Animal Licensing

Dog Tags
By law (see the ordinance), dogs in Raton must be registered and wear a dog tag. Dog tags expire December 31 of every year and owners must renew by January 31. In order to receive a dog tag:
  • Dog must be current with its rabies vaccine.
  • Owner must provide certificate of vaccination showing expiration of rabies vaccine.
You can purchase a dog tag at Raton City Hall.

Fees for Dog Tags
  • $2 for dogs that are spayed or neutered
  • $10 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered
  • Replacement tags are $3
Kennel License
By law (see the ordinance), if you own, keep or harbor 3 dogs or more you must obtain a kennel license. Prior to securing a license, you must obtain an inspection certificate from the Animal Control Officer. You may contact the Animal Control Officer by calling the Raton Police Department.

Renew Your License Annually

Licenses expire December 31 of each year and must be renewed by January 31.
  • The annual kennel license fee is $25
For your convenience, you can download a kennel application from this website.