What You Need To Know About Getting A Pet License In Eagle County

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Why, How, And When To Get An Eagle County Pet License

If you're a dog lover, then you probably know that it's necessary to have an Eagle County pet license for any dog that's four months old or older. If the dog has been residing with you for over 30 days, then you need to get a pet license for it. This is true in unincorporated Eagle County or any incorporated town other than Basalt.

Additionally, the process of getting a pet license has to be repeated every time the license runs out. You can get licenses for one, two, or three years, depending on how long your dog's rabies shot is valid. When the validity of one rabies shot runs out, your dog will need to get a new shot, and the license will need to be renewed.

The process of getting a pet license might seem tedious and repetitive. Plus, it can be hard to keep track of your pet's vaccinations and how long they are valid for. However, DoNotPay can help you simplify the process through a single, user-friendly interface that can help you with pet licensing no matter where you live.

How do you License a Pet in Eagle County?

You can get a pet license by mail or online in Eagle County. Here's what you need to know:

By Mail

If you're old school, you can get your by mail. This will involve downloading the form from the animal services website, filling it out, writing a check, and mailing it in with a copy of your dog's rabies vaccination certificate.

You can get a pet license for an "unaltered" dog--a dog that has not been spayed or neutered--or a dog that has been spayed or neutered. You can also get a replacement dog tag if you've lost the old one. This will enable anyone who finds a lost dog to return it to you.


If you can't be bothered with printing out a form, filling it out, writing a check, making a copy of your dog's vaccination certificate, and enclosing all of these in an envelope with a stamp, Eagle County has set up an online system along with PetData which allows you to do these things online. You can pay PetData with a credit or debit card.

Pet Licensing Fees in Eagle County

Pet licensing fees vary according to how long you're getting the pet license for which, in turn, varies according to how long the pet's rabies shot is valid. You have the option of getting a pet license for one, two, or three years, as follows:

Standard Pet License Fees1 Year2 Years3 Years
Unaltered Dog$10$20$30
Altered (Spayed/Neutered) Dog$10$20$30
Additional Fees
Tag Replacement$5

It may be a bit confusing to a pet guardian to know whether their pet should receive a one-year rabies vaccine or a three-year vaccine. Generally, pets are vaccinated when they are four to six months of age and a booster shot is given one year later. After that, the pet is generally vaccinated every three years.

However, there are also certain rabies vaccines that are only good for one year and those which are good for three years. So if your pet gets the former, then they are eligible for a one-year license while if they get the latter, then you can get a three-year license. It all depends on which one your vet has in stock and ends up giving to your pet.

Why should I Register my Pet in Eagle County?

Sometimes, you might wonder if it's worthwhile going through all that trouble to register your pet. Microchipping a pet can help you to find them if they get lost. So do you really need to register them too? Here are some of the things that the government uses your registration fee for:

  1. Setting up new dog parks and maintaining the ones that are already there.
  2. Animal management staff who will make sure that lost pets are returned to owners.
  3. Booklets and fact sheets will help people understand their pets better.
  4. Discounted microchipping and spaying/neutering camps.
  5. Animal management staff who will look into barking complaints.
  6. Animal management staff who will investigate biting incidents.
  7. Running a shelter to take in stray animals and find them a home.

It helps to know that your pet registration fee goes towards things that will eventually benefit your current pet and any pet you might have in the future.

What do I need to know to Register my Pet in Eagle County?

You'll need to gather certain information before you can fill out the form to .

  • The breed of the dog (or whichever breed seems closest).
  • The sex of the dog.
  • Whether the dog has been spayed/neutered.
  • The color of the dog.
  • The weight of the dog.
  • The birth date/age of the dog.
  • The microchip number of the dog (if s/he has one).
  • The rabies tag number and a copy of the vaccination certificate.
  • The date of rabies vaccination and the date of expiration of the vaccine.

So you'll need to make sure that you have all this information before you fill out the form to register your pet. It's also best to store this information in one place so that you'll have it at hand when you need to register your pet again.

Simplify the Pet Registration Process with DoNotPay

As you may have gathered, the pet registration process can be somewhat tedious. First, you'll need to make sure your pet has the rabies vaccine. You'll also need to gather all the needed information about your dog. And you'll need to figure out whether your dog is eligible for a one-year, two-year, or three-year registration.

However, there is a way to simplify the process by using DoNotPay's pet license product. Here's what you'll need to do:

  1. Go to the Pet Licenses product on DoNotPay.
  2. Enter the county or city you are looking to register your pet in.
  3. Tell us more about your pet, including the breed, gender, whether they are spayed/neutered, approximate age, and more.
  4. Upload evidence documents that prove that your pet has been spayed/neutered (if applicable) and a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate.
  5. Enter your contact information, including email, address, and phone number.
  6. Complete your application by paying the license processing fee, so we can file the application on your behalf.

Registering Pets in other Cities, Counties, and States

Once you've used the DoNotPay system to register your pet and you see how simple it is, you may want to use it again if you move. No matter which city, county, or state you move to, DoNotPay has you covered.

Different cities, counties, and states will have different requirements for registering pets, but DoNotPay's pet licensing product will give you all the information you need and simplify the process no matter where you live.

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