Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Dog License Canvassing
Contact :Laguna Beach Animal Shelter    (949) 497-3552

Did you know dog licenses are required by law? Did you know that a rabies tag is not a dog license? Many dog owners do not realize that state and local laws require all dogs over four (4) months of age to be licensed, and to wear a dog license tag at all times. New residents or dogs newly acquired shall obtain a dog license within fifteen (15) days.

Beginning June 1, 2018, Animal Services Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department will begin going door-to-door to verify that dogs are properly licensed. Animal Services Officers may leave a door hanger to remind residents that their dog licenses are expired and need to be renewed. Securing a dog license is an important part of identification and can assist Animal Services if your pet becomes lost.

The twelve (12) month licensing fee for residents is as follows:

Regular (not spayed or neutered):      $48.00

Spayed/Neutered:                               $24.00

Senior Citizens (65 years or older) receive a 50% discount of the applicable fee. There is a late fee of $17.00 if the dog license is not purchased by the due date. Pet registrations are not transferable or refundable.

You can secure a new dog license by downloading an application form from the city website and mailing it with a check made payable to the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter. You may also obtain or renew a dog license at the Animal Shelter or the Cashiers Counter at City Hall during regular business hours. The Animal Shelter is open seven days a week from 11:00am to 4:00pm. City Hall is open from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 4:30pm alternating Fridays, and closed on the other alternating Fridays.