Dog Licensing

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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:
There are a finite number of Town of Alta dog licenses. Dog licenses may become available on an annual basis to eligible applicants.

2024 Dog Drawing on YouTube

2024 Dog License Drawing Information

Licenses Available:
3 Class A “Voter Class”
2024 Class A Results
2 Class B “Property Owner Class”
2024 Class B Results

2024 Dog Drawing on YouTube


  • Review eligibility requirements established in section 5-2-3: Dog Licensing of the Animal Control Ordinance
  • 2024 Dog Drawing Application: fill out this form and attach/email supplemental documents as indicated
  • Submit application materials via email to (applications may also be submitted in person to the Town Office or by mail to PO Box 8016, Alta UT, 84092)
  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted from April 1 – April 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM. No applications will be accepted outside this timeframe
  • Drawing Details: The drawing will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 3, 2024, at the Alta Town Office. Everyone entering the drawing is encouraged to attend either in person or via Zoom webinar – register by clicking here – but attendance is not mandatory.
  • You may contact Molly Austin with questions at or 385-449-1887

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 for 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.

Temporary Dog Licenses:
The temporary licenses are intended to be truly temporary and not to replace annual licenses.

Learn More and Apply

Online Temporary Dog License Application  – Fill and sign online! The form will automatically be submitted once signed electronically.

Standard PDF Temporary Dog License Application  – Use this version to print and sign by hand. Complete and submit applications to the Deputy Town Clerk at  or mail to PO Box 8016, Alta UT 84092.

Please follow these guidelines when applying:

    • There is a $60 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).
    • An individual may only hold one temporary license at a time, and they cannot be issued consecutively. There must be at least 14 days between licenses held.
    • Dogs cannot be issued consecutive temporary licenses.  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.
    • Applications should be submitted at least 5 days in advance of the initial license request date to allow ample time for review and processing.
    • An application does not guarantee a license will be granted. It is unlawful for any person to bring a dog within the boundaries of the Town, whether in a motor vehicle or otherwise, which is not licensed by the Town.
    • 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 dates can not be consecutive.
    • We tend to receive 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.

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
    • $60 Class D temporary dog license (authorization letter) issued for 14 days or less