Dog Licensing

Thank you for visiting this site to register your pets! By protecting your pets, you are also protecting the people around you. California requires rabies vaccines for dogs, as it is a deadly disease. In order for Mono County to manage this mandate, pet owners of Mono County are required to register their dog with a dog license and a current rabies vaccination. The dog license relies on a current vaccination in order to be valid. Below you will find instructions for registering your dog with a dog license.


Why do my pets need the rabies vaccine? 

 That's a great question! Below is a video explaining how the rabies virus works and why it's so important to vaccinate your pets. ​

 

Dog Licensing Made Easy As Mono County Launches Partnership with DocuPet! 

 

--- Attention Mammoth Lakes Residents ---

Mono County Animal Services does not issue dog licenses to dogs living within the town of Mammoth Lakes, if you are a resident of the town of Mammoth Lakes, you may acquire a dog license through www.mammothlakes.docupet.com 


 

Licensing dogs in Mono County is now easier, modernized, and more valuable for everyone.

Mono County is delighted to launch its partnership with DocuPet, a world-leading pet profile, lost pet, and licensing platform.

Pet owners now get free access to DocuPet’s HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service, and a variety of colorful and unique designer tags linked to a secure online profile when they license their pets with Mono County.

 


Through our new licensing process with DocuPet, residents have the option to select a generic County-branded license tag at no additional charge or upgrade to one of DocuPet’s colorful designer tags for $15. Please note there is a service charge of $0.30 for processing online payments, which is not collected by Mono County. The service charge is paid to Docupet's credit card processing company. If you wish to avoid this service charge, you are welcome to bypass paying online by mailing your payments to Animal Services directly. Or visit our office at 199 Twin Lakes Road, Bridgeport CA.

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Each DocuPet tag, generic or designer, doubles as a dog’s official license in Mono County. Furthermore, 20% of every designer tag purchase is donated to For 4 Paws (Follow the link). For 4 Paws provides financial support for pet owners of Mono County as well as the adoptable pets in the Mono County shelters, such as emergency vet care.  

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When Does my license expire?

Previously, licenses expired annually on June 30, now Mono County allows pet owners to purchase a term of 1 year, 2 years or 3 years, to coincide with the date of the rabies vaccination. The license is only valid with a valid rabies vaccination, if the vaccination expires within the term that was paid for, the license will expire! 

Remember to update your vaccinations!

 If you pay for a 3 year license term, and the rabies vaccination expires in 2 years, you will need to update that vaccination before the grace period of 90 days, or your license will expire. 

What is a temporary license? 

This is a license given when documentation verification is incomplete, or your rabies expires within the term paid for. 

If you document your dog as being spayed or neutered, and there's no documentation uploaded or verified by our staff, you can purchase the license at the discounted rate, but you will receive a temporary license lasting 3 months, which gives you time to provide the right documentation. If you do not update your documentation, your license will expire. 

 

Visit a licensing and vaccination clinic!   

Mono County holds a licensing and low cost vaccinations clinic at different locations throughout the County during the first three Saturdays of June. 

Sierra Veterinary Clinic holds vaccination clinics on the last Tuesday of every month. Call 760-873-4824 to make an appointment. 

 


What is required?

RABIES CERTIFICATE

A license is not valid without current rabies vaccination, include the vaccination certificate and remember to update the vaccination in your licensing records.  

 LICENSE FEE

Refer to the table below 

SPAY/NEUTER CERTIFICATE

If  your dog is spayed or neutered, we will require initial proof for our records. 


How to license

You can use any of these methods for updating your documents as well, such as rabies vaccinations or spay/neuter certificates. 

ONLINE

AT

 https://monocounty.docupet.com/

BY MAIL

(Find the form at the bottom of this page)

Mono County Animal Services 

PO Box 476

Bridgeport, CA 93517

Please make checks out to: Mono County Animals Services

BY PHONE

Admin: 760-932-5635

IN PERSON

We are happy to assist! Please stop by one of the following locations and bring your rabies vaccination records, or let us know who your vet is and we can verify by phone. 

Admin Office: 199 Twin Lakes Road, Bridgeport CA

Bridgeport Shelter: 197 Jack Sawyer Road, Bridgeport CA

Whitmore Shelter: 575 Benton Crossing Road, Mammoth Lakes CA

 

 


 

Dog License Fees

 

1 Year             

2 Year          

3 Year                

Altered (Spayed/Neutered) Dog     

$10

 $20

$30

Intact Dog  $20 $40 $60

Working Dog

Mail in or In-Person licensing only 

$10

$20

$30

Commercial Kennel License

Mail in or In-Person licensing only

Initial

$250 

Annual

$100 

 

 

Working Kennel License

Mail in or In-Person licensing only

$30

 

 

Replacement/Duplicate Tag  

$5

 

 

Transfer from another County w/current license

$5

 

 

Late Fee

Not applied to a new license 

Late fee is added to the regular license fee for renewals submitted 30 days after the expiration date  

 

$20

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Licensing Laws

Health and Safety Code 1920 (b), Mono County Code 9.20.010

All dogs over the age of 4 months shall be vaccinated for rabies at the State of California prescribed intervals. This includes all yard, lap, house, cattle/ranch, and commercially kenneled dogs.

Health and Safety Code 1920 (a), Mono County Code 9.12.060 

All dogs over the age of four (4) months shall have and wear a current Mono County Dog License.

Title 17 - CA. Code of Regulations 2606.04

All dogs under the age of four months shall be confined to the premises of, or kept under physical restraint by the owner. All dogs reaching the age of four months will be vaccinated for rabies and licensed.

Follow this link to see the County Ordinance for dog licensing

 Mono County Dog License ordinance

 

For further information, please call Animal Services at (760) 932-5635