A new dog licensing procedure is in effect for the town of Star Valley.
Before the town was incorporated, proper licensing for dogs was handled through Gila County, but Star Valley now has its own licenses.
"We'll give (dog owners) a tag now," said town manager Vito Tedeschi. "The county isn't doing it anymore."
Only 18 dogs have been properly licensed this year, Tedeschi said. "I think there are at least 40 more dogs that need to be licensed."
The dog licenses from the county expired on Dec. 31, 2006. A new license, good through 2007, should have already been obtained.
"We don't want people's dogs to get picked up," he said.
Anyone looking to register his or her dog can do so at town hall in the Star Valley Baptist Church.
A rabies certification and up-to-date shots are required for a license.
Licenses are good until Dec. 31 and cost between $5 and $7 per dog.