Dog licenses are mandatory in Colusa by California State law and Colusa County ordinance (PDF). Currently, only dogs are required to have licenses. All dogs older than four months old must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed vet and must have a current county dog license. Licenses ensure quick identification and reunion if your dog becomes lost or missing.
Important Licensing Information
The first rabies vaccination that a dog gets is good for one year. Each subsequent vaccination is good for three years. The rabies vaccine must be valid for the entire licensing period. One-year licenses are good from July 1 through June 30; three-year licenses expire on the same date as the three-year rabies vaccination. To avoid penalties, new dogs or dogs moving into the county must be licensed within 20 days.
Dog Licensing Fees
Spayed / neutered
Non-spayed / non-neutered
Service dogs aiding blind, deaf, or mobility-impaired residents
Senior citizens 60 or older (dog must be spayed or neutered)
A late licensing fee of $15 applies after 20 days of living in the county, or after July 31 for expired one-year licenses. The replacement fee for lost licenses is $5.