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Town changes process for dog licensing

Changes to Prescott Valley Animal Control’s dog licensing process have taken effect.

This past summer, the Town Council approved changes to its dog licensing fees and outsourced the licensing to an outside company.

The town will continue to offer one-year, two-year, and three-year dog licenses, with a small increase in altered dog licenses of $2 per license year. Fees for unaltered dogs already are close to the average cost for the area, so the rise in cost is only $1 per license year. The late fee penalty is $10.

The town will no longer offer replacement or transfer licenses. Licenses will now expire within one, two or three years from the date of purchase, depending on the license duration purchased and the expiration of rabies vaccinations.

Prescott Valley Animal Control still oversees the licensing of dogs. However, PetData now issues the licenses, reminders to re-license, late fees and more. Dog owners will be able to obtain their dog licenses by mail, phone or online ( The increase in the license fees will help offset the cost of the licensing company’s services, according to a release.

Dog licenses will no longer be available at local veterinarians or the Humane Society.

Through the online licensing, dog owners can make donations to the Prescott Valley Police Foundation. All donations go toward purchasing non-budgeted safety equipment.

Find information on dog license prices and requirements at

For those unable to purchase their dog licenses online, licenses may be purchased by mail. The Prescott Valley Police Department has an informational brochure available with all requirements. Determine the correct license fee for each of your dog(s), and include a rabies vaccination certificate for each dog.

Make check or money order payable to “Prescott Valley Dog Licensing.” Do not send cash. Mail to: Prescott Valley Dog Licensing c/o PetData, PO Box 141929, Irving, TX 75014-1929.

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