All dogs, cats, and ferrets are required to be licensed in Herriman City.
An animal wearing a license tag is the best way to quickly identify and reunite you with your pet should he/she become lost If your pet is found by an Animal Services Officer with a serious injury, and you cannot be contacted, the license will guarantee your animal is taken to a veterinarian for emergency care. A license can mean the difference between life and death for a badly injured, lost pet.
Herriman City offers personalized pet license tags for residents. Your pet’s name and a personal phone number can be added. Licensing can be done by the following options:
No person or persons at any one residence or property within the City shall at any one time own, harbor, or license more than three adult dogs, three cats, or two ferrets, and no more than four total animals in any combination.
Herriman City does allow for a Hobby or Fancier’s permit. The permit application costs $75 and will need to be renewed annually. For more information on these permit types, click the links below.
Herriman City has a nuisance ordinance that includes continuous barking. To report this type of issue, call Animal Services Dispatch at 801-840-4000.
Herriman City Ordinance 5-1F-2 (e) states:
An animal causing a nuisance includes, but it not limited to, any animal that: E. Makes disturbing noises, including, but not limited to, continued and repeated howling, barking, whining or other noise which causes unreasonable annoyance, disturbance or discomfort to neighbors or others;
There are some great resources found on the AKC website.
State statute requires all animal bites to be reported to your local animal control or the Health Department within 24 hours. If the animal is at large after the bite has occurred, make sure you can give an accurate description of the animal and the direction it went. An officer will respond and try to obtain the suspect animal.
Any animal that has bitten or been bitten will be required to be placed in quarantine for a minimum of 10 days after the bite.
Any dog has the potential to bite, even nice and docile ones. The risk of dog bites can be reduced by maintaining a good fence and observing leash laws.
Under the TNR program, feral cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their original location. The four purposes of the program are to prevent the birth of unwanted kittens in the community, to reduce the hormone caused nuisance behaviors associated with cats not spayed or neutered, to vaccinate the cats for public health, and to reduce the number of cats euthanized in animal shelters.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the TNR program whenever possible. Residents who are willing to be involved in the TNR process can request a trap from Herriman Animal Services at 801-758-0080. Residents who are willing and able to assist in the program would transport cats to a participating veterinary hospital, pick up the cats when the surgery is completed, and transport the cats back to the original location to be released.
If a resident is not able to assist in transporting the feral cats to and from a veterinary hospital, residents can still obtain a trap from Herriman Animal Services to capture the cats on their own property. Once a cat is captured in the trap, an Animal Services Officer can respond to impound the cat and leave the trap at the trapping site. We would then coordinate with the staff from Best Friends Animal Society Community Cat Program to have the cats spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to the original trapping location.
If residents’ circumstances do not allow them to participate in the TNR program, residents may contact Best Friends Animal Society Community Cat Program staff to check for available resources for the Trap Neuter Return process at 801-574-2413, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To request spay/neuter vouchers or to receive additional information, please visit bestfriendsutah.org/communitycats.
Yes, Herriman City participates in the TNR program.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the TNR program whenever possible. Willing residents can request a trap from Herriman Animal Services by calling 801-758-0080.