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Dog License Requirements

To purchase a new dog license or renew an existing dog license

Contact the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control
11258 South Garfield Avenue
Downey, CA 90242
Phone: 562-940-6898

(The Alhambra Finance Department no longer accepts payments for animal licenses.)


Renew a Pet License online 
Apply for a NEW Pet License online

What you need to know about licensing your dog

  • All dogs over four months old must be permitted and have a metal tag (Alhambra Municipal Code § 7.20.020).
  • The L.A. County Department of Animal Care & Control website allows you to use a credit/debit card to renew a dog license or pay for a renewal license online.
  • Dog license fee: - Non-spayed or non-neutered animal - $60 per year - Certificate of Sterilization - $20 per year- Senior citizens - $7.50 per year; this fee will be reimbursed upon approval by the City when the resident brings proof of payment (as well as the dog's proof of sterilization) to the Finance Department.
  • A $40 penalty fee is charged for failure to license a dog when the license lapses beyond the annual expiration date or the pet was not previously licensed.
  • Proof of the dog’s current rabies vaccination certificate and proper renewal paperwork from the County is required. 

 Permits, Licenses, & Applications

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Animal ControlAnimal Control

All issues pertaining to animal control in the City of Alhambra (including processing animal license fees) are handled by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control.

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