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To improve the lives of the animals in our care, be timely and compassionate in our responses, educate the public through community outreach and, provide for the health and safety of the citizens and animals of Ventura County.

Ventura County Animal Services Licensing

NOTE: Ventura County Animal Services is offering License Amnesty during the month of April to residents of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, Ventura and all Unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Simply license your pet in April, and VCAS will erase all past license penalties, fines and fees. License Amnesty does not apply to citations.

Why do pets need to be licensed?

1) Rabies Control: Licensing is a way for Animal Services to ensure that your pet is vaccinated against the rabies virus which exists in Ventura County.

2) A License Tag is a form of identification which helps Animal Services reunite you with your lost pet. 

NOTE: Making a false declaration regarding the vaccination of an animal may result in a citation and/or non-issuance of a license.  If your pet's rabies vaccination is not valid for the full term of the license, the license period will be shortened.

LICENSING RATES: (For MOORPARK and OXNARD residents, see below)


Choose a 12, 24 or 36 Month License for your Dog or Cat:
PayLicenseHere                               Senior Citizens    Altered           Unaltered
                                (55 years +)     ("Fixed")        ("Not Fixed")
12 Month License         $15                $25                $105
24 Month License         $20                $40                $210
36 Month License         $25                $60                $315

**PLEASE NOTE THAT SENIOR CITIZEN PRICING APPLIES TO THE AGE OF THE PRIMARY OWNER AND NOT THE AGE OF THE PET** When applying, please provide proof of your age for the Senior Citizen Discount. Senior Citizen licensing rates are ONLY eligible for those pets that are altered ("fixed").

* Effective July 1, 2017, there will be a small additional processing fee for those paying online for their pet license.


                              Altered           Unaltered
                              ("Fixed")        ("Not Fixed")
6 Month License     $15                 $53
12 Month License
   $30                 $105
24 Month License   $60                 $210
36 Month License   $90                 $315

12 Month License for Seniors 55+
                               $15                  $105

**PLEASE NOTE THAT SENIOR CITIZEN PRICING APPLIES TO THE AGE OF THE PRIMARY OWNER AND NOT THE AGE OF THE PET** When applying, please provide proof of your age for the Senior Discount. Senior Citizen licensing rates are ONLY eligible for those pets that are altered ("fixed"). Moorpark Animal Control Office: (805) 517-6267

Oxnard Residents Pay Your License Here

                                Unaltered           Altered
                                ("Not Fixed")     ("Fixed")
12 Month License        $100               $20

Rabies vaccination should match the term of the license. For example, if your pet's rabies vaccination is good for another two years and you purchase a three year license, the license will only be good for two years, not three.

Altered = "Fixed" - Spayed or Neutered
Unaltered = "Not Fixed" - Not Spayed or Neutered

Ventura County Animal Services does not license pets for those who live in the cities of Santa Paula or Thousand Oaks. We also do not license pets living in Oxnard unless the pet is a new adoption from Ventura County Animal Services.


