A number of cities in Los Angeles County have set July 31 as the deadline for dog owners to purchase or renew their dog’s license. Failure to do so could result in fees and citations.
California state law requires all dogs over the age of four months to be licensed annually. In order to obtain a city license, the dog must have their rabies vaccinations current.
In unincorporated East Los Angeles and the city of Los Angeles, pet licenses are only valid for one year and must be renewed before they expire.
Most cities offer discounts to seniors and for dogs that are spayed or neutered; pet owners should check with their local cities for more details.
Dogs and cats can be vaccinated, spayed or neutered for a fee at L.A. County Animal Shelters. Mobile pet license and vaccination events will also take place throughout the month.
Local Dog License Fees and Vaccination Information
Bell Gardens only allows two dogs per residence.
License Fee: Unaltered Dog $30; Spayed/Neutered $15; Seniors $20/$10. Late Fee: 50% of original fee. Pet owner must pay for every year the pet is unlicensed. Licenses can be renewed by mail or in person at City Hall: 7100 S. Garfield Ave.
A mobile low cost pet vaccination clinic will be held July 18 at Ford Park, 8000 Park Lane, from 6-8pm. For more information call City Hall at (562) 806-7700.
Commerce has a limit of four pets per residence.
License Fee: Unaltered $25’ Spayed/Neutered; $15; Seniors $15/ $7.50. Late Fee: 50% of original fee. Pet owner must pay for every year the pet is unlicensed. Licenses can be obtained or renewed at City Hall: 2535 Commerce Way. For more information call the city’s animal control at (323) 887-4460.
City of Los Angeles limits pet owners to 3 licenses per residence.
License Fee: Unaltered: City law requires all dogs to be spayed or neutered (check with city for exceptions); Spayed/Neutered $20 Low Income Seniors $10; Late fee: 25% of the fee.
Low cost rabies vaccinations are offered once a month at city shelters. To locate a Los Angeles city shelter visit, laanimalservices.com, or call Los Angeles Animal Services at (888) 452-7381.
Unincorporated East Los Angeles-County limit is three adult pets per residence.
License Fees: Unaltered $60; Spayed/Neutered $20; Seniors $7.50 (altered pets only); fee doubles on late applications. Submit applications to the County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control: 12440 East Imperial Hwy, Suite 603, Norwalk, CA 90650.
A pet clinics will be held on September 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Los Angeles Community Service Center located at; 133 N. Sunor Dr. Residents can also visit animalcare.lacounty.gov for a list of pet clinics throughout the County. For more information call the County License Division at (562) 345-0400.
Montebello city has a limit of three dogs per residence.
License Fee: Unaltered $50; Spayed/ Neutered $25; Seniors $25/ $10. Late Fee: 50% of fee is added; in addition the pet owner must pay for every year the pet was not licensed (3 years max). To apply, residents must visit or mail their application to the Southeast Area Animal Control (SEAACA) located at, 9777 Seaaca St., Downey, CA 90241.
A pet licensing and vaccination fair will be held July 27 from 9-11 a.m. at Montebello City Park: 1300 Whittier Blvd. For more information call City Hall at (323) 887-1449 or SEAACA (562) 803-3301
Monterey Park has a limit of two dogs per residence.
License Fee: Unaltered $40; Spayed/Neutered $20; Cats: $10/ $5 (Voluntary); Seniors $7.50 (Spayed/Neutered Only); City Late fee: Double the original fee.
Application may be completed by mail to the County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control 12440 East Imperial Hwy, Suite 603, Norwalk, CA 90650. Resident may also drop off completed application and check at the Monterey Park Police Department located at, 320 W. Newmark Ave.
The city is planning a pet clinic some time in September. For information call the city’s Animal Control Bureau at (626) 307-1243.
License Fee: Unaltered $15; Spayed/Neutered $5; Seniors $3; Late fee: 10% per month after due date. Application must be submitted at City Hall: 4305 S. Santa Fe Ave. For more information, call Vernon’s Health and Environmental Control Department at (323) 583-8811.