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Pet Licensing

Dog Licenses

Any dog that is 4 months of age and is being kept within the boundaries of the County of Santa Cruz, the State of Arizona for at least 30 consecutive days of each calendar year needs a county dog license. A current rabies certificate good for at least a year must be provided to obtain a 1-year license. If the rabies certificate is good for less than a year, you may also obtain a license for the number of months the rabies shot is good for (11 months, 10 months, etc.).

Obtain a License by Mail

A current rabies certificate must be mailed with a check or money order with the license fee plus .50 cents per animal for postage. Mail the current certificate with check or money order to: Santa Cruz County Animal Control Department 2150 N Congress Dr. Nogales, AZ 85621

SERVICE FEES
License – Altered (Proof Required) $12
License – Unaltered $35
License – Altered, Senior/Disabled (Proof Required) $8
License – Unaltered, Senior/Disabled (Proof Required $20
Replacement License $7
License Transfer $5
License Late Fee $5
Impound Fees – Offense 1 $25
Impound Fees – Offense 2 $50
Impound Fees – Offense 3 $75
Board (Per Day) $10
Animal Pick Up at Residence (Owned) $30
Euthanasia $35
Disposal $10
Trap Rental (2 Weeks) $5
Report Request (Per Page) $1
Adoption* (Dog or Cat; includes Parvo / Distemper shot for dogs, RCP for cats) $10
HomeAgain Microchip Implant $15
* Please note: Owner is responsible for the cost of spay or neuter and rabies vaccination for adopted animals.
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Animal Control

Animal Control

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of Santa Cruz County Animal Care & Control to serve and provide all people within our jurisdiction with the highest level of animal services. We are committed to the protection of our citizens and animals by enforcement of state and local laws. Additionally, we are dedicated to our personnel by providing continuous training to better serve our community and protect its animals.

Report an Animal-Related Issue:

To report any complaints on stray dogs, wildlife, bites or attacks, injured animals, sick animals, cruelty/neglect to animals, or any other concerns you might have please call us at 520-761-7860. If calling after regular business hours, city residents should call the Police Department at 520-287-9111.

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City Code:

DIVISION 2. RUNNING AT LARGE

Sec 3-71. Prohibited.

  1. It shall be unlawful for any person owning, keeping, possessing, harboring or maintaining any dog to allow or permit such dog to be at large upon public streets, sidewalks, alleys, parks, or other public property, unless such dog is restrained by means of a leash, chain, rope, cord, or similar device not more than six feet in length, and of sufficient strength to control the action of such dog, except as may otherwise be provided in this code.
  2. It shall be unlawful for any person owning, keeping, possesing, harboring or maintaining any dog to allow or permit such dog to be at large upon or about the private property of any person, except on owner’s private property, under supervision and verbal control. confinement shall be accomplished by means of a fence or similar enclosure of sufficient strength and height to prevent the dog from escaping therefrom, or inside a house or other building, or by being secured to a leash, rope or chain which is fastened or picketed in such manner so as not to injure the dog and so as to keep te dog exclusively on the premises where secured.
  3. Dogs while participating in dog obedience or training classes, while being exhibited or trained at a kennerl club event, while assisting their owner or training in legal hunting or in herding live stock, while assisting a peace officere engaged in law enforcement duties, or guide dogs while assisting blind or deaf persons, so long as such dogs are in deirect and effective voice control of such individuals to assure that they do not violate any other provisions of law, shall be excempt from the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this sections, provided that the dog is accompanied by and under the control of such dog’s owner or trainer.
  4. A person convicted of the offense prohibited by this section shall be punished for a first conviction within a 12-month period by a fine of not less than $15.00, nor more than $50.00; for a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $75.00; for a third or subsequent conviction within a 12-moonth period, by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $100.00.

(Ord. No. 17-A, § 2, 6-4-81; Ord. No. 91-06-04, 6-5-91)

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Sale of Animals

Santa Cruz County.

A. No animals, including birds, reptiles and fish, shall be offered for sale, prize, gift or other transfer of ownership, an no animals, including birds, reptiles or fish shall be sold, given away or otherwise transferred, on or from any public street, roadway, right of way, sidewalk, park, swap meet, carnival, petting zoo or malls. A ‘swap meet” is defined for the purpose of this section as a place of commercial activity popularly known as a swap meet, flea market, or park-and-swap, which is open to the general public and composed of enclosed, semi-enclosed or outdoor stalls, stands or spaces rented or leased to persons on a temporary basis for the purpose of display and sale, barter or exchange of new or used merchandise. This ordinance shall not prohibit the sale of animals at county fairs, animal exhibitions or shows. 4-H activities, pet shops in malls, and other activities or events that are regulated by other state or county agencies including but not limited to livestock activities regulated by A.R.S. Title 3, Chapter 11. Livestock for purposes of this ordinance shall be as defined in A.R.S. §3-1201(5).

B. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor. Each day such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

C. The county animal control enforcement agent or the County Sheriff’s Department shall: 

  1. Enforce the provisions of this ordinance
  2. Issue citations for the violation of this ordinance. The procedure for the issuance of notices to appear shall be as provided for peace officers in A.R.S. §13-3903, except that the animal control enforcement agent shall not make an arrest prior to issuing the notice.

D. The issuance of citations pursuant to this ordinance shall be subject to the provisions of A.R.S. §13- 3899.

City of Nogales.

No animals, including birds, reptiles and fish, shall be offered for sale, prize, gift or other transfer of ownership, on or from any public streets, roadways, rights-of-way, sidewalks, parks, swap meets, carnivals, or public parking areas. A “Swap Meet” is defined for the purpose of this section as a place of commercial activity popularly known as a swap meet, flea market, or park-and-swap, which is open to the general public and composed of enclosed, semi-enclosed, or outdoor stalls, stands or spaces rented or leased to persons on a temporary basis for the purpose of display and sale, barter, or exchange of new or used merchandise.

Exceptions: The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the sale of animals at animal exhibitions or shows, 4-H activities, and other activities or events that are regulated by local, state, or federal agencies.

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Penalties: A violation of any provision of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00) for any person. Each day such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

Contact Us

Animal Control Department 

2150 N Congress Dr. Nogales, Az 85621

Ph: 520-761-7860

Office Hours Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.