All dogs three months or older in San Luis must be licensed. Dog licenses are essential to identify and locate your pet if they get lost. Licenses must be renewed by November 1st in any calendar year. (City Code Chapter 6.05 and A.R.S. §11-1010) furthermore, your dog is required to wear their license at all times while outside of the residence. This will make it easier to identify and return your lost pet.
Dog owners can purchase a license for one year or up to three years. The cost of the license depends on its length and if the dog is sterilized or not.
If a license is issued less than six months before November 1st, the applicant will only be charged $8 for a sterilized pet; $15 for a nonsterilized pet.
A penalty fee of no more than $35.00 may be charged to those found late in obtaining a license, similar to the penalties mandated by state law.
How do I get a license?
To apply for a new dog license or renew an expired license, you will need together the following information about your dog(s):
- A completed City of San Luis Pet License Application (pdf link) or renewal notice.
- A copy (not the original) of your pet’s rabies vaccination certificate.
- A copy (not the original) of your pet’s spay/neuter certificate to get the discounted rate for sterilized pets.
- A photo of your pet.
License in person: once you have gathered all the information required, you will bring your pet’s information along with payment to City Hall during regular business hours.
City Hall is located at 1090 E Union Street and is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please remember that no pets are allowed inside City Hall.
Replacement Licenses can be provided.
- Who needs a Dog License?
Any person owning or housing a dog in the City of San Luis must obtain a dog license, which must be renewed annually.
- My dog is deceased. How do I report it?
If your pet is deceased and was licensed with the City of San Luis, please let us know by updating your form at City Hall.
- Can I bring my pet into City Hall and have the staff check to verify that it has been altered?
No, written documentation from a licensed veterinarian stating that the alteration has occurred is required to certify that your pet has been spayed or neutered.
- My dog is a service animal. Do I need a license?
Yes, if your dog meets the guidelines of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) as a service animal, you may receive a waiver of the fee.
- If my dog is picked up, where can I find it?
Call the San Luis Police Department, Animal Control Division at (928) 341-2420. A microchipped or licensed animal may be kept temporarily at the San Luis Police Department while an attempt is made to contact the owner. If Animal Control does not hold the Animal temporarily, it may be at the Humane Society of Yuma. The Humane Society of Yuma will not give out information about animals in their possession over the phone.
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San Luis, AZ 85349
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San Luis, AZ 85349
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