Our codes regulate the number and type of animals you are allowed to keep at home. Our codes also regulate the location of pet daycare centers and animal shelters and kennels, and animal husbandry as an agricultural use.
This ordinance does not cover animal behavior, including noise, and pet ownership; contact the Seattle Animal Shelter.
Our ordinance limitations are:
Our Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) has several rules about owning animals in Seattle.
Land Use Code
Seattle Animal Control Code
Public Disturbance Noise
The first-time penalty for violating the limit on the number of animals is $150. The penalty for additional violations is $500. Inspection charges may also apply. Other animal-related violations may be subject to penalties of up to $500 per day.