Animal Licensing

Animal LicenseAnimal License Renewals are due September 30th. 
If you do not receive a renewal notice by September 1st, please contact the Animal License Office to obtain a duplicate copy.

All dogs 4 months or older must be licensed, as required by City Municipal Code. Cats may be licensed upon request, although the license is not required by the City.

Dog License Application (PDF) is available on-line and at the Cashier at City Hall (1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach CA 90266).

New Dog License Application

Pet Owner's Guide Brochure

Original application, along with payment, must by accompanied by a copy of the current anti-rabies certificate and certificate of sterility, if applicable (send copies only).

The dog licensing period is from September 1st through August 31st and licensing fees for new dogs are prorated on a quarterly basis. The annual license fee for a sterilized dog is $20.00.  If you have spayed or neutered your dog, please supply a copy of the Certificate of Sterility with your application in order to receive the discount. Un-sterilized dogs are subject to a $50.00 fee. 

Qualifying senior citizens, 60 years or older with an annual income of $10,000 or less, are eligible to receive a 50% license fee discount. 

If you intend to mail your application, please contact the Finance Department first at (310) 802-5561 or (310) 802-5557 for the total amount due and to address any other questions.

Additional pet information is also available from Animal Control.

**Please Note: Effective January 1, 2012, due to changes in the State and County rabies laws, exemption from rabies vaccination can only be granted by the County Veterinary Public Health Department. More information and the Application for Exemption is available from your local veterinarian.**

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