Maricopa County Dog Licensing

Why license your dog?

  • You have to by law. In Maricopa County, all dogs over three months of age are required to be licensed and have their rabies vaccination.
  • It registers you as the dog’s owner. This enables Maricopa County to help reunite you if your dog is lost.
  • If your lost pet is picked up and Maricopa County is unable to quickly contact you, the first 24 hours at the shelter will be at no charge. Also, if a licensed dog bites someone, it may be eligible for home quarantine, rather than being quarantine in a Maricopa County facility or a veterinary hospital.

How to Get / Renew a License

What do I need?

  1. Completed Rabies Vaccination Certificate (if needed).
  2. Fee Payment. (Please note discounts for online licensing.)
    • Spayed/neutered dogs are $22. License online and receive a $3 discount.
    • Unaltered dogs are $55. License online and receive a $5 discount.
    • If owners are 65 years and older, fee is $10 per dog. (Dog must be altered.)

Please note: Maricopa County web applications may not work properly with cellphones or tablets. All license fees and penalties are not refundable.

For Additional Information

Contact Maricopa County online or by phone at 602-506-PETS