Animal Control

Animal Permits and Applications for Fancier, Breeder, Handler and Establishment

Information regarding animal laws within the City of Henderson are found in the Henderson Municipal Code, commonly referred to as HMC. Henderson Municipal Code - Animal Laws are found in Title 7 Animals. If you have further question please use Contact Henderson to direct your question to an Animal Control Officer.

PET FANCIER
HMC 7.04.100 A pet fancier, as defined in section 7.01.360, may keep and maintain on his property not to exceed five adult spayed/neutered dogs, cats and ferrets over the age of four months, provided that such person has first obtained from the chief of police or designee a pet fancier's permit for said dogs, cats, or ferrets. A pet fancier shall apply every year for said permit and pay the annual fee as established in the fee schedule set by the city council. Any such permit, if granted, shall be subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the chief of police or designee, in the exercise of sound discretion, to prevent the keeping of the dogs, cats, or ferrets from becoming a nuisance. All adult dogs, cats, or ferrets must be licensed in accordance with this title.        
Permits are $50 annually and must be renewed every year for as long as more than 3 dogs/cats/ferrets are maintained on property.

BREEDER/UNSTERILIZED DOG OR CAT
HMC 7.04.090  A breeder, as defined in section 7.01.130, may keep and maintain no more than five dogs, six months of age or older, or five cats, four months of age or older, that have not been spayed or neutered pursuant to section 7.10.010, provided that such person has first obtained from the chief of police or designee a breeder's permit for said dog(s) and/or cat(s). The breeder shall apply every year for said permit and pay the annual fee as established in the fee schedule in section 7.04.020.         
Permits are $100 annually and must be renewed every year for as long as there is even one unsterilized dog/cat/ferret on property regardless of animal is being bred or not.  Breeders must also obtain a City of Henderson business license.

ANIMAL HANDLER
HMC 7.60.010  Animal Handler Permit: Persons operating or owning a business providing pet training service, pet care services, or any animal related home-based business or service that will not be housing or possessing animals in its care or on its premises, rather providing services to clients at an owner's home or property, must, in order to operate or carry on the said business, obtain an animal handler permit.    
Permits are $50 annually and must be renewed every year.  Animal Handlers must also obtain and maintain a City of Henderson business license.

ANIMAL ESTABLISHMENT
HMC 7.70.010 Animal Establishment Permit: No person shall conduct, operate or keep any animal establishment without first obtaining an appropriate animal establishment permit from the chief of police or designee. The semi-annual permit fee for the above animal facilities shall be as established in the fee schedule by the city council.
Permits are $50, and must be renewed every 6 months.  Animal Establishments must also obtain and maintain a City of Henderson business license.