Licensing Your Pet

Remember to license your dog/cat yearly at the Spearfish Police Department if you reside within the city limits of Spearfish. City pet tags are required per ordinance and can be obtained by producing proof of rabies vaccination by a licensed veterinarian to the Police Administration Office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or the Dispatch Window, which is open 24/7 on the other side of the lobby.


Pet tags are free! Please bring proof of current rabies vaccination for your pet(s).

Pet Identification

If licensing your pet is not a requirement where you reside, please have some form of identification on your pet at all times by either:

  • A current rabies tag with the name and telephone number of the veterinarian clinic and number assigned to the vaccine
  • A microchip implanted by a veterinarian or animal shelter.
  • A personal identification tag with your name and your pet's name, address and phone number