Pet Licensing

Dog Licenses

Any dog that is 4 months of age and is being kept within the boundaries of the County of Santa Cruz, State of Arizona for at least 30 consecutive days of each calendar year needs a county dog license.

A current rabies certificate good for at least a year must be provided to obtain a 1-year license. If the rabies certificate is good for less than a year, you may also obtain a license for the amount of months the rabies shot is good for (11 months, 10 months, etc.). 

Obtain a License By Mail

A current rabies certificate must be mailed with a check or money order with the license fee plus .50 cents per animal for postage.

Mail the current certificate with check or money order to:
Santa Cruz County Animal Control Department
2150 N Congress Dr.
Nogales, Az 85621 


Services Fee
License - Altered (proof required) $12
License  - Unaltered $35
License - Altered, Senior/Disabled (proof required) $8
License – Unaltered, Senior/Disabled (proof required)
Replacement License $7
License Transfer
License Late Fee
Impound Fees – 1st Offense
Impound Fees - 2nd Offense $50
Impound Fees – 3rd Offense and after
Board (per day)
Animal Pick Up at Residence (owned) $30
Disposal $10
Trap Rental (2 weeks)
Report Request (per page)
Adoption* (dog or cat; includes Parvo / Distemper shot for dogs, RCP for cats) $10
PetLink  Microchip Implant $15 

* Please note: Owner is responsible for cost of spay or neuter and rabies vaccination for adopted animals. See pets available for adoption.