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Pet Licensing Fee Change

  • Published
  • Updated
  • by City Manager

Give Your Pet the Gift of Getting Him Home Safely!

License Your Pets

On November 1, 2015, annual pet licensing fees in Jefferson County shifted from $15 for altered pets and $30 for unaltered pets to a $20 flat rate (altered or unaltered). This change was implemented in hopes that more unaltered pets will be licensed and can be returned home safely in the event they get lost.

This is the first adjustment in pet licensing fees in seven years. Licensing fees help lost pets get home safely, but they now also help provide life-saving care to the more than 9,300 homeless pets that enter Foothills Animal Shelter each year from the community.

Learn about pet licensing updates, pet licensing locations, pet licensing clinics, annual registration requirements and more by visiting the Foothills Animal Shelter website at

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