Pet Licensing

Step 1:

Do you live in Yuma City limits or County limits?

It is your responsibility as the pet owner to know whether you live in the City or County and license your pet appropriately. A $2.00 fee will be charged for each license that is incorrect and must be refunded in order to license the pet. The Humane Society of Yuma will deduct the $2.00 from the refund.

Step 2:

Click on the appropriate button below:

Yuma City Pet Licensing

Yuma County Dog Licensing


The Humane Society of Yuma has partnered with Yuma County and the City of Yuma to facilitate their licensing programs. Licensing your pet allows animal control to help your pet to find its way home much easier in the event he/she gets away from you. There are different requirements depending on whether or not you live in the City of Yuma or Yuma County. It is very important that you know the jurisdiction of your residence. Yuma County is all areas of the County that is not part of the City of Yuma. This includes: San Luis and the Town of Wellton. Residents of these areas are required to purchase a Yuma County license. The City of Somerton does not license with the Humane Society of Yuma. Please visit the City of Somerton's website at for more information.

Due Dates

Each jurisdiction is slightly different from the other. Please see below the differences between the two areas.

Yuma County

Yuma County's licensing program runs from January to December. For example, if you purchase a license for your pet in June it is only good until December 31st of that same year. However, Yuma County does provide a grace period from January 1st to March 31st to get your pet licensed without any penalties. See the section on late fees below.

City of Yuma

The City of Yuma's licensing program is on a calendar year basis and is due one, two or three years from the date you obtained the license. There is no grace period for residents within the City of Yuma.


If you are still unsure about which jurisdiction you live in please click here


Yuma City Pet Licensing

Yuma County Dog Licensing

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