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Posted on: April 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Animal Care Officers Begin Door-to-Door Licensing Enforcement April 24

Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be conducting field licensing enforcement in the City of Monterey Park beginning Wednesday, April 24, 2019. 

The City of Monterey Park contracts with DACC for animal licensing services. Field enforcement efforts are designed to ensure residents’ dogs and cats are in compliance with licensing requirements, which is mandatory in the City of Monterey Park. California state law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed. Puppies may be vaccinated at three months old, but still are not required to be vaccinated until four months of age. Securing a dog or cat license is essential to assisting animal control agencies if a pet becomes lost. 

The licensing fees for Monterey Park residents are as follows:

  • Unaltered dog $60.
  • Altered dog $20.
  • Altered dog belonging to a senior citizen (60+) $7.50.
  • Altered dog belonging to a military veteran with disabilities $7.50.
  • Unaltered cat $10 (mandatory registration).
  • Altered cat $5 (mandatory registration).
  • Penalty fee: equal to the license fee.

Pet owners are reminded to be in compliance with the licensing ordinance. Residents not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges, including a $40 field enforcement fee, to offset the cost of the department’s field services. You can secure a new license by printing the application online at, or visiting your local county animal care center. If your license is not delinquent, you can also renew it on-line:

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There are six Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers: Downey, Baldwin Park, Carson, Castaic, Lancaster and Agoura Hills, plus the Antelope Valley Adoption Center in Lancaster.

For more information, please contact City of Monterey Park Animal Services Officer William Estrada at, 626-307-1217 or visit

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