Canine Licensing Requirements

How do I know if I live in city/county/town limits? Check with the Yavapai County Assessor’s Office or your City or Town Hall for the most accurate and up to date information. In most cases if you receive city trash or city/town water you are located within the city/town limits.

THE CITY OF PRESCOTT:

All dogs 4 months of age and older must be licensed with the City of Prescott within 60 days of being in the city. All City of Prescott dog licenses expire on December 31 each year. View the complete City of Prescott ordinance >>

Licensing Locations:

You may license your pet in person at Prescott City Hall at 201 S. Cortez Street in Prescott. Please bring your pet’s rabies vaccination certificate and spay/neuter certificate (if applicable) with you.

You may license your pet in person at most participating veterinary hospitals

Required Paperwork:

-A current rabies vaccination certificate is required if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information. Rabies vaccinations must be valid through October 1 in order for a license to be issued.
-Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services is required if the pet has been altered since the last licensing period and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered license fee.
-If requesting the discounted fee for a puppy that is 12 months of age or less, please include the pet’s date of birth or age.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please only send copies and retain the originals for your records.

All licenses expire December 31. Rabies vaccinations must be valid through October 1st for a license to be issued.

The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for licensing spayed or neutered pets in order to promote sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation.

Fees are as follows:

-$6.00 for altered animals and proof of altering must be provided at time of purchase as well as current rabies vaccination for calendar year

-$30.00 for un-altered animals and proof of rabies vaccination for calendar year

-$8.00 additional charge after March 31 of each calendar year

YAVAPAI COUNTY:

The Arizona State Statute 11-1008 Doc license requirements for the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County are: “Dogs 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for the rabies virus by a DVM and wear a current Yavapai County dog License. (Dog licenses are available annually.)”

County dog licenses may be purchased at Humane Societies and Sheriff’s offices with documentation of current rabies vaccination and of spay or neuter status. Learn more on the Yavapai County Website >>

Fees are as follows:

-$5.00 for altered animals and proof of altering must be provided at time of purchase as well as current rabies vaccination for calendar year

-$25.00 for un-altered animals and proof of rabies vaccination for calendar year

-$5.00 additional charge after March 31 of each calendar year

-$5.00 replacement fee for loss of current dog license

THE TOWN OF CHINO VALLEY:

Please see your town hall for tags and licensing requirements. You will receive a rabies certificate at the time of your dog’s vaccination to assist with obtaining the license.

THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT VALLEY:

Please see your town hall for tags and licensing requirements. You will receive a rabies certificate at the time of your dog’s vaccination to assist with obtaining the license.