Alta Dog Program – Licensing

For general information about dogs in Alta click here.

Dog Licensing in Alta

Any dog found within the boundaries of the Town must be licensed by the Town per Ordinance 5-2-3: Animal Control. Regulations on licensing, renewals, applications, waste disposal, dogs on leash, reporting attacks etc. are also found in the ordinance. All Alta dog licensees shall agree to have read, understand, and willingly abide by these regulations.

The Town is also posting and sharing access to the 1997 USFS Special Order regarding prohibited acts on National Forest lands in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Alta Temporary Dog Application – Due to COVID-19 no temporary licenses are being issued at this time.

Temporary licenses can be requested for 30 days or less.  The application can be submitted no more than 30 days in advance of the initial license request date.  Please time your requests accordingly.  Submit applications to the Deputy Town Clerk at  or at the Town Office in person. There is a $50 fee for 14 days or less and $125 fee for more than 14 days.

May 1, 2020 Drawing  –  Instructions for applying to the drawing – 6 Class A licenses available
         Click here for a YouTube video of the drawing

Names have been drawn but we are taking a few days to work through the eligibility verification process.  This added time will also help eliminate names where we can if multiple people were drawn for a license from the same household. I’m basically just working my way down the list in order.  Thanks for your patience, Jen

License Numbers – see our animal control ordinance for a description of each class.

  • 31 Class A
  • 43 Class B
  • 11 Class C
  • 10 Class D

License Fees:

  • $125 Annual dog license
  • $100 Annual license for spayed or neutered dog
    • no dog will be licensed as spayed or neutered without proof that sterilization was performed
  • $125 Class D temporary dog license (authorization letter) issued for more than 14 days
  • $50 Class D temporary dog license (authorization letter) issued for 14 days or less
  • $25 Watershed tag (one-time fee for annual licenses)

The Mayor shall have discretion to waive fees for Class D licenses in whole or in part for cause shown as the Mayor deems reasonable.