License Online

Instructions to License Online

If you would like to license online, a convenience fee of $1.95 will apply for each transaction. Multiple pets can be licensed in one transaction. Any required documents, such as your pet's current rabies vaccination certificate, may be scanned and uploaded or submitted later by fax, mail or email. The license will be issued after all required documents are received.

PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase a license online, it can take up to 21 days to receive your tag and final receipt in the mail. If you need to show proof of a pet license in the near future, we recommend purchasing a license in person. Click here for the listing of nearly 50 licensing sites conveniently located throughout Jefferson County.

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If you prefer to pay by another method, click here to view your other payment options.

Required Paperwork

  1. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required for pets over 4 months of age if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information. Write in the correct information as needed.
  2. Has your pet been altered since the last licensing period and are you applying for the lower registration fee? Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services is required.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so retain a copy of your documents for your records.

License Fees

Licensing Fees

Unaltered Pet $30.00
Spayed/Neutered Pet $15.00

Other Fees

Replacement for Lost Tag at Renewal $0.00
Replacement for Lost Tag Prior to Renewal $5.00

In an effort to encourage pet owners to spay/neuter their pets and help reduce pet overpopulation, the license fee for an altered pet is lower than that of an unaltered pet.

Due Date

Payment for your license is due within 30 days of the expiration of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of moving into Jefferson County or the cities of Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Westminster or Wheat Ridge.

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Foothills Animal Shelter within 30 days of being in Jefferson County or the cities of Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Westminster or Wheat Ridge.