Animal Licensing supports the cost of animal control within the City of Boise. A benefit of having your dog licensed is if the dog is lost and someone finds it, they can call the City Clerk's office and provide the dog's license number and we can provide the owner's contact information so the dog can be returned. The City Clerk's office returns hundreds of dogs a year to their owners.
When you apply for a dog license, you will need to do the following:
- Submit with animal information to the City Clerk's Office;
- Include a copy of the dog's spay/neuter papers to qualify for the discount;
- Include proof of owner's age (i.e. driver's license) to qualify for the "senior" discount;
- Pay the licensing fee in accordance with Boise City Code Title 6, Chapter 7
Customers can download the Animal License Application and request a license through the mail by submitting the application, spay/neuter proof, rabies proof, and a check (payable to the "City of Boise").
Pet licenses are issued at Boise City Hall, 150 North Capitol Blvd., (208-384-3710). There are a number of neighborhood locations throughout the city that issues pet licenses on a walk-in basis: