Animal Control & Shelter

  1. Licensing & Immunizations
  2. Adopting an Animal

All dogs and cats are required to be licensed and immunized with a rabies vaccination, which provides protection throughout the licensing period, upon reaching 4 months of age. The licensing period begins January 1 and lasts for 1 year.

Application for a license may be made 30 days before and not more than 60 days after the beginning of the licensing period. A penalty of $2 per month is charged for each month after March 1 for late licensing.

The licensing fees are as follows:

  • Each Sterile Animal: $5
  • Each Non-Sterile Animal: $40
  • Replacement Tag: $5

Verification of sterilization by a licensed veterinarian is required. Cost for licensing unsterilized animals brought into the city or upon reaching the minimum age on or after July 1 of the licensing year will be 50% of the set fee.

For information on owning a Staffordshire Terrier in El Dorado, please see the current city ordinance here.

Licensing Locations

For your convenience, licenses may be purchased at the following locations: