Dog License

Dog Licensing Information

Dogs must be under control (on a leash) or confined in their yard or kennel. They are not to run loose through the neighborhood. If there is a problem animal in your area (running loose, excessive barking, threatening other animals or humans), please call the Animal Control Officer (Cache County Sheriff's Department) at 716-9400 to report the dog and, if possible, where the owner lives.

All dog licenses expire December 31st of each year. The licenses must be renewed annually; in January and February the license for a spayed or neutered dog is $5 while the license for an intact dog is $10. These fees double beginning March 1. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Puppies do not need to be licensed until two months old.

If someone moves into Richmond anytime during the year, they have 10 days to license their dog/s. The exception is if they have a puppy less than two months old; then they may wait until it turns two months old.

Residents wishing to keep three or more dogs must have double the area required for their zone. For instance, if you live in a zone that requires a minimum of 10,000 square feet to build a house, then you must have 20,000 square feet to keep three or more dogs. You must also obtain a conditional use permit from Richmond Planning & Zoning as well as a license ($100 annual fee) from the City Council. See Ordinance 2003-2 for more information.