dog licensing

The County of Hawaii requires a dog license for all owned dogs over the age of 3 months old residing within the county.

Dogs are issued a biennial license (every two (2) years). The owner of a dog must be 18 years of age or older.

To register a dog you will be required to provide the owner’s name, address, microchip number, home and business phone numbers. You also need to provide the dog’s name, breed, age, sex, and a veterinary certificate if the dog is spayed or neutered. Also provide the dog’s microchip number if available.

The license fee for a dog that is spayed or neutered is $2.10. The license fee of a dog that does not have a veterinary certificate certifying that the dog is spayed or neutered is $6.10. The fees are not refundable and are not prorated.  The fee to replace lost or illegible current tags is $0.10.

how to register

A license can be obtained at any Hawaii Rainbow Rangers Facility:

Register at a Shelter

West Side Facility:

74-5225 Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy

Kailua Kona, HI 96740

East Side Facility (temporary):

17-382 13 Mile Rd

Kurtistown, HI 96760

Register online

  • Click This Link

  • Provide all required information

  • Upload Proof of Sterilization (if applicable)

  • Checkout online

    • There is a $2.00 convenience fee for online registration​

  • Proof of Registration will be sent via email

  • New Tag will be sent via USPS

If you are unable to obtain a license by either of the methods above please contact us at 808.666.9859 .

dog license requirements

Article 3. Dog License Fees. 
Section 4-12. Fees.

(a) The following fees are hereby established as biennial license fees for the privilege of owning, harboring or keeping of dogs in the County:

(1) Sterilized dogs ...........................................................................................   $2.00

(2) Unsterilized dogs .......................................................................................   $6.00

(b) For purpose of this section a sterilized dog means a spayed female dog and a neutered male dog.

(1983 CC, c 4, art 3, sec 4-12.)

 4-13. Proof of sterilization.

Any person seeking to have the person’s dog licensed at the sterilized dog rate must present a certificate from a veterinarian licensed to practice within the State showing the description, age, and breed of the dog and certifying its sterilization. (1983 CC, c 4, art 3, sec 4-13.)

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