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.License My Dog Now Renew My Dog’s License
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™ and Pet Perks Programs.
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.
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.
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.