In cooperation with Jefferson County, the City of Lakewood requires residents to obtain licenses and current rabies vaccinations for their dogs. All dogs older than four months must be currently licensed with tags displayed on their collars at all times. The license, which must be renewed annually, allows Animal Control to access owner information and to contact owners to arrange for a pet's safe return. Licensing became law in April, 2007. It allows dangerous and aggressive dogs to be tracked, is a funding source for the Foothills Animal Shelter and provides an excellent identification method, including the opportunity for owners to list emergency contacts for their pets.
Dog owners must submit an application, along with the required documentation listed below.
- Rabies certificate showing vaccination issue and expiration date or rabies vaccination waiver obtained from your vet.
- Written proof if the dog has been spayed or neutered.
- Fees must be paid by cash or check made payable to Jefferson Treasurer.
Credit cards cannot be accepted for payment at the City Clerk’s Office.
- $15 if the dog is spayed or neutered
- $30 if the dog is not spayed or neutered
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Please view the following video on dog licensing: