Licensing Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do I need to license my pet?
A: You need a current rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spay/neuter if applicable.
Q: What does it cost to license my pet?
A: Your pet's fee is determined by the jurisdiction you live in. Please visit the Fee table for current licensing and late fees.
Q: Which pets should be licensed?
A: All dogs over the age of three (3) months, whether the pet lives indoors or outdoors, are required to be licensed. Cats do not need to be licensed.
Q: Am I eligible for a discounted or free license?
A: Many jurisdictions in Pima County do have senior citizen, disabled citizen, service dog or low-income discounts available. Proof of eligibility for a discount is required to receive a discounted license.
Q: Will I receive a new tag each time I license my pet?
A: No. The license tag you have will remain with the pet for his/her life.
Q: What do I do if I lose my license tag?
A: Contact the Licensing Section at 243-5969 and order a duplicate tag over the phone. You may also mail a check to Pima Animal Care Center requesting a duplicate tag, or you may purchase a duplicate at Pima Animal Care Center. The fee for a duplicate tag is $11.00.
Q: Can you send me a renewal reminder?
A: A renewal notice is sent one month before the license will expire. The license expires the month in which a rabies vaccination was received. For example, if your pet was vaccinated in February, the license will expire in February, and your renewal notice will be sent in January. If the license is not renewed by the renewal deadline, subsequent notices will be sent and late fees will apply.
Q: How do I transfer a license into another owner's name?
A: A license may be transferred to another owner only with the permission of the current registered owner. The new owner is required to contact Pima Animal Care Center to confirm the change in ownership. You may contact the Licensing Section at (520) 243-5969. The fee to transfer a license is $11.00.
Q: What do I do if my animal has died?
A: You may contact the Licensing Section at 243-5969 or email us at Licensingpacc@pima.gov.
Q: My personal information has changed. How do I let you know?
A: You may contact the Licensing Section at 243-5969 or notify us of your changes in person. You may also send your changes through the mail, email us at Licensingpacc@pima.gov, or submit the online Owner Update Form.
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