Because of the widespread economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many pet owners may have put off paying for their required annual pet licenses and incurred late fees. Beginning April 15, 2021, the City of Monterey Park, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC), is waiving late fees for residents renewing or buying a new license for their dog or cat through June 30, 2021.
In addition to the late fee amnesty, DACC is happy to offer a free microchip (usually a cost of $7.50) for all pets licensed during this time. Microchipping is mandated in the City of Monterey Park and greatly increases the likelihood that your pet will be returned to you if lost. The free microchip offer is redeemable by appointment at any of the County’s seven animal care centers.
If you are not certain if your pet’s license is current or not, you may access your pet’s record on the DACC website at https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/ or call 562-345-0400 to inquire.
The City of Monterey Park and DACC care about you and your pet’s wellbeing and thank you for keeping your pet’s license and rabies vaccination current.
Monterey Park’s Licensing Rates
*Senior (60 years +) Owned Altered Dog
**Military Veterans with Disabilities Altered Dog
Field Enforcement Fee
Same as license fee
+ Residents must make an appointment online and provide proof of payment such as their paper receipt or screenshot of online receipt to redeem their microchip.
* Available senior rates if animal is spayed or neutered. Senior owner must be 60 years of age or older.
** With submittal of required documentation.
For more information, please call Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control License Division at 562-345-0400.
Captain Scott Wiese, Monterey Park Police Department
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