Licensing HOW MUCH FAQ
Because of the complex nature of animal regulation in the Los Angeles Area, licensing fees vary between jurisdictions. In most cases, the fee for a spayed or neutered animal is less than for one that hasn't been fixed. In the Los Angeles area, licensing fees range from $10 for an altered dog to $100 for an unaltered dog. Cat licenses, where mandated, range from approximately $5 to $15. Please contact your local animal control agency for more information about license fees and regulations.
In many cases, yes. Some jurisdictions provide free/reduced cost licenses to qualified individuals, provided that you supply the agency with the appropriate paperwork. Please contact your local agency to learn about discounted license options in your area.
A majority of your licensing fee will be used to fund animal control activities, such as picking up and housing stray animals, providing impounded animals with food, water, and necessary medical attention, and making all attempts possible to reunite pets with their owners. In many cases, a portion of your license fee also helps to make low-cost spay/neuter services available to low-income families.