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Dog Licenses


Pinal County Animal Care and Control (PCACC) has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience for residents. Your pet’s license now includes DocuPet’s free HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service and designer license tags with personalization options. Additionally, 20% of every designer tag purchase is donated to PCACC through DocuPet’s Safe & Happy Fund.

When you register your pet in Pinal County, you will receive a unique license tag to attach to their collar. Our new licensing process with DocuPet allows residents to select a standard license tag at no additional charge or upgrade to one of DocuPet’s colorful designer tag styles. 

Each DocuPet tag, standard or designer, doubles as a pet’s official Pinal County license and comes equipped with the HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service, which relies on a dedicated full-time dispatch staff and linked pet profiles to help get lost pets home quickly.

You may also continue to use the Animal Care and Control Point Pay System for adoption fees, donations, impound fees, and license fees.


To license by mail, simply mail a copy of your pet's current rabies certificate and any other applicable documentation, along with your check payable to:

15 Technology Place, Suite 1
East Syracuse NY 13057

Animal Care & Control Shelter & Adoption Center
1150 South Eleven Mile Corner Road
Weekdays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays


The fee schedule below is effective May 2024.

Animal Disposal-owned    $25
Cat Trap Fee (Non-refundable), 1 week    $35
Daily Maintenance Fee -dog/cat      $20
Daily Maintenance Fee - dog/cat, Aggressive/Quarantine    $25
Education Course  -In lieu of a fee for citation    $50
Fines for Civil Violations per offense for first offense    Minimum $100 to $250 
Fines for civil violations per offense for each second or subsequent offense(s) committed within 36 months    Minimum $300 to $500
Impound Fee - If the dog is licensed    $15
Impound Fee - if the dog is unlicensed    $35
Impound fee for feline-owned    $65
Impound Fee for feline - (stray/feral)    $20
Impound Fee second offense - unaltered within the same 12-month period    $100
Impound Third Offense - within the same 12-month period    $150
Kennel Permit processing fee - Class I (5 to 7)    $150
Kennel Permit processing fee - Class I (all altered) (5 to 7)    $75
Kennel Permit processing fee - Class II (8 to 12)    $150
Kennel Permit processing fee - Class II (8 to 12) all altered    $75
Kennel Permit processing fee Class III    $200
Kennel Permit Class VI    $500
Kennel Permit Late Fee    $50
Kennel permit Re-Inspection Fee (first time fail)    $100
License - For any licensing service, please visit pinal.docupet.com.    
Microchip Implant    $20
Recovery Fee for Impounded Animal    $50 up to $150
Surrender Owned (Including Cats) - Unaltered    $100 per animal
Surrender Owned - Proof of Alter (Must have documentation). Animals adopted from Pinal County Animal Care and Control (PCACC) are full surrender fee in accordance with the signed adoption contract and not a $25 surrender fee. This fee is only for animals not altered by PCACC.    $25 per animal with verification

Please note the senior discount and the 3 year altered license. There is only the option of 1 year or 3 year license for altered dogs. Vaccine must be current for 3 years to apply for a 3 year tag. A form of ID is required for senior discount, (copy of driver license or something with birth date on it) Please call for more information - 520-509-3555.

It is possible to renew your dog license online as well. Click here to renew your license.  The renewal form will allow for animal license renewals ONLY. 

Do cats need to have licenses?
If you are a resident of the unincorporated area of Pinal County, your cat does not need to be licensed. Some cities or towns do require cats to be licensed.

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