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Lake Stevens Police
2211 Grade Rd.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Animal Control
Animal Licenses
All dogs and cats are required to have a pet license and to wear that license at all times. Licensing is done at City Hall and takes only minutes to do. Fees are currently $20 per pet for a lifetime license. For more information, see the Pet Licensing page or contact City Hall at (425) 334-1012.

Owner Responsibilities
To find information for owners, including leash and trespassing rules, scooping requirements, and excessive barking details, see the Owner Responsibilities page.

Strays / Lost & Found
Stray pets may be held temporarily at the Lake Stevens Police Department or the Everett Animal Shelter. Weather, staffing, call load, and other circumstances are taken into consideration in determining where the pets are taken. Contact the facilities at:
  • Everett Animal Shelter - (425) 257-6000
  • Lake Stevens Police Department at (425) 334-9537

Return of Pets
An attempt is made to return all licensed pets to their owners as soon as possible and a lost and found pet log is kept at the police department. The log is not all-inclusive, and pet owners are encouraged to check with local shelters. It remains the responsibility of the pet owner to locate their missing pet.

Dangerous & Wild Animals
Inherently dangerous and wild animals are prohibited. It is a misdemeanor to own such an animal. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Alligators / crocodiles
  • Bears
  • Colubridae snakes that are rear fanged and / or reach 10 feet or more in length
  • Members of the cat and dog family not customarily domesticated by man (including hybrids)
  • Venomous and devenomized reptiles

Dog Bites
All dog bites must be reported. All reported dog bites are investigated, and the appropriate and applicable procedures are implemented such as quarantine requirements and dangerous dog / potentially dangerous dog requirements.

Animal Cruelty
Animal cruelty is a crime. Reports of animal cruelty will be investigated and the appropriate action will be taken.