PET License Application

The City of Rio Rancho's animal ordinance number 90.19(D) requires owners to license all cats and dogs annually. 
To apply for a pet license, you will need to complete the following tasks; 

  1. Fill out the Pet License Application form online. You will be asked to upload a copy of your pet's Rabies Certificate. The Rabies Certificate needs to be issued by a licensed veterinarian.
  2. After you submit the Pet License Application online, a staff member from the Animal Resource Center will call you during standard business hours to process your payment over the phone. 
The following are the fees associated with a pet license. Click on the link corresponding to license you are requesting. After you submit the Pet License Application form, you will be redirected to a secure website to submit your payment.

An Animal Resource Center Agent will contact you to obtain your phone payment.

You will receive a copy of your pet license and tag within 7-10 business days after you provide payment. Your pet license and tag will be mailed to the physical address you provided on the application.

For questions or more information please contact the Animal Resource Center directly at (505) 891-5075 or by email at

1 Year Spayed or Neutered Animal, $4 Fee
1 Year Spayed or Neutered Animal, $4 Fee