There is a leash law in Pitkin County. It states that any dog off its
property must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet in length. Any dog
outside on its own property must be in voice and sight control of its
owner or keeper, or contained in such a way that the dog cannot leave
its property. (The term "contained" includes but is not limited to: a
leash, chain, invisible fence, kennel or fenced yard.) Pitkin County dog licenses
Pitkin County dog licenses may be purchased through the following Veterinary clinics throughout the upper Roaring Fork Valley:
- Aspen Animal Hospital 301 AABC
- Aspen Valley Vet Hospital, 30875 Hwy 82 (Gerbazdale)
- Randi Bolton, (Mobile practice)
- Rose Mary Strong, (Mobile practice)
Pitkin County dog licenses may also be purchased through the Sheriff's
department located in the County Court House 506 E. Main St., Aspen.
Citizens may also mail their dogs Rabies vaccination record with a
check made out to PCAS for the correct amount and a license will be
mailed to you.
Pitkin County Animal Safety
506 E. Main Street
Aspen, Co. 81611
The cost will be $6.00 for altered dogs and $16.00 for intact dogs.
You must have your dog's current rabies vaccination record to be able to purchase a license.Licenses need to be renewed every year.
All dogs residing in Pitkin County must be current on their Rabies
vaccination. There are 2 types. A one (1) year and a three (3) year.
Both vaccinations are honored in Pitkin County. Cats
Cats are considered free roaming animals in Pitkin County.Raccoons and Skunks
There is not a regulation on vaccinating your cats. The Animal Safety
Division highly recommends Rabies vaccinations for all cats residing in
the county. They also recommend a feline leukemia vaccination as well.
The Animal Safety Division will remove nuisance raccoons and skunks.
There must be alternative measures taken before a trap will be rented
to the citizen. If all alternative methods do not work, a citizen may
rent a trap from the Aspen/Pitkin County Animal Shelter located at 212
AABC. The rental cost is $10.00 a week (week minimum). There will also
be a $70.00 deposit refundable on return of the trap. The citizen is
responsible for setting the trap and catching the animal. The Animal
Safety Officer will remove the trapped animal and return the trap to
the citizen if need be or will return the trap to the shelter. Big Game Wildlife
We answer all questions concerning big game in the area.
The Animal Safety Division of the Sheriffs' Department deals primarily with domestic animal and livestock issues.
We will answer questions dealing with any big game animal issue within the unincorporated areas Pitkin County.
For specific information about big game hunting or damage to real
property caused by big game animals, contact the local office of the
Colorado Division of Wildlife or check out the state website at http://wildlife.state.co.us