Pet Licensing

woman law enforcement officer holding small white and gray dog

Why license?

Hundreds of lost pets never had to make the shelter their home this year because officers reunited them directly with their families. How? Simply because they had a current license on file. Make sure your pet can find his way back to you in an emergency. And it’s the law!

Licensing fees help support

Online

Licensing online is easy and secure. Having your license number, microchip number, or a reference number from a licensing reminder notice you received will speed up the process. 

By mail

You can also print a licensing form and make payment in person at one of our campus locations during regular business hours.

Frequently asked questions

Licensing is required by law in most jurisdictions, but those requirements depend on where you live. See below for more information on requirements and pricing based on your municipality.

Licensing can be done online, via mail, or in person at one of our locations. Many local veterinarians also offer licensing during your pet’s visit.

Be sure to have your pet’s rabies certificate and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable). Copies can be obtained from your veterinarian. Payment via Visa or MasterCard is accepted online, or via check by mail/in person.

Licensing requirements still apply to service animals, however, the license fee is waived if the dog meets ADA guidelines for a service dog. Falsely representing an animal as a service animal is illegal under Colorado law.

If you gave your pet away or your pet is deceased, you can update your record online if you have your license number or notice reference number. If you don’t have a license number or notice reference number, give us a call.

Licensing requirements

El Paso County

City of Colorado Springs 
all dogs and cats over the age of 4 months

City of Fountain
all dogs over the age of 4 months; cat licensing is strongly encouraged

City of Manitou Springs
all dogs and cats over the age of 4 months

El Paso County
licensing requirements apply to county residents living outside of city limits but within designated resolution areas – all dogs over the age of 4 months; cat licensing is strongly encouraged

Town of Monument
all dogs and cats over the age of 4 months

 

Spayed/neutered
Intact
Senior citizens (age 65+)
Spayed/neutered
Intact
Late fees may apply.

Pueblo County

City of Pueblo
all dogs and cats over the age of 4 months

Pueblo County
all dogs and cats over the age of 4 months

Spayed/neutered
Intact
Late fees may apply.

City of Centennial

Please visit the City of Centennial for licensing requirements and fees.