Pet Licensing in Bayfield
Per Bayfield Municipal Code, all dogs residing in Town limits must have current rabies vaccinations and be licensed with the Town of Bayfield. Vaccinating and licensing dogs provides protection for owners, pets, and neighbors. Cats are not required to be licensed, but may be if desired.
Bayfield also encourages pet owners whose pets routinely visit Town parks or in-town friends and family to also license with the Town. Pets licensed with La Plata County may bring proof of registration and be added to Bayfield’s listing at no additional cost.
Benefits of licensing:
- Found pets can be more readily returned home.
- Law enforcement and animal control can quickly determine if a pet is at risk of contracting or transmitting rabies.
- Cost of licensing is $5 per pet versus potential ticketing and impound fees of $180 or more.
Click on the link below for the licensing application. Please return applications, proof of current rabies vaccines, and $5 per pet to Town Hall.