Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, a license is required for each dog pursuant to Chapter 4-7: Dog License, B.R.C. 1981.
You may purchase a City of Boulder dog license at any of the following veterinarians or download the application for a printable version (licenses are valid for the calendar year, January through December):
Please mail applications or renewals with payment to:
Secured - City of Boulder
PO Box 1620
Boulder, CO 80306
RE: Dog Licensing
Dog licenses are good for one year or three years, depending on the type of license purchased.
The maximum penalty for a first or second conviction within two years, based on date of violation, is a fine of $500.00. For a third and each subsequent conviction, the general penalty provisions of section 5-2-4, "General Penalties," B.R.C. 1981, shall apply.
You will have to take your dog to your veterinarian and get a vaccination.
Your dog licensing fees support:
All dogs in the City of
Please visit Parks and Recreation's Dog Parks page for information.
If you have obtained an Open Space & Mountain Parks Voice and Sight Tag for your dog, you must utilize the designated opens space areas that are participating in that program.
City of Boulder dog parks allow dogs to be off-leash to train even if they do not meet the voice and sight control standard. City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks trails are not a proper place to train dogs because of potential disturbances to visitors and wildlife. It is your responsibility as a dog guardian to read and understand the regulations at all City managed property.
There is no leash law for cats. They are considered free roaming.
If a cat is causing a nuisance by defecating or destroying property, a property owner has the legal right to remove the cat from their property and bring it to a local animal shelter. Impound and board fees apply to the impounded animal.
The guardian of the cat may also be charged with a violation of owning a nuisance cat. This may result in monetary fines, and other restrictions.
There is no limit to the number of pets that are allowed at a residence. The guardian or keeper must provide the necessary licensing, inoculations, veterinary care, and shelter.
No one residing within the city limits may keep pigs, hogs, or swine. However, a person may own a cow, horse, goat, sheep, llama, burro or other equine or bovine animal if they own a half an acre of land per animal and its young if they are less than six months of age.
Yes. A person may own poultry as long as they comply with nuisance and proper care ordnance's and laws.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:44