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Dog Licensing in the City of Prescott

Updated: Mar 2, 2019

Everything you've always wanted to know about licensing your dog in Prescott, AZ


Licensing is an important part of pet ownership.

City of Prescott dog licensing.

  • All dog owners are required to license their dogs within 60 days of moving to the city.

  • Licenses are $6 per year for each dog that has been spayed or neutered

  • $30 per year for dogs that have not been spayed or neutered.

  • Payments for licenses are due on or before January 1 of each year.

  • A late fee penalty of $8 shall be added to the license fee in the event that application is made subsequent to the date on which the dog is to be licensed.

  • Licenses are prorated for people moving here mid-year.

Licensing Fees

Paid before 4/30: $6 ($30 for unaltered pets)

Paid between 5/1 - 8/31: $4 ($20 for unaltered pets)

Paid between 9/1 - 12/31: $2 ($10 for unaltered pets)


Participating Licensing Sites

Yavapai Humane Society: 928-445-2666

Prescott Animal Hospital: 928-445-2190

Prescott City Hall: 928-777-1291

Pet Data: 855-332-4647


City of Prescott dog licensing may be obtained at the Yavapai Humane Society, almost any veterinarian office located in the city plus veterinarians located in Chino Valley and Prescott Valley; see the list here. Note that Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Yavapai County have their own licensing for the areas they service.


Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Yavapai County have separate licensing requirements from the City of Prescott.

Know the dog laws in your area.

The Prescott Animal Control only has jurisdiction within the city limits of Prescott. If you live within the city limits of Prescott Valley you would need to contact their animal control at 928-772-9267, which is a police dispatch number. If you live within the city limits of Chino Valley you would need to contact their animal control at 928-636-4223, which is their police number. If you live outside of these cities then Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has their own animal control unit and the main number for the Sheriff’s Office is 928-771-3260.



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(From the City of Prescott website: http://www.prescott-az.gov/)

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