• 1422 East 600 North
  • Main : (801) 444-2200
  • M-F 10am to 6pm

Who we are

Our Animal Control Division is a team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to provide protection for the animals and citizens of Davis County alike.

Educate · Enforce · Assist · Protect

  • To Educate our community in public safety and humane issues regarding animals
  • To Enforce the county ordinances and state statutes pertaining to animals
  • To Assist the public in resolving animal issues
  • To Protect the safety and welfare of the citizens and animals of this community

Vision Statement: To create and preserve a safe and strong animal community through education, enforcement and leadership.


The Davis County Code of Ordinances contains the laws of Davis County. Refer to Title 6 to review the Animal ordinances. 

Pet Ownership Requirements

The Five Freedoms of Animals

  • Freedom from thirst, hunger, and malnutrition
  • Freedom to express normal behavior for the species
  • Freedom from fear and distress
  • Freedom from pain, injury, and disease
  • Freedom from discomfort due to environment

As a pet owner, you should be able to provide a safe and healthy environment for your pet to thrive.

  • License your pet if required by city or state code
    • ALL Dogs must be licensed by Animal Care of Davis County if it resides within county limits.
    • Cats licenses are required based on municipal requirements. Check with your city of residence if they require a cat license. If they do, you can obtain your license from Animal Care of Davis County.
  • Vaccinate your pet for rabies and other preventative diseases according to veterinary recommendations.
  • Provide enough food, water, and shelter for your pet's health and comfort.
  • Pets must be on a leash in all public areas unless specifically noted (such as dog parks or specific walking trails, etc.)
  • If your pet is found by another individual, you may be responsible for running at large (stray) fines and other possible charges for repeat offenses, including animal cruelty. Please keep your pet fenced or leashed and under your control at all times.


Learn more about rabies from the Davis County Health Department.

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