccination expiration date. If your dog is unable to be vaccinated due to serious medical conditions, please complete the Alameda County Rabies Exemption Request (PDF) and return it with your dog license application (PDF).

Certificate of Sterility


If your dog is neutered or spayed, you should indicate so on the rabies certificate. If not, you will need to mail the "Certificate of Sterility" with your application. Any documentation that you submit will be returned to you when your license certificate and dog tag is issued.

Application


Print, complete the dog license application (PDF) and mail to:
City of Union City
Animal License Department
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587

For more information please call 510.675.5312.

Dog License Fees

Type / Term
1 Year
2 Year
3 Year
Unsterilized $29 $39 $46
Unsterilized with late penalty*
$43 $52 $59
Sterilized $14 $20 $23
Sterilized with late penalty*
$27 $33 $37
* Penalty rates apply if a dog license renewal is not paid within 30 days of due date.

Please note:
  • Senior Citizen (60+) Pet License Discount: 10% discount
  • Change of owner, change of address, or lost tag: $10

Animal License Cancellation Policy


If you no longer own your dog, your dog has moved out of the City, or is no longer living, it is your responsibility to contact us with the phone number, email address, or mailing address listed below:

City of Union City
Animal License Department
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587
Phone: 510.675.5312 
Email