License My Pet
Dogs and Cats owned by residents living in the City of Truth or Consequences are required to be licensed. The term of the license runs in conjunction with the animal's rabies vaccination so there is no requirement for annual renewal as long as the animal's vaccination is still current.
Animal licenses may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office. You will need to present a certificate from your vet giving the date of the animal's rabies vaccination and the expiration date of the term of vaccination. It should also show whether the animal is intact or has been spayed/neutered.
Fees for pet licenses are: $50/term for intact pets and $5 per term for animals which have been spayed/neutered.
If your household has more than 4 animals (both dogs and cats counted together) then you will be required to obtain a kennel permit. The initial fee for this permit is $100 for the first year and $25/year thereafter. You will still be required to properly license each of your animals.
Other animals kept as pets are currently not required to be licensed.
Regardless of licensing status, all animals within the city limits of Truth or Consequences are subject to the City's Animal Control Ordinance defined in Chapter 3 of the City's Municipal Code.