WHY MUST I
LICENSE MY DOG?
Chino Valley Town Ordinance
90.26B requires every dog residing in the limits
of the Town of Chino Valley to wear a valid
license tag. If your dog is not licensed, you
may be charged with a class 3 misdemeanor. The
maximum penalties for a class 3 misdemeanor is
up to $500 in fines and 30 days in jail.
Making sure your dog has a
current license attached to its collar is your
best insurance of having your dog returned to
you if lost or stolen. It also insures us and
anyone that comes into contact with your dog
that he or she is vaccinated against rabies.
MY DOG NEVER
LEAVES THE YARD, WHY DO I HAVE TO BUY A LICENSE?
The Town Ordinance states that
all dogs residing in the Town of Chino Valley
shall wear a collar to which is attached a valid
Even dogs that "never leave the
yard" sometimes get out through accidental open
gates or other accidents. A disaster such as a
fire or break in, may cause your dog to flee to
safety. Having a valid dog license on its collar
will help us reunite you with your lost dog.
HOW MUCH DOES
A LICENSE COST?
Licenses for dogs that are
spayed or neutered are $6.00
Licenses for dogs that are not
spayed or neutered are $35.00
HOW LONG IS A
The license year is from January
1st to December 31st. You may purchase your
license for the next year as early as October of
the previous year. Licenses purchased after
March 31st are "late" and an $18.00 penalty fee
WHEN SHOULD I
LICENSE MY DOG?
The law requires dogs to be rabies vaccinated
and licensed at four (4) months of age. New
residents should license their dogs within 30
days or at four months of age. The sooner your
dog is licensed, the sooner you and your dog is
IS MY DOG REQUIRED
TO HAVE ITS VACCINATIONS FIRST?
distemper is very important, the only
vaccination required for licensing is a Rabies
vaccination. The vaccination must be valid
for the entire license year, or it must be
boostered before licensing.
your dog may receive a 3-year rabies
vaccination, you MUST still renew the license
WHERE CAN I GET A
ANIMAL CONTROL - 636-4223
SOCIETY IN CHINO VALLEY - 277-4521
ANIMAL HOSPITAL - 636-4421
ANIMAL HOSPITAL - 636-4382
WHEN ARE THE RABIES
are held once a month in October, November,
February and March.
participating veterinary hospitals reduce the
price of vaccinations at the clinics, and the
cost of license for a dog that is not spayed or
neutered is reduced from $35.00 to $20.00.
is necessary, and you can contact Animal Control
Dispatch at 636-4223 for dates and locations of