License Your Dog For 2013-It’s Safe, Smart And It’s The Law!
Town of Estes Park dog licenses for 2013 are now available at the customer service windows at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Licenses may also be acquired at Animal Medical Center of Estes Park at 1260 Manford Avenue and Animal Hospital of the Rockies at 453 Pine River Lane. Owners with dogs who reside within the Estes Park town limits are required by the Municipal Code to maintain a current dog license and a current rabies vaccination through a veterinarian.
Licenses cost $5 for each spayed or neutered dog. Licenses for unaltered dogs cost $15. Owners must provide the rabies vaccination registration number that was provided with the vaccination. A tag is issued with the license which must be attached to the dog’s collar at all times. Owners who neglect to license their dogs with the Town may be cited $40 for each unlicensed animal and may incur impound fees.
Dog licensing provides several important health and safety benefits, including:
• Faster reunification of lost pets with their owners, reducing animal stress and health and safety risks
• Reduced sheltering needs and lower euthanasia rates
• Improved ability to plan and deliver animal services because the size, type and location of the dog population is known
• Improved ability to enforce Town ordinances because owners can be identified and held accountable for the behavior of their pets
Larimer County requires that dogs living in unincorporated areas of the county maintain current rabies vaccination as well as a county pet license. For more information on County licenses, please visit www.larimer.org/clerk/pet_licenses.htm. For more information on Town dog licenses, contact the Estes Park Police Department at 970-586-4000. The Municipal Code is available via www.estes.org/townclerk.