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We are dedicated to protecting people and animals. Violations of county code and/or state law can have big penalties - from a $246 infraction to imprisonment.

We have two ways to file a complaint - online or by phone. Emergencies such as aggressive and threatening animals currently loose, injured domestic animals, and animal cruelty/abuse in progress should be reported to 911. 

Filing a complaint


Please fill out our online form.

By phone:

Please call our non-emergency phone number: (253) 798-PETS (7387). If directed to leave a message, please include your name, address, phone number, the nature of your complaint and the animal owner’s address, if known. After making a complaint, you may be contacted to obtain a statement or additional information.

If you are directed to submit an affidavit please remember:

  • You must obtain an incident number prior to completing and returning an affidavit to Pierce County Animal Control.
  • Affidavits can be downloaded, printed and mailed to: Pierce County Auditor, Attn: Animal Services, 2401 S. 35th Street, Room 200, Tacoma, WA 98409. 
  • You may also submit the affidavit via email.

Contact Us

Auditor's Office

2401 S. 35th St.
Room 200
Tacoma, WA 98409
Map to Auditor's Office

Email Pet Licensing

Email Animal Control 
(Please do not use for complaints)

(253) 798- PETS (7387)


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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