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Pet Licenses & Permits

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Apply for a new license

Apply for a new license

Make sure you reside in the city of Las Vegas

 

Next, visit the pet licensing website.

Renew a License

Renew a License

Pay for a License

Pay for a License

You may pay online if you have received either, a blue or yellow postcard, and we have a current rabies vaccination certificate on file.

You may mail a completed license application, all required documentation and a check or money order payable to

City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas Animal Licensing c/o Pet Data
P.O. Box 141929
Irving, TX
75014-1929

Please keep a copy of all documentation for your records, and do not send cash

You may bring a completed license application,and all required documentation to:

City of Las Vegas Treasurer's Office (4th Floor)
495. S. Main St., 89101

Accepted forms of payment include, Mastercard, Visa or Discover debit or credit cards, cash or check. Please notify us if your pet is deceased, you no longer own the pet or if you have moved out of the city of Las Vegas.

To get a replacement tag please mail a $5 check or money order payable to city of Las Vegas, and a copy of your license receipt or a note to designate the pet for which you are purchasing a replacement tag for to:

Las Vegas Animal Licensing
c/o PetData
P.O. Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929 

Please keep a copy of all documentation for your records and do not send cash. Allow 13 to 15 business days to receive the tag after we receive correct payment and documentation.

You may receive a refund for the following reasons:

  • If you do not live within the Las Vegas city limits, a refund request may be made within 60 days of the license issuance
  • If a duplicate payment was made for your license, the refund request may be made within six months of the payment

To request a refund, please:

  • E-mail Customer Service
  • Mail a written request to Las Vegas Animal Licensing, c/o PetData, P.O. Box 141929, Irving, TX 75014-1929, and be sure to include the pet's current license tag number if it is available, and as much information as possible regarding your payments.
Pet Fancier Permit

Pet Fancier Permit

Download the Pet Fancier Application

A pet fancier may own, keep or possess on his or her property not more than six spayed or neutered dogs over one year of age or twelve spayed or neutered cats over eight months of age, or any combination thereof if the number of dogs does not exceed six and the combined number of animals does not exceed 12, provided that the pet fancier has obtained from the Animal Regulation Officer a pet fanciers permit. The pet fancier shall obtain a pet fanciers permit from the Animal Regulation Officer each and every 12 month period. The Animal Regulation Officer shall issue the pet fanciers permit only after inspecting the applicants property and determining that the dogs or cats, or both, will be safely confined in a completely enclosed building, residence or enclosed lot and do not pose a nuisance to the public. As a part of the application process, the Animal Control Officer shall notify all property owners contiguous to the applicants property that the applicant has applied for a pet fanciers permit. The cost of the inspection and permit shall be $50. A pet fancier who has obtained a pet fanciers permit need not have his or her property rezoned for the purpose of owning, keeping or possessing such pets. (Ordinance 3642 4, 1992)
Dog Fancier Permit

Dog Fancier Permit

Download the Dog Fancier Application

Dog fancier means any person owning, keeping, or possessing on his/her property, provided such person has safe adequate cages in a completely enclosed building on the property, at one location, up to six adult dogs for the purpose of showing in recognized dog shows, field trials or obedience trials, for working and hunting, or for improving the variety of breed in temperament or confirmation with a view in exhibition in shows or trials or for use as working dogs in hunting; said dogs shall be registered with at least one association recognized by the Animal Regulation Officer, and must be entered in at least one dog show per calendar year or, if spayed or neutered, need not be so registered or shown. (Ordinance 3618 26, 1991) A dog fancier may keep and maintain on his/her property a maximum of six adult dogs, provided that such person has first obtained from the Animal Regulation Officer a dog fanciers permit for said dogs and has paid the annual fee in the amount of $50, which cost shall include inspection. Any such permit, if granted, shall be subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Animal Regulation Officer or the County Health Officer, to prevent the keeping of the dogs from becoming a nuisance. Any person who meets the provisions of this Section and has in his or her possession, with respect to said dogs, a valid dog fanciers permit, as described herein, need not have the property where the dogs are maintained rezoned in order to be allowed to keep and maintain such dogs thereon. (Ordinance 3618 70, 1991)
Cat Fancier Permit

Cat Fancier Permit

Download the Cat Fancier Application

Cat fancier means any person owning, keeping or possessing on his/her property, provided such person has safe, adequate cages in a completely enclosed building on the property, at one location, up to six adult cats for the purpose of showing in recognized cat shows, or for improving the variety of breed in temperament or conformation with a view to exhibiting in shows or feline events and must be entered in at least one cat show each calendar year; said cats shall be registered with at least one association recognized by the Animal Regulation Officer or, if spayed and neutered, need not be so registered or shown. (Ordinance 3618 17, 1991) A cat fancier may keep and maintain on his/her property a maximum of six adult cats, provided that such person has first obtained from the Animal Regulation Officer a cat fanciers permit for said cats and has paid the annual fee in the amount of $50, which cost shall include inspection. If granted, such permit shall be subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Animal Regulation Officer or the County Health Officer, to prevent the keeping of any and all such cats from becoming a nuisance. All cat fanciers meeting the provisions of this Section having a cat fanciers permit, as described herein, need not have the property where the cats are maintained rezoned in order to be allowed to keep and maintain such cats thereon. (Ordinance 3618 70, 1991)
Breeder Permit

