Livestock Registration

Livestock registration is a FREE program provided by Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS). This program enables MCAS officers and dispatchers to notify owners of stray livestock without resorting to impounding animals or transporting them. The program reunites stray livestock with owners promptly and efficiently.  Registering livestock reduces injury to the animals, and damage to fencing and property for which livestock owners may be liable.   Livestock registration is required by the Multnomah County Ordinance (13.308).

How does it work?

When our dispatchers receive a call concerning loose livestock, the dispatcher will compare the description given with all livestock registered in that area. If a match is discovered, the owner will be notified. This system reduces costs and prevents the damage or injury that may occur with livestock transport.

This program is available for free to all livestock owners in Multnomah County. Simply complete the livestock registration application form online, or print and mail the Livestock Registration Application. Soon afterwards, we will mail you a small sign with your registration number to attach to your fence or gate.

Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, and Fairview residents: Please check for additional municipal livestock regulations.