Animal Licenses


Animal Control Services

Just like your car needs to be licensed, so do your dogs.  Registration of cats is optional, but if registered cats are impounded, owners may be located based on the license information. It’s important to your pet’s health to stay up to date on their rabies and booster vaccinations. Your beloved pet might not leave your yard, but wildlife enters your yard and they could infect your pet with the rabies or distemper virus.

Don’t take the risk of being cited for unlicensed pet. It could cost you precious time and money you can’t afford to lose.

Help keep your pet safe, vaccinate, and license your pet today. We offer a low cost vaccination clinic to the residents of Duarte in the month of June. Please inquire in April or May to determine the exact day the clinic will be offered. The licensing period for dogs runs from July 1 through June 30th of the following year.


All dogs over the age of 4 months must be licensed.  A valid rabies certificate covering the entire licensing period is required as well as a certificate of sterility, if applicable.


Spayed or neutered dog licenses receive a $23.00 discount, per year, on licensing. Proof of spaying/neutering is required to qualify for the reduced fee.


Licenses may be purchased at the Public Safety Sheriff’s Satellite Station or at Duarte City Hall, 1600 Huntington Avenue, Duarte, CA  91010.  Questions may be directed to Duarte Animal Control at (626) 357-7938.


Contact Information

The Duarte Animal Control office is located at Duarte Public Safety Sheriff Satellite station at 1042 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA.  They can be reached at 626-357-7938 or during regular business hours (7:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Thursday).


Licensing Fees

Cats (licensing is optional)

Lifetime, unaltered:  $40

Lifetime, spayed/neutered:  $20


Dogs (license required after 4 months old)

One Year, unaltered: $48

One Year, spayed/neutered: $25

Senior Citizen over the age of 65 are entitled to one free licensed per household for a spayed/neutered dog.  For any additional pets, normal rates apply.


(Residents are limited to 3 dogs per household)


Licenses are due annually on July 1st.  Licenses purchased after September 1 are subject to $50.00 penalty.



Service Fees

Impound Fees

1st Impound:   $50.00

2nd Impound:  $70.00

3rd Impound:   $90.00


Animal Traps

Residents may purchase a trap from a retail vendor.  Note – residents must transport trapped animals to LA County Animal Shelter at 275 N. Elton in Baldwin Park, CA 91706. Direct line (626) 962-3577 or visit their website at LA COUNTY ONLINE.


Animal Control Emergencies

Life threatening situations – call 911.

Emergencies regarding pets or wildlife can be directed to Duarte Animal Control at (626) 357-7938.

LA County Animal Shelter may also be called to respond if the Public Safety Office is closed (626) 962-3577.

Temple Sheriff’s Station should be called in non-emergency situations involving animals at (626) 448-9861.


Dead Animal Disposal

Residents may call Duarte Animal Control at (626) 357-7938 for service.

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