Animal License

Small puppy wearing a red collar

If You Love Them, License Them

The City of Boise, along with all jurisdictions within Ada County, requires dogs to have and wear a license. Failure to license or to renew your dog’s license could result in a citation, monetary fine and court fees. Animal licensing supports the cost of animal control within the City of Boise, and helps to reunite lost animals with their families. When it comes to your pet’s safety, we believe there’s no such thing as too much protection. Licenses can be issued online, and at several neighborhood locations throughout the city.

New Application

You can apply for your license online. First-time users must set up an account. After logging in, select "License" under "Apply."

Before applying, please have the following ready:

  • Dog's Spay / Neuter Papers
    To qualify for the discount (if applicable)
  • Proof of Owner's Age (65+)
    Proof of owner's age (i.e. driver's license) is required to qualify for the senior discount (if applicable).

Apply Online

License Renewal

If you have moved, or if your information has changed, please contact the City Clerk.

By Mail

If you need to renew your dog license, please mail in the coupon with your payment to:

Office of the City Clerk
150 N Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702

Renew Online

You can also pay your renewal fee through the city's online system. You will need to create an account.

After logging in, type in the record number found on your License Renewal form. 


Other Licensing Locations

You can also apply for an animal license in person. Licenses are issued at Boise City Hall, 150 North Capitol Blvd and at a number of neighborhood locations throughout the city.

Office of the City Clerk150 N. Capitol Blvd.(208) 972-8150
Bench Animal Hospital5302 Franklin Rd.(208) 345-6771
Critter Clinic10546 W. Ustick Rd.(208) 323-1210
Ewing Animal Hospital2318 N. 36th St.(208) 342-5551
Idaho Humane Society4775 Dorman St.(208) 342-3508
Northwest Animal Hospital7107 Fairview Ave.(208) 375-2700
Vista Animal Hospital1985 Vista Ave.(208) 343-3711

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