Animal Control

To report a stray or injured animal, please call (626) 573-1311

Municipal Codes

For your information on animal rules within the City of Monterey Park, please refer to the following municipal codes:

Dog & Cat Licenses

Annual dog licenses are mandatory in the City of Monterey Park. Licenses are obtained through the County of LA Animal Care and Control.

For county pet license information and documents, please visit the county pet licensing webpage and scroll down to the "Pet License Application-New" and "Pet License Fees" documents.

The licenses are valid for one year from date of issue. The licensing of dogs in Monterey Park is mandatory, while the licensing of cats is voluntary. All City of Monterey Park residents will have to register their pets as a new license and download the new license application from the county’s website, complete the application, enclose a check or money order for the appropriate fees, and mail the application, a copy of the current rabies vaccination, and spay or neutering certificate (if applicable) for each pet, and a check or money order to:

  • Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control
    12440 East Imperial Hwy, Suite 603
    Norwalk, CA 90650
    Attn: Pet License Tag

Application Drop Off

You may also drop off your completed application and documents with a check or money order for the appropriate fees at the Monterey Park Police Department Front Counter during normal business hours Monday through Thursday for 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. You may also visit the Downey Shelter to process your application and obtain low cost vaccinations, such as rabies and DHLPP. The Downey Shelter is located at 11258 South Garfield Avenue, Downey CA, 90242 and is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please allow six to eight weeks for processing.

Expired License

For residents who previously purchased a multiple year pet license that expires in 2013 or 2014 the City of Monterey Park will honor your license until its expiration. However, you will need to complete a new license application from the county's website, on the top right corner of the application write multiple year license and your pet’s tag / license number, include a copy of your dog’s rabies vaccination record, place it in an envelope, and either mail it to the Monterey Park Police Department, 320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754, Attention: Animal Control Bureau or drop it off at the police front counter. We will keep your application on file with the Animal Control Bureau and upon your pets’ license expiration you will then complete and submit a new license application with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.

Pet Rates

The rates for the annual pet license are as follows:
Pet Cost
Altered dog $20
Unaltered dog $40
Altered cat $5
Unaltered cat $10
Altered dog - Senior Owned Discount (age 60 and over)

Remember that it is completely voluntary to obtain pet licenses for your cat. For further information, please contact our Animal Control Bureau at 626-307-1217 or the Administration Bureau at 626-307-1402.