Thursday, 06 February 2014 01:15

Dog Licensing

Purchasing A Dog License

Riverside County Department of Animal Services offers three options to purchase or renew your pet license.

 

ONLINE

Buy or Renew Your Pet License Online by clicking here, When licensing online uploaded documents must be jpeg images. Copies of your rabies certificate which covers the term of licensing, microchip, and spay/neuter certificate if applicable, can also be sent via:

Fax: (951) 358-7300

Email: rabiescontrol@rivcocha.org (pdf images are acceptable through email)

Mail: 6851 Van Buren Blvd Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 

 

MAIL 

Download the Animal License Application Form: EnglishSpanish

Complete the application and submit proof or rabies vaccination along with payment. 

  • The expiration date of the license will not exceed the expiration date of the rabies vaccination.
  • If applying for a spay/neuter license, proof of surgery certificate must be attached unless previously verified by past spay/neuter license purchase.
  • If applying for senior citizen reduced fee, please send a valid copy of driver’s license with date of birth unless previously verified by past senior citizen license purchase.

 

VISIT US

Visit one of our Riverside County shelters Riverside, San Jacinto, Coachella Valley, Blythe. You do not need to bring your pet with you to the shelter in order to purchase or renew a license.

 

Dog License Fees

Residents of the Unincorporated Areas of Riverside County

Type of License 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Late Fee *
Altered Dogs $17 $34 $49 $25
Unaltered Dogs $100 $200 $300 $25
Altered Dog, owned by Senior Citizen 60+ $12 $24 $36 $25
Make checks and/or money orders payable to: County of Riverside

City of Desert Hot Springs

Type of License 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Late Fee *
Altered Dogs $16 $25 $35 $25
Unaltered Dogs $100 $175 $225 $25
Altered Dog, owned by Senior Citizen 60+ $10 $15 $20 $15
Make checks and/or money orders payable to: County of Riverside

City of Eastvale

Type of License 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Late Fee *
Altered Dogs $17 $34 $49 $25
Unaltered Dogs $100 $200 $300 $25
Altered Dog, owned by Senior Citizen 60+ $12 $24 $36 $25
Make checks and/or money orders payable to: County of Riverside

City of Indian Wells

Type of License 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Late Fee *
Altered Dogs $17 $34 $49 $25
Unaltered Dogs $100 $200 $300 $25
Altered Dog, owned by Senior Citizen 60+ $12 $24 $36 $15
Make checks and/or money orders payable to: County of Riverside

City of Indio

Type of License 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Late Fee *
Altered Dogs $16 $25 $35 $25
Unaltered Dogs $100 $175 $225 $25
Altered Dog, owned by Senior Citizen 60+ $10 $15 $20 $15
Make checks and/or money orders payable to: County of Riverside

City of Jurupa Valley

Type of License 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Late Fee *
Altered Dogs $17 $34 $49 $25
Unaltered Dogs $100 $200 $300 $25
Altered Dog, owned by Senior Citizen 60+ $12 $24 $36 $15
Make checks and/or money orders payable to: County of Riverside

City of Riverside

Type of License 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Late Fee *
Altered Dogs $16 $25 $35 $25
Unaltered Dogs $100 $175 $250 $25
Altered Dog, owned by Senior Citizen 60+ $10 $15 $20 $15
Make checks and/or money orders payable to: County of Riverside

Cities of Coachella, Cathedral City, City of Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage Residents

Type of License 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Late Fee *
Altered Dogs $8 $15 $19 $20
Unaltered Dogs $50 $100 $150 $20
Altered Dog, owned by Senior Citizen 60+ $6 $7 $8 $15
Make checks and/or money orders payable to: County of Riverside

City of La Quinta Residents

Type of License 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year Late Fee *
Altered Dogs $17 $34 $49 $25
Unaltered Dogs $100 $200 $300 $25
Altered Dog, owned by Senior Citizen 55+ $12 $24 $36 $15
Make checks and/or money orders payable to: County of Riverside. Replacement Tag: 50% of the Replaced License Fee.

Additional Fees

Transfer of Ownership $6
Dangerous Animal registration - 1 year $250
Dog License replacement tag $6

* Late fee is applied for each year license is delinquent

For all other cities, contact your local Animal Control office for fees.

The licensing of dogs is required by State law and County Ordinance. Dog licensing is an integral component of the statewide rabies control effort.   All dogs are required to be licensed at the age of four months and provide proof of a rabies vaccination that covers the term of the license. An additional requirement is for licensed dogs to display the license tag at all times and to be microchipped. Dogs wearing current tags are held at animal shelters at least ten days so their owners can reclaim them. The Department of Animal Services personnel use the dog license, microchip, and any other owner information to contact the owners of lost animals. Any dog found not to be rabies vaccinated, licensed, or microchipped, will be cited for a spay or neuter violation in accordance with Riverside County Ordinance 6..08.120, Mandatory Spay/Neuter. In addition, in compliance with Ordinance 921, any Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, or American Stafford Terrier breed of dog, or any mixed breed of dog which contains, as an element of its breeding, any of these breeds so as to be identifiable as partially of one or more of these breeds will require a proof of spay or neuter certificate as a prerequisite of renewing your pet's license.

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