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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: Scroll to the bottom of this page for information about a drawing on 5/3/2021. If you wish to be added to a notification list in the event that the Town Council authorizes a drawing please email Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temporary Dog Application – Click here for the fillable form (download/save, then fill out and send)
The temporary licenses are intended to be truly temporary and not to replace annual licenses. Complete and submit applications to the Deputy Town Clerk at email@example.com or mail to PO Box 8016, Alta UT 84092. Please 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).
- Licenses cannot be issued consecutively. There must be at least 14 days between licenses held.
- 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. Licenses are divided into the following categories: 1-3 days (3), 4-14 days (3), 15-30 days (3), and 1-30 days (1).
- 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.
- Once a license has been issued, dates can not be adjusted and we have a no refund policy. If you would like additional dates, please make a new request but please be aware date can not be consecutive.
- We tend to received the most applications around the holidays, please be prepared with alternative arrangements for your pet should a license not be available.
- Be kind to your neighbor, please don’t horde licenses when you don’t need them.
- $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)
May 3, 2021 Dog License Drawing Information:
3 Class A “Voter Class”
2 Class B “Property Owner Class”
- Review eligibility requirements established in section 5-2-3: Dog Licensing of the Animal Control Ordinance
- Application: fill out this form and attach/email supplemental documents as indicated
- Submit application materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deadline: Applications shall be submitted from April 1 – April 30, 2021 at 5pm. No applications will be accepted outside this time-frame
- Drawing Details: held virtually at 1:00pm on 5/3. Everyone entering the drawing is encouraged to join – please sign up for the drawing via Zoom by clicking here
- You may contact Jen Clancy with questions at email@example.com or 385-707-3585
Proof of eligibility: The following information is being posted to guide you in meeting ordinance requirements for the respective class of license. It is not intended to be limiting or all encompassing of the types of documents that may be submitted to prove eligibility.
For Class A: There are 2 qualification requirements you need to submit:
1) You may request a voter ID card or voter certificate (proving residency) by contacting the Salt Lake County Election Division at 385-468-8683
2) To prove that you have lived in the Town of Alta at least six months you may submit utility bills or other documentation that shows both your current status and that as of 6 months ago
For Class B: You need to submit documentation showing that you are the current owner of real property in Alta. One entry, per eligible person, per address please.