Licensing and pet ordinances
All dogs six months or older must be vaccinated against rabies. Dog licensing varies according to the county and city in which you live. Here are links to specific requirements and ordinances for the greater Helena area. These sites provide applications to properly license your dog:
Lewis and Clark County
Click here to review a summary of the county's animal control ordinances
Download a county dog license application (PDF)
Animal Control Officer: 447-8351
City of Helena
Click here to review a summary of the city's animal control ordinances and the Helena Police Department animal control officers
Download a City of Helena dog license application (PDF)
Animal Control Officer: 447-8461
Click here for Broadwater County contact information and cities of Townsend and Three Forks
Click here for Jefferson County contact information and cities of Boulder, Clancy and Jefferson City
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