Essential Las Vegas
— Animal Laws
  • Restraint Law: It is a misdemeanor for any animal to be at large within the city limits of Las Vegas.
  • Sanitation: Pet owners are responsible to keep their private property clean and free of animal waste and odor. Likewise, pet owners must promptly clean animal waste from public property or the property of others. Failure to do so is a misdemeanor.
  • Barking Dogs: The owner of a dog that barks excessively, or any noisy animal, may be criminally prosecuted if the problem is not corrected.
  • Biting Animals: The owner of a biting animal is often civilly liable for personal injury, and depending on the circumstances, can be criminally prosecuted.

Pet Licensing and Laws – Clark County
— Owning Pets
Clark County code allows a person to keep up to three dogs and three cats on his property. If a person has more than three cats and three dogs, he must have a pet fancier’s permit. A pet fancier’s permit costs $25 and needs to be renewed annually.

— Licensing
Clark County no longer issues or requires animal licenses. All dogs, cats and ferrets within the unincorporated area of Clark County are required to have one of the following forms of identification.
  • Microchip device.
  • Current owner identification tag.
  • Rabies tag.

— Vaccinations
All dogs, cats and ferrets within the unincorporated area of Clark County are required to be vaccinated for rabies. Dogs and cats over one year of age receive a vaccination that is good for three years after the date administered. Dogs and cats under one year of age receive a vaccination that is good for one year from the date administered. For ferrets, vaccinations expire one year after the date administered.

Voter Registration
Once you’ve officially moved, you should take time to register to vote. Here are the guidelines for residents of Nevada.

Register to vote if you:
  1. Are not currently registered to vote in Clark County and wish to vote or changed your place of residence and/or mailing address since your last registration (or use a “change of address notice” card).
  2. Want to change your party affiliation.
  3. Changed your name since your last registration and meet all of the qualifications below.

Qualifications for registering to vote: Before registering to vote in Clark County, you must:
  1. Be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age by election day (you may register if you are 17 years old and will be 18 by the next election day).
  3. Have continuously resided in Clark County for at least 30 days and in your precinct for at least 10 days before the next election.
  4. Claim no other place as your legal residence.
  5. Not currently be laboring under any felony conviction or other loss of civil rights that would make it unlawful for you to vote (convicted felons who have had their civil rights restored are eligible to register to vote).
  6. Not be determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent.

Submit an application: If you meet all of the qualifications above, you may submit a voter registration application to the Clark County Election Department. After completing an application, make sure you detach and keep the receipt at the bottom. Your application cannot be fully processed and you will not be registered to vote in Clark County unless you include the following required information:
  • Name.
  • Clark County residential address.
  • Date of birth.
  • Political party affiliation.
  • Nevada driver’s license number (current and valid). If you don’t have such a license, list the last four digits of your social security number. If you don’t have a Social Security Number, call the election department for instructions.
  • Signature – If you cannot sign your name, you must register and provide identification in person at the election department. If you cannot appear in person, the election department will send an official to you. Stamped signatures and power of attorney are not acceptable.

Voters who did not provide identification when they registered and who have not yet voted in a Clark County election must submit one of the following, or they will be required to provide identification when they vote in person or request a mail ballot:
  • Copy of a current and valid photo identification, such as a Nevada driver’s license, Nevada I.D. card or military identification card.
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or document issued by a governmental entity, such as a check, listing the registrant’s name and residential address.

— Where to Register to Vote
In person: You may register in person or before a field registrar who is a volunteer trained to register qualified residents on behalf of the registrar of voters, or at one of the following locations:
  • Clark County election department.
  • Any city clerk’s office.
  • The department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Any Nevada state welfare agency or WIC office.

By mail: Mail-in voter registration applications are available at:
  • Any City Clerk’s office.
  • The Clark County Election Department, call (702) 455-vote (8683).
  • Most utility companies.
  • Libraries.
  • Political party headquarters.
  • Chambers of commerce.
  • Some banks.
  • Post offices.

Keep your receipt: Whether you register in person or by mail, make sure you detach the receipt from your application and retain it as proof of your registration. Keep it until you receive your voter registration card or until you vote. If for some reason the election department did not receive your application, the receipt will greatly aid in researching the matter.

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