• 1422 E. 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 to both animal and human citizens of Davis County.

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 conducive environment for your pet to live.

  • 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 off of city requirements.  Check with your local city to see if they require a cat license.  If they do, you can get your license from Animal Care of Davis County.
  • Vaccinate your pet for Rabies and other preventative diseases according to Veterinary recommendations.
  • Provide enough water, shelter and feed for your pet.
  • Pets must be on a leash in all public areas unless specifically noted (ie. Dog Parks, walking trails, etc.)
  • If your pet is found by another individual, there will be running at large fines and possible charges including animal cruelty for repeat offenses.


Learn more about rabies from the Davis County Health Department.

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