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DOG LICENSING IS REQUIRED  (.pdf)

The City of Bella Vista requires that all dogs three (3) months of age or older be licensed annually. For any dog brought into the city, the owner shall, within thirty (30) days, have the dog licensed by paying the applicable license fee. All licenses issued shall be valid for a period of one (1) year. The owner shall have ten (10) days from the date of expiration of a license to obtain a new license without penalty. For all related animal control regulations please see Ordinance No. 2008-01 (link).

APPLICATION FEE

Spayed or Neutered - $10.00 annually
Dogs Not Spayed or Neutered - $20.00 annually

Rabies vaccination is required prior to licensing and proof (certificate or history from veterinarian) must be shown. Vaccinations must be administered by a licensed veterinarian in accordance with Arkansas law.

You may obtain dog licenses at City Hall, 101 Town Center NE (SW corner of 340 & 71 next to the Fire Dept.), phone 876-1255, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

You may mail in the dog license application using the form (link) below. Proof of rabies vaccination and application fee must be included with the application form. The tag and license will be mailed to you.

If you have a change in status or ownership of a dog, please notify the city by using the form (link) below.

OTHER REGULATIONS

No person owning, possessing, keeping, or otherwise responsible for a dog or cat shall allow it to run at large.

It shall be unlawful for the owner, possessor, or person otherwise responsible for a dog to allow it to defecate on property of a person other than the owner, possessor, keeper or person responsible for the dog, without immediately removing the waste from the property.


Dog Change in Status Ownership
Dog License Application
Ord. 2008-01 - Animal Control

 

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  The City of Bella Vista
101 Town Center
P.O. Box 5655
Bella Vista, AR 72714
Phone: 479-876-1255 Office Hours are:
8:00a to 4:30p Monday thru Friday
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