Pet Licensing – it’s more than just a good idea.
Having a valid pet license …
… can help get your pet home to you faster if he/she becomes lost.
… will reduce fines if your pet is picked up.
… will keep you in compliance with state and local Animal Control Ordinances.
PLEASE NOTE: Effective April 1, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners increased pet licensing fees for county residents. Current fees are: Unaltered Animals: $25 per year; Altered Animals: $10 per year
City residents: Altered animal – $10 per year; unaltered animal – $50 per year (Please Note: City residents have the option of a 1-, 2- or 3-year license. If you live in the City and are 65 years of age or older, you’re entitled to a 50 percent discount on your pet’s license! This special offer is for altered animals only.)
County residents: Altered animals – $10 per year; unaltered animals – $25 per year
To purchase a pet license, you will need:
1) A copy of your pet’s current rabies certificate
2) Proof of spay or neuter
4) Photo ID if paying with credit or debit card
For your convenience, pet licenses may be purchased:
Online: You may also purchase your pet’s license online following these easy steps. Please go this link: License Your Pet After you submit your information and payment, you will receive by mail your tag and certificate. Please note: Tags are intended to last several years. If this is a renewal, you will receive an updated certificate. Replacement tags are available for $3.
By mail: Send your request with the necessary information to Santa Fe Animal Shelter Licensing Department, 100 Caja del Rio Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
On site: Santa Fe Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic, 2570 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, NM 87507 OR
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, 100 Caja del Rio Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Please make your check payable to The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
You may also download the licensing form and either email the completed form or mail or fax it to the Licensing Department. A copy of your current rabies vaccination certificate must accompany your request. Our fax number is 505-988-2754. Click City/County License Form
Thank you for being a responsible pet owner!
State Statute 22.214.171.124, County Ordinance 6 4-5, City Ordinance 5-5.6
For more information about licensing, call 505-983-4309 x1606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.