Digital Dog Licensing Program

Written on 11/30/2018
Officer Kevin Marples

Through a new partnership with Docupet obtaining a dog license is easier than ever. Community members can now license and renew their dog licenses online at, over the phone at 1 (855) 249-1370, by mail, or in person at multiple locations throughout the city.

Docupet’s membership program also offers several unique benefits, including the HomeSafeTM Lost Dog System that has reunited hundreds of dogs with their guardians. One in three dogs become lost at some point in their lives and licensing plays a critical role in helping them return home safely and avoids costly visits to the shelter.

All new dog license purchases and renewals will be valid for the calendar year in which they are purchased, at the end of which, they must be renewed. Anyone who has previously licensed a dog with the City of Boulder will receive a reminder from Docupet by mail with information about how to renew their license and activate their online account, should they choose.

License-holders can expect to receive renewal information well in advance of the expiration, but should they want to activate their online account earlier to utilize the HomeSafeTM Lost Dog Service, they will be able to do so.

A dog license is required for all dogs over the age of four months, living within the city limits of Boulder . A license is required within 30 days of acquisition of a dog, or within 30 days of moving to the city. Dogs must have a current rabies inoculation to obtain their license. All dogs are required to wear their city license tag on their collar or harness at all times.

A City of Boulder dog license does not allow your dog to be walked off leash at Open Space and Mountain Park locations. An additional Voice and Sight tag and mandatory training is required to gain Voice and Sight privileges. All residents of Boulder must possess a valid dog license in order to apply for a Voice and Sight tag, and it must be purchased separately from the City of Boulder.

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