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Why did I receive this notice?

Please choose the option that best describes the notice you received:


Why am I being billed when I have a current license?

There may be several reasons why you received a bill when you have a current license. We're happy to help with your account information - please fill out this form to begin the process.


When will I get my license tag?

If you renewed a prior license and did not request and pay for a replacement tag,  you will receive a license receipt only. The metal license tag is permanently assigned to your pet.

If this is the first application for this pet or you requested a replacement tag with your renewal, we will mail your license tag within 10 business days from the day we receive your completed license application and payment. Please allow an additional 3-5 business days to receive your tag in the mail. If we have not received correct payment or required documentation, you will be notified via mail and the processing of your license will be delayed.


How do I get a replacement tag?

You may obtain a replacement tag by sending a check or money order in the amount of $5.00 payable to "City of Las Vegas" to the mailing address below. Please include a copy of your license receipt or a note to designate the pet for which you are purchasing a replacement tag.

Las Vegas Animal Licensing
C/O PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929


Can I transfer a license?

Las Vegas licenses or tags may not be transferred to a new owner or a different pet. A new license must be purchased.


Can I obtain a refund?

A refund may be available for the following reasons:

1. If you do not live within the jurisdiction of Las Vegas, a refund request may be made within 60 days of the license issuance.

2. If a duplicate payment was made for your license, the refund request may be made within 6 months of the payment.

To request a refund, please send your request in writing or via e-mail to Customer Service. Be sure to include the pet’s current license tag number if it is available, and as much information as possible regarding your payments.


How long is this license valid?

Animal Licenses will expire one year from date of issue. Subsequent licenses will expire one year from the expiration of the previous license.


Where is the local animal shelter?

The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas operates the Lied Animal Shelter located at 655 North Mojave Road in Las Vegas.

To report stray animals or for questions unrelated to licensing, please call (702) 229-6348.


I have found a pet: what should I do?

If the pet that you have found is wearing a city of Las Vegas license tag, enter the tag number in the Tag Number Search box on the left side of this page. If you need assistance or the tag number is not found, please call our office at 1-866-534-3780.

Please contact the Lied Animal Shelter at (702) 384-3333 (Lost and Found Fax # (702) 933-7500) to report a found pet. To report a stray for pick up, please call Animal Control at (702) 229-6348.


I have lost a pet: what should I do?

If an Animal Control Officer finds your pet, and your pet is wearing a current license tag on its collar, Animal Services will contact you. If another citizen finds your pet with its license tag, they may use the tag number to contact you through our online tag search or by calling the phone number on the license tag.

If you have lost a pet, you should contact the Lied Animal Shelter (702) 384-3333 (Lost and Found Fax # (702) 933-7500) and ask if they may have picked up your pet or had any calls concerning a pet like yours. This also makes them aware that your pet is missing so that they can help you locate it. If you have to leave a message, please be sure to include important details such as your name, your phone number, your address, the breed of your pet, the color or markings of your pet, if it was wearing a collar or tags and last known location.


Why should I license?

The primary reason is to prevent the spreading of rabies. Rabies is a constant health threat, and rabies vaccinations are good for your pet’s health. Did you know that rabies is 100% fatal for humans if not treated properly? Animal licensing helps Animal Control monitor compliance with local and state rabies vaccination laws. 

Licensing also helps Animal Control identify family pets, should an animal become lost.  The fees from licensing are used to care for animals and investigate complaints about stray animals, among other services.  Other goals of animal licensing are to promote responsible pet ownership and to reduce the tragedies associated with lost pets and pet overpopulation.


What are the licensing requirements?

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies and licensed with the city of Las Vegas. Only residents within the city Limits of Las Vegas are required to license with the city.

Pet owners in Henderson and North Las Vegas should contact their city for licensing requirements.

View the complete City of Las Vegas ordinance

Due Date

All dogs, cats and ferrets over the age of 4 months within the city limits of Las Vegas are required to be licensed with the city.

New Licenses: You must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a dog over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of establishing residence in the city of Las Vegas.

Renewal Licenses: You must renew your license within 30 days of the expiration of your prior license. A late fee of $5 is charged for each late renewal.

License Term

Animal Licenses will expire one year from date of issue. Subsequent licenses will expire one year from the expiration of the previous license.


Why was licensing privatized?

Las Vegas chose to privatize animal licensing in 2008 to promote animal licensing, to increase the cost-effectiveness of the program, and to provide additional services to its citizens.


Who is PetData?

PetData, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, provides animal licensing services for municipalities and animal welfare agencies throughout the United States. The company, a member of the National Animal Control Association, has been in business since 1994. PetData’s goals are to increase animal licensing, to reduce animal euthanasia, to educate the community, and to help solve animal control problems.

Does PetData sell information?

We at PetData consider the privacy of our clients to be of paramount importance. PetData has never sold information or data to any third-party. PetData does not use any personally identifiable data collected for any purpose other than for those purposes as required by client contracts.

We do not respond to requests for information from non-client individuals or corporations, nor do we release information without the express written consent of our clients. PetData does not and will not share or sell client data with any other parties or make client data publicly available unless authorized by the client or required under a legal subpoena. All data belongs to our clients, and PetData serves only as a custodian for client-owned data.

Groups or individuals requesting data should contact their City or County directly as PetData will only release data to our contracted clients.

Contact Information

Las Vegas Pet Licensing
c/o PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014
Phone: 1 (866) 534-3780
Fax: 1 (888) 738-5556

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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