Animal Regulations & Ordinances


Whether your dog be big or small, licensing your dog is not only required by municipal law, it is also an easy way to be reunited with your lost pooch. All dogs take an adventure sooner or later - a tagged and registered dog is returned to its owner much quicker than a dog that has not been registered.

Within Town Limits of Mt. Crested Butte

The Office of the Town Clerk administers dog licensing in Mt. Crested Butte. Visit the dog license page for details on requirements and related cost.

Animal Ordinances in Mt. Crested Butte

Dog At-Large
In the town limits of Mt. Crested Butte all dogs must be on a leash or under direct and immediate command of their owner. The owner of a dog running at-large will be ticketed for being in violation of this municipal ordinance. (MTCBTC-4-18).

Liability of Owner
A dog owner can also be cited for "liability of owner" (MTCBTC-4-17) when their dog is obstructing a pedestrian, bicyclist, or a motor vehcile upon any public way or area. It is also a voilation of this section of the Town Code to allow a dog to bark or otherwise interfere with another's rights.

It is also illegal to commit a cruel or inhumane action against a dog.

Within Unincorporated Gunnison County

Gunnison County also requires that dogs be licensed. Owners must be able to show proof of rabies vaccination every two years for dogs over three years of age and every year for dogs less than one year of age. Please contact Gunnison County in order to license your dog.

Gunnison County also requires that all dogs remain leashed at all times when off of private property. This leash law is STRICTLY enforced in Crested Butte South.
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