pet licensing


Why you should license your pet:

¨ A San Bernardino pet license can provide your pet safe passage home if it becomes lost. If it is injured, its license enables others to notify you more quickly.

¨ A San Bernardino pet license also provides important proof of current rabies vaccination. Rabies exists in San Bernardino County in certain wild animals as well as domestic animals that come infected through contact with them. Every year hundreds of city residents are bitten by dogs, and some of them will be required to undergo a very expensive rabies treatment because the dog was not currently vaccinated against rabies. While the law does not require rabies vaccinations for cats, it would be prudent for cat owners to do so because of their possible contact with wild animals and bats.

¨ Dog licensing is mandatory - cat licensing is voluntary. All dogs over the age of 4 months must be licensed within 30 days. Pet owners moving into the area must also license within 30 days. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required to purchase a license.

License Category (Dogs)

One Year

Two Year

Three Year

Regular Unaltered

$75.00

Altered - Dog is spayed or neutered. (Spay/neuter Certificate is required)

$20.00

$30.00

$40.00

Senior - Pet owner is 60+ and dog is spayed or neutered. (Spay/neuter Certificate is required)

$10.00

$15.00

$20.00

Voluntary License Category (Cats)

Regular Unaltered

$30.00

Altered - Cat is spayed or neutered. (Spay/neuter Certificate is required on initial licensing)

$10.00

$15.00

$20.00

Senior - Pet owner is 60+ and cat is spayed or neutered. (Spay/neuter Certificate is required)

$5.00

$8.00

$12.00

Where to license your pet:

¨San Bernardino Animal Control - 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408


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By Mail. To purchase by mail, fill out our license application and mail in.

Remember, you must provide proof of spaying or neutering if you are applying for an Altered or Senior Altered Pet License (for the first time) and a copy of a current rabies vaccination certificate. Seniors must also provide proof of age = 60+ if applying for an altered senior license)

To submit a service request regarding Animal Licensing, click here or call us at  (909) 384-1304