Animal Control Agency and Humane Society

Registration Requirements

Chapter 18.92 RCW

Chapter 246-933 WAC


Changes in location, ownership, business or organizational structure require a new application.

Annual Reporting Requirement - RCW 18.92.260 directs the Veterinary Board of Governors to establish annual reporting requirements and ensure agencies are in compliance related to providing veterinary services to animals owned by qualified low-income households. The board has adopted rules establishing eligibility and auditing requirements:

The audit information is required to be submitted to the board by July 31 annually using the online reporting tool. The first report due date is July 31, 2024, for reporting period July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. 

Process for Approving/Denying Applications

Credentialing staff members review the application and supporting documents to make an initial determination on eligibility. An entity will be formally notified of a denial and has the opportunity for a hearing.

Renewal Requirements

Each entity must renew its credential every year on or before August 1 by sending the appropriate fee and renewal card.