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Licensing and Registration Application Packets

If you would like to apply for an Animal Welfare (AWA) license/registration or renew your current license/registration – or if you have any questions – please contact the USDA Animal Care office below.

For help determining which license and /or registration(s) you need, Launch the Licensing and Registration Assistant, a self-service tool that takes between 5 and 15 minutes to indicate which license and /or registration(s), if any, you require.

Thank you for your interest in using Animal Care’s Licensing and Registration Assistant (LRA). Please note that with the implementation of our new licensing rule on November 9, 2020 we have updated our licensing and registration application packets. When using the LRA please navigate back to this page to access the most updated application packets rather than the packet linked on the results page of the LRA. Using the most updated application packets ensures the most timely processing of your application. Additionally, Animal Care is working diligently to update the LRA.


USDA/APHIS/AC
2150 Centre Avenue Building B
Mailstop 3W11
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117        
Email: animalcare@usda.gov
Phone:
(970) 494-7478


License Application Packets

Packet Size Fillable Revised
License Application Package – with dogs and cats 3.5 MB Yes 1/2021
License Application Package – other than dogs and cats 2.5 MB Yes 1/2021
License Application Package – with dogs, cats, and other animals 3.7 MB Yes 1/2021
License Renewal Application Package 3.8 MB Yes 1/2021

Registration Application Packets

Packet Size Fillable Revised
Registration Application Package – with dogs and cats 2.2 MB Yes 11/2020
Registration Application Package – other than dogs and cats 1.6 MB Yes 11/2020
Registration Application Package – with dogs, cats, and other animals 2.4 MB Yes 11/2020
Registration Update Application Package 2.3 MB Yes 11/2020


USDA Animal Care Forms

To view some of these forms, you will need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

Form
Number

Fillable

Description

Revision Date, Other Info

Format

APHIS 7002 Yes Animal Care - Program of Veterinary Care 04/2018 PDF
APHIS 7002a Yes Animal Care - Program of Veterinary Care for Dogs 03/2020 PDF
APHIS 7005 No Record of Acquisition & Dogs and Cats on Hand 07/2009 PDF
APHIS 7006 No Record of Disposition of Dogs and Cats 07/2009 PDF
APHIS 7006a Yes Continuation Sheet for Record of Disposition of Dogs and Cats 01/1990 PDF
APHIS 7019 No Record of Animals On-Hand (Other than Dogs and Cats) 01/1990 PDF
APHIS 7020 Yes Record of Acquisition, Disposition or Transport of Animals (Other than Dogs and Cats) 07/2012 PDF
APHIS 7023 Yes Annual Report of Research Facility 11/2017 PDF
APHIS 7023a Yes Continuation Sheet for Annual Report of Research Facility 11/2017 PDF


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