Is your dog licensed?

Annual dog licenses are mandatory if you live in the City of Boulder. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.

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The City of Boulder has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced dog licensing experience. DocuPet specializes in creating and managing pet licensing programs. It’s our job to ensure that every dog in the community is licensed. Once compliant, our program offers additional value to guardians through our HomeSafe™ Program.

Please note that a City of Boulder dog license does not allow your dog to be walked off leash at Open Space and Mountain Park locations. You must obtain an additional Voice and Sight tag and complete the mandatory training program to gain Voice and Sight privileges.

Licensing is Mandatory.

Before we can focus on the benefits, we need to start with the facts. Annual dog licenses are required in nearly every city and town across North America. Licensing plays an important role in the City and their staff’s ability to keep our communities safe – this includes our children, our pets, and us.

Dogs get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every dog gets along with other pets or people. A license allows City officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their guardian, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the pet and the community.

How Can I License My Dog?

With DocuPet, you can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your pet's profile, which is used to reunite you with your pet in the event that they become lost.

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Licensed in the past?

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What If I Don't Want to License Online?

DocuPet and the City of Boulder also offer options to license your dog over the phone, in person, or by mail.

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Fees and Fines

There’s no ifs ands or buts about it, licenses are required for all dogs living in Boulder. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date (don’t worry, we’ll remind you!).

Failure to present a valid license may result in a summons being issued.

Category Fee
Sterilized Dog $15.00
Intact Dog $30.00
Replacement Tag $2.00

Please note that Boulder’s licensing program operates on a calendar year. This means that all licenses expire on December 31st.

A valid rabies certificate is required to complete the licensing process. A spay/neuter certificate is required to qualify for the discounted rate. You must upload or present your certificates at time of purchase.


Benefits Offered by DocuPet

Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. This starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there.

Our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet System

The HomeSafe™ Lost Pet System is an online tool that ties your pet's unique tag number to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your pet, they can easily visit our site, enter the number found on your pet's tag, and immediately get access to the contact information you have chosen to provide. Our Found Pet report makes it easy for people to help your pet get home safe.

Licensed guardians can also report pets lost through their online profile. In a matter of seconds, you can notify members of your community and ask for help. They'll learn about your dog, where he or she was last seen, gain access to photos, and receive any of your direct contact information you make available.

Nothing makes for a better day at the DocuPet office then when we get to deliver the good news that a pet gets to return home. We're very proud to have helped hundred of pets reunite with their guardians through our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet System.

Help guarantee your pet's safe return home.

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