Animal Licensing

Dog Tags

By law (see the ordinance), dogs in Raton must be registered and wear a dog tag. Dog tags shall expire December 31st of every year and owners shall renew by January 31st. In order to receive a dog tag:

  • Dog must be current with its rabies vaccine.
  • Owner must provide certificate of vaccination showing expiration of rabies vaccine.
You can purchase a dog tag at Raton City Hall.

Fees for Dog Tags

  • $2 for dogs that are spayed or neutered
  • $10 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered

Renew Your License Annually 


Hobby Breeders License

By law (see the ordinance), No person, group of persons or business entity in the municipality may own , keep or harbor more than 4 dogs of 3 months of age or older, without maintaining a hobby breeder license.

The annual hobby breeder license fee shall be $150.00 and shall expire December 31st of each year and shall be renewed by January 31st of the following year.