License Your Pet

Why It’s Important to License Your Pet

  • A license says your pet is NOT a stray. People will be more likely to help and have a way to identify your dog.
  • Your pet will be quickly reunited with you. City staff will always attempt to return a loose dog by a home delivery.
  • Taking your pet to the county shelter is our only option if we cannot identify you as an owner. Shelter fees may be imposed.
  • Animal Control will call you or send a letter if no phone contact is available if it arrives at the shelter with a license I.D.
  • Your dog’s license is proof of rabies vaccination in the event it bites anyone.
  • A licensed dog will be cared for at the Animal Shelter for a longer period of time than an unidentified stray.
  • License fees support the expense of returning lost dogs, and fund adoptions for homeless dogs, investigations of animal cruelty and community education programs.
  • It’s the law! (Municipal Code 6.04.036)

Requirements & Fees

  1. To renew or apply for dog license, please use our online system HVWORKS.
  2. You must provide current proof of rabies (inoculation certificate or veterinarian documentation).
  3. You must provide proof of spaying or neutering, if applicable.
  4. A microchip ID number is encouraged for the safe return of lost or at-large dogs.
Fee TypeStandard FeeStandard FeeSenior Citizen Discount Fee If Age 62+Senior Citizen Discount Fee If Age 62+
Dog TypeAltered DogFertile DogAltered DogFertile Dog
1 Year$18.00$35.00$14.00$31.00
2 Years$34.00$67.00$26.00$59.00
3 Years$50.00$100.00$38.00$88.00

You can choose a 1 year, 2 year, or 3 year option of licensing based on when the rabies vaccination expires.

We encourage you to license your dog for the number of years the rabies vaccination is valid.


*Duplicate License Tag – $10.00