License & Microchip

License and Microchip your pets

Teller County Licensing Law

Teller County Requires the licensing of all dogs residing in the County jurisdiction and over six months of age. Licenses are issued annually, and they expire one year from the date issued. All issued licenses are entered in the database tracking system which is provided to the Department of Animal Control in Teller County. If a licensed dog is picked up by an animal control officer, a quick search through the database will provide the necessary identification to reunite pet and pet owner. All proceeds from the license fees are provided to TCRAS, and help offset the shelter operating costs.


$10 Altered (Spayed/Neutered)

$30 Unaltered (not spayed or neutered)

Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented to obtain license

Dog owners 65 and older, can license their altered pets for free with rabies certificate.

Purchase your license at:

TCRAS – Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, 308 Weaverville Rd., Divide

Call TCRAS at: 719-686-7707                      Online at:

or at:

–Teller County Offices                           –The City of Woodland Park Offices

–Teller County Animal Control             –Veterinary Clinics in Teller County

100% of all license sales benefit TCRAS


When an animal is found and taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic, one of the first things they do is scan the animal for a microchip. If they find a microchip, and if the microchip registry has accurate information, they can quickly find the animal’s owner.

What is a microchip?  A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen. The microchip itself is also called a transponder.

All dogs adopted from TCRAS receive a microchip.  We do not offer this service to the public, but the following Veterinarians do.

Woodland Veterinary Clinic

Animal Clinic of Woodland Park


Teller Park Vet

Animal Medical Center