Arizona State Statute 11-1008 Dog license requirements for the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County
“Dogs 3 months of age and older must be vaccinated for the rabies virus by a DVM and have a current Yavapai County dog License. (Dog licenses are available for purchase annually per rabies anniversary date.)”
Dog licenses may be purchased from Humane Societies, Sheriff’s offices, and low cost spay and neuter clinics.
Those wishing to purchase a Yavapai County Dog License must first provide the following documentation from a veterinarian.
Documentation of current rabies vaccination and documentation of spay or neuter status.
Fees are as follows – License renewal runs concurrent with your rabies vaccination.
- $5.00 for altered animals and proof of altering must be provided at time of purchase as well as current rabies vaccination for rabies anniversary date
- $25.00 for un-altered animals and proof of rabies vaccination for rabies anniversary date
- $5.00 additional charge after 30 days of rabies expiration or each rabies anniversary date
- $5.00 replacement fee for loss of current dog license
- $5.00 for Puppies first year with vaccination, each year after will follow the altered or un-altered animal rules.
- Renewal license can be purchased online with proof of vaccination on record, up to 3 years.
- Fee waiver for all registered service dog after application and affidavit has been approved and on file.
Licenses may be physically purchased/renewed only at or mailed to the following locations: Main Office : Prescott Sheriff's Office, 255 E Gurley St. Prescott AZ 86301 (928) 771-3260 or one of the below locations.
Dog tags are permanent. You will not receive a new tag each year. If the tag is lost or destroyed, a new tag will be issued on notice during the renewal process or by contacting us.
YCSO Mayer Substation
13272 Central Avenue
|YCSO Bagdad Substation Humane Society of Sedona Verde Valley Humane
100 Main Street 2115 Shelby Drive 1502 W Mingus Ave
Bagdad, AZ Sedona, AZ Cottonwood, AZ
(928) 442-5292 (928) 282-4679 (928 634-7387
|YCSO Prescott Substation
255 E Gurley Street
|YCSO Williamson Valley YCSO Camp Verde Yavapai Humane Society
4155 W. Outer Loop Rd., Suite B 2830 N Commonwealth Dr 1625 Sundog Ranch Rd
Prescott, AZ Camp verde , AZ Prescott, AZ
(928) 771-3277 (928) 567-7710 (928) 445-2666
Per: A.R.S. 11-1606:
1. Process for a dog license.
a. Visit a local Sheriff Office or Humane Society facilities and purchase a current year license or create an online account on this website.
b. Enter or provide your dog information with rabies and spay/ neuter certificates.
c. Pay the appropriate fee for 1 to 3 years
2. If purchased in person a new license/tag will be issued at that time, if online the license will be processed within 1 business day or the following business day after a holiday or weekend. For renewals the license is immediately active, new license/tags will be received via U.S. Mail within a few business days.
3. For more information on licensing or you need assistance in purchasing a license, call 928-771-3282 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.ycsoaz.gov/animal-control/.
4. An applicant for a license may receive a clarification from the county of its interpretation of a statute, ordinance, regulation, delegation agreement or authorized substantive policy statement as provided in § 11-1609.
A.R.S. § 11-1604
A. A county shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule, ordinance or delegation agreement. A general grant of authority does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless the authority specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.
B. Unless specifically authorized, a county shall avoid duplication of other laws that do not enhance regulatory clarity and shall avoid dual permitting to the maximum extent practicable.
C. This section does not prohibit county flexibility to issue licenses or adopt ordinances or codes.
D. A county shall not request or initiate discussions with a person about waiving that person's rights.
E. This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against a county. The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against a county for a violation of this section.
F. A county employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section. A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the county's adopted personnel policy.
G. This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by § 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.
H. A county shall prominently print the provisions of subsections A, B, C, D, E, F and G of this section on all license applications.
I. The licensing application may be in either print or electronic format.
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