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Dog Licensing

Dog Regulations and Dog Licensing Information





Dog registration is required by county ordinance and is provided as a free service by the county.  In order to register your dog with the county, you must provide a current rabies vaccination certificate for your dog from a veterinarian (the rabies tag is not sufficient; you must provide the certificate).  You may register in person at the Sheriff's Office, or fill out the Sheriff's Office registration form and mail it in with your rabies vaccination certificate to 2960 Dory Hill Rd, Black Hawk, CO 80422.  Tag(s) may be picked up at the office or mailed to you if you wish.  


Please note that your registration tag(s) are only valid until the rabies vaccination tag(s) expire.  When the rabies vaccination tag(s) expire, you must renew your county registration tag(s).

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How many dogs am I allowed to have?  

    The Gilpin County Zoning Code mandates no more than 4 dogs per household:

2. To whom do I report issues with barking dogs?  

    Please call the Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 303-582-5500, and we will send an officer to investigate.

3. To whom do I report issues with animals at large or animal abuse? 

    Please call non-emergency dispatch at 303-582-5500 and they will connect you with a deputy.


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