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.  Please refer to our ordinance for a description of various license classes and the resolutions page of our website for the number in each class.  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.

Annual Licenses:  Currently, there are no annual licenses to apply for. If you wish to be added to a notification list please email Jen at jen@townofalta.com and you will be emailed should the Town Council authorize a drawing.

Temporary Dog Application – click here to download form
Submit applications to the Deputy Town Clerk at jen@townofalta.com  or mail to PO Box 8016, Alta UT 84092.  Please consider, and follow these guidelines when applying:

    • There is a $50 fee for licenses that are 14 days or less and a $125 fee for more than 14 days.
    • Each temporary license can be requested from 1 to 30 days (no more).
    • Applications can be submitted no more than 30 days in advance of the initial license request date – Please time your requests accordingly.
    • The Town has 10 temporary licenses that are further divided into the following categories: 1-3 days (3), 4-14 days (3), 15-30 days (3), and 1-30 days (1).
    • The temporary licenses are intended to be truly temporary and not to replace annual licenses.  Applicants/dogs have a cumulative 90 day cap for the year starting July 1 and ending June 30.  It is up to applicants to decide on their request dates, for example this could be up to three 30 day licenses or up to six 15 day licenses.
    • Licenses are generally issued on a first come – first serve basis, in combination with meeting eligibility requirements and license availability.

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)