All dogs within the resolution area over the age of 4 months must be licensed. Dog licensing outside of the resolution area is strongly encouraged but not required by law. Cat licensing is strongly encouraged but not required by law.
Purchase a license online
Dogs and Cats
Senior Citizens (ages 65+)
Dogs and Cats
*Licenses for service animals are free. Late fee is $5 for licenses purchased online.
An El Paso County animal license may be obtained:
- Locate and have available your animal’s rabies certificate AND proof of spay/neuter
- Click here to purchase a license online (all information is securely transmitted)
- Complete online license application
- Make secure payment via credit card (Visa or MasterCard accepted)
- Print receipt/payment form (this will be your temporary license until tag is received)
- Upon receiving your license securely attach it to your animal’s collar and ensure your animal wears his collar at all times
Please allow 3-6 weeks for your license to be processed and to receive your tag. If your animal has never been licensed or your license has expired the late fee will be waived.
2. At Participating Veterinarians
Regular veterinary care is essential to the health and well being of our beloved pets. Animal Law Enforcement encourages all owners to seek regular veterinarian care for their animals. Our local veterinary partners can also help you license your animals. This process is simple:
- Submit a completed license application (available at participating veterinarians) and payment during your visit, and they will take care of the rest.
- You will receive your license tag from your veterinarian.
- Attach the license to your dog or cat’s collar before leaving so you don't forget. A license is your pet's fastest ticket home if he/she goes missing.
Please remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Visit one of our participating veterinarians today to ensure your animal will live a long and healthy life, as well as be protected should he/she become lost!
3. In Person
Complete the Animal License Form to include proof of rabies vaccination and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable).
- Provide documentation to Customer Service Representative at the animal shelter located at:
610 Abbott Ln. Colorado Springs, CO 80905
- Submit payment (cash, Visa or MasterCard, certified funds)
- You will receive your license tag from the Customer Service Representative
- Attach your license to your dog or cat’s collar as soon as possible
- Download the online Animal License Form
- Complete form.
- Enclose copy of your rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable).
- Enclose full payment (check or money order made out to HSPPR) to include any applicable late fees.
- Mail all of the above to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) at:
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Licensing
P.O. Box 912405
Denver, CO 80291-2405
- Your license application will be processed and you will receive your license in 4-6 weeks.
- Immediately upon receipt of your animal license attach it to your animal’s collar and ensure your animal wears the tag and collar at all times.
What does my animal license pay for?
- Reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners. Every attempt is made to return licensed dogs and cats home prior to be transported to the shelter
- Educate animal owners about Responsible Pet Ownership
- Enforce animal neglect and cruelty, aggressive animal, and other local and state ordinances
- Help neighbors resolve their animal related conflicts
- Provide shelter, food, and other essential care for lost, abandoned, and stray animals