Breeder Permit

Download the Breeder Permit

A Breeder Permit allows someone to own, keep or possess, on his or her property, up to three dogs or cats that are unsprayed and/or unneutered. It also allows someone to receive compensation for breeding of a male or female dog or cat or permits a dog or cat to be available for breeding purposes. This permit does not allow the whelping of more than two litters per each female dog or cat in an 18-month period. All dogs and cats prior to their sale must be immunized against common disease; in the case of dogs, against distemper, DHLD, and in the case of cats, against panleukopenia. The sale of a dog or cat shall include a signed statement from the seller attesting to the seller's knowledge of the animal's health. Such statement shall include the animal's immunization history and that the animal was not released under the age of seven weeks.
Professional Animal Handler

Professional Animal Handler

Download the Professional Animal Handler Application

Persons commencing a commercial grooming school, grooming parlor, kennel, pet shop, dog training facility, or any other establishment which sells animals, including breeders, must, in order to operate or carry on the above businesses or profit, obtain a professional animal handler permit. (Ordinance 3618 171, 1991) Professional Animal Handler Permit. When a professional animal handler permit is applied for, a fee of $50 shall be paid to the Animal Regulation Officer for an inspection of the commercial breeders facility, grooming parlor, grooming school, kennel, pet shop, or dog training facility. The inspection shall be conducted by an Animal Control Officer to determine compliance with this Title, and, if compliance is met, the permit shall issue. If inspection reveals that this Title or other applicable laws or regulations have not been complied with, the professional animal handler permit shall be withheld and the person so applying shall have 90 days within which to request a reinspection without charge. The Animal Control Center itself shall be exempt from the operation of this Section. (Ordinance 3618 172, 1991)
Non Exhibit Wild Animal Permit

Non Exhibit Wild Animal Permit

Download the Wild Animal Not For Exhibition Application

A wild animal permit is required for the following animals:

  • All monkeys and primates
  • All cats (except domestic house cats)
  • All snakes over 8 feet long
  • Coyotes
  • Wolves and hybrid wolves
  • Ferrets
  • Lions
  • Foxes
  • Tigers
  • Skunks and raccoons
  • All venomous reptiles


Persons applying for a city of Las Vegas wild animal permit shall complete a wild animal permit application. A $25 fee shall be collected at the time the application is submitted. Wild animal permits can be approved or disapproved by the animal regulation officer or his designee only. An impound and boarding fee will also be collected when necessary.
Animals excluded from wild animal permits are:

  • Mice
  • Gerbils
  • Hamsters
  • Spiders
  • All fish
  • Insects
  • Rats
  • Birds
  • Chinchillas
  • Guinea pigs
  • All non-venomous snakes under 8 feet
  • Falcons/Falconers with state wildlife permit
  • All domestic cats and dogs
Wild Animal Permit Exhibiting

Wild Animal Permit Exhibiting

Download the Wild Animal Exhibiting Application

A wild animal permit for exhibiting is required when a wild animal is to be exhibited for any purpose. A person requesting a wild requesting a wild animal permit for exhibiting shall be required to submit an application containing the following information:

  • Name, address, and telephone number of the business
  • City of Las Vegas business license, when applicable
  • Name of business
  • Animal to be exhibited, including species, sex, age, weight, identification marks
  • Other permits required, including USDA permit
  • Dates and times of exhibitions
  • Place of exhibitions
  • Each animal to be exhibited shall be included on a liability insurance policy of at least 1 million dollars to be in effect at all times that the animal to be exhibited is located within the corporate boundaries of the city of Las Vegas, including the time when the animal is transported to and from the place of the exhibition. Insurance carrier's name, address, telephone number, policy number, and a copy of the policy is required and shall be verified as adequate prior to the issuance of the permit.
  • Signature of person applying for permit and date of application
  • Receipt number, amount, receipt date, permit number, expiration date, date issued, clerk, date mailed, to be completed by pet licensing clerk
  • The vehicle(s) used to transport wild animal shall meet the same requirement as that which is used to transport an exhibited animal
  • Provide past experience, education/training applicant has with this species of animal
  • Any restrictions placed on this permit by the animal regulation officer
  • Receipt number, amount, receipt date, permit number, expiration date, date issued, clerk, and date mailed shall be completed by the pet licensing clerk
  • Signature of investigating animal control officer
  • Approved/denied to be completed by the animal regulation officer or his designee
  • Wild Animal Permit not for exhibition shall be valid for the lifetime of the animal unless otherwise stated by the animal regulation officer. A onetime fee shall be required.
  • Any indigenous, nonvenomous reptile, including iguanas