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  • 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.
  • License fees:
    • 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 (spayed/neutered) 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 (intact) animals and proof of rabies vaccination for rabies anniversary date
  • $5.00 replacement fee for loss of current dog license
  • Renewal license can be purchased online with proof of vaccination on record, up to 3 years.
  • Fee waiver for all registered service dogs after application and affidavit has been approved and on file. (to obtain this affidavit, please contact YCSO Animal Control to have one mailed to you)

Licenses may be physically purchased/renewed at the following locations: 

  • YCSO Prescott Substation: 255 E Gurley Street Prescott AZ; 928-771-3260
  • YCSO Williamson Valley Substation: 4155 W Outerloop Road Suite B Prescott, AZ; 928-771-3277
  • YCSO Mayer Substation: 12606 E Main St Mayer, AZ; 928-771-3509
  • YCSO Camp Verde Substation: 2830 N Commonwealth Dr. Ste 104 Camp Verde, AZ; 928-567-7710
  • YCSO V.O.C. Substation: 6464 HWY 179 Suite 217 Village of Oak Creek, AZ; 928-639-8171
  • Yavapai Humane Society: 1625 Sundog Ranch Road Prescott, AZ; 928-515-2379
  • Yavapai Humane Society Wellness Clinic: 2989 Centerpointe E Drive Prescott, AZ; 928-771-0547 (walk-in clinics for vaccinations and licensing are held on Saturdays from 8AM-4PM) 

***MAIL RENEWALS CAN BE MAILED TO: Sheriff's Office ATTN: Animal Control, 255 E Gurley St.  Prescott AZ 86301

***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.


A.R.S. § 11-1609

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 [email protected] 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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