Ventura Moorpark Port Hueneme
The Animal Doctor Arroyo Vista Animal Clinic U.S. Army Medical Dept.
10195 Telephone Rd. 93004 476 W. Los Angeles Ave. Ste. B-9 93021 Building 19, 43st St., Port Hueneme
Phone #:647-8596  FAX #:647-8306 Phone #: 529-6833 FAX #: 529-8573 (805) 982-3271
Bristol Animal Hospital Family Mason Animal Clinic Port Hueneme City Hall
2301 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 173 E. High Street 93021 250 N. Ventura Rd 93041
Phone#: 656-2287 Phone #: 529-4650  FAX #: 529-4651 Phone #: 986-6500  FAX #: 986-6511
  Moorpark Veterinary Hospital Channel Islands Veterinary Hosp.
  484 E. Los Angeles Ave. Ste. 104 714 W. Channel Islands Blvd. 93041
  93021 X-Springs Rd. Phone #: 529-7003 Phone #: 984-9868  FAX #: 985-7578
Ohana Pet Hospital City of Moorpark  
4547 Telephone Rd. Suite A 93003 799 Moorpark Ave 93021  
Phone #: 658-7387 FAX #: 658-7388 Phone #: 517-6200 FAX #: 523-8836  
Ventura City Hall (Closed Fridays) Simi Valley  Oxnard
501 Poli St. Room 107 93003 Angeles Animal Hospital
City of Oxnard - Animal Safety
Phone #: 654-7800 ext 7862 1778 E. Los Angeles Ave. 93064 214 South C. St. 93030 (closed every other Friday)
  Phone #: 527-6877  FAX #: 527-0244 Phone: 385-7818  FAX: 385-7836
Ventura Veterinary Hospital    
1784 Thompson Blvd. 93001  Simi Valley City Hall  
Phone#: 648-2797  2929 Tapo Canyon Rd. 93063  
   Phone #: 583-6700  
Santa Clara Valley Veterinary Hospital    
1195 S. Wells Rd. 93004 Rancho Sequoia Veterinary Hospital  
Phone #: 659-3588  FAX #:659-0209 3380 E. Los Angeles Ave. 93065  
  Phone #: 522-7476  FAX #: 522-2144  
East Ventura Animal Hospital
10225 Telephone Rd., 93004    
Phone: 647-8430    
  American Veterinary Hospital  
Ojai 2109 Tapo St. Suite #3 93065 Camarillo
Animal Clinic of Oakview  Phone #:581-9111 FAX #: 581-9769 Camarillo City Hall
600 Ventura Ave 93022   601 Carmen Dr. 93010
Phone #:649-4094 Simi Valley Animal Hospital Phone # 805-388-5397
  1317 E. Los Angeles Ave. # A-1, 93065  
The Humane Society  Phone #: 527-0042 FAX #: 527-0045 Central Avenue Animal Clinic
402 Bryant Street 93023   167-A Aviador St. 93010
Phone #: 646-6505 FAX #: 646-6651 R&R Pet Lifestyle and Supply Phone #: 484-0465  FAX #: 484-5396
   2780 Tapo Canyon Rd. #4  
Ojai Pet Hospital  Simi Valley, CA 93063 Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital
1120 Maricopa Highway 93023  Phone #: 210-5262 2174 Pickwick Dr. 93010
Phone #: 646-5555  Fax #: 646-1004   Phone #: 482-8951 FAX #:482-5217
Dr. Battier Veterinary Services
3639 E. Las Posas Rd. Ste 112 93010
Phone #: 987-7110 FAX #: 388-0442
    Las Posas Veterinary Medical Center
    78 Daily Dr. 93010
    Phone #: 987-6587 FAX #: 987-1928

Most licensing locations do not have access to your information, so you MUST bring your renewal paperwork.


Terms of Use. Please review the terms of use and click the agreement at the bottom of the page.

Thank you for visiting Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) website (VCAS Website or Website). This Website is operated by the County of Ventura (County) through VCAS. Please carefully review these Terms of Use (Terms of Use) before using this Website. By using this Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any portion of these Terms of Use, you may not use this Website.

This Website is offered as a public service. You agree to use this Website in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws. By using this Website, you agree to assume all risks associated with the use of this Website, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via the Website or your access to it. Under no circumstances will the County or VCAS be liable to you for any direct, indirect, punitive, general, consequential, incidental or special damages or losses arising from your use of this Website, including, without limitation, any lost revenues, lost profits or loss of data. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the County and VCAS, at your own expense, from and against any liability, fees (including attorney's fees) and/or costs arising out of claims resulting from your use of this Website.

By using this Website, you expressly consent to administrative and security monitoring of the Website.

Using Website to Pay a License Fee

You will be charged a service fee by the company that assists us in processing payments, which will be disclosed to you before you make your payment. Payment methods are limited to Visa or Mastercard credit cards or debit cards with Visa or Mastercard logos. You do not have to make your payment using this Website. You may also make your payment in person at any Ventura County Animal Shelter by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or debit cards displaying Visa or Mastercard logo. Your payment date is the date on which you select and depress the "Submit Payment" button. At the end of your transaction you will be able to print a receipt for your records.

We offer the ability to make payments using this Website as a courtesy only. We assume no obligation to ensure that it is available for your use. Therefore, if this Website is unavailable, you must use an alternate payment method by the applicable deadline for payment.

If you have questions about your license renewal notice and/or do not believe that your license needs to be renewed, contact VCAS either in person by visiting one of the County's shelters or over the phone by calling (805) 388-4341 option 5 prior to the due date listed on your license renewal notice.

You agree that VCAS may modify these Terms of Use at VCAS's sole discretion, without notice to you, and that your right to access this Website is conditioned upon your compliance with the most current version of these Terms of Use.

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Pursuant to Article 6 Chapter 4, Division 2 of the Ventura County Municipal Code:

Sec. 2591 License required.
No person shall own, manage or operate a kennel, as defined in this Article, within the unincorporated areas of the County unless such kennel has first been licensed by the County pursuant to this Article and the license is currently in effect.

Below you will find Ventura County's Department of Animal Regulation Kennel Standards and guidelines.

1) All kennels and its facility are to be kept clean, dry, and free from debris.
Kennels must protect against environmental extremes as well as have adequate ventilation and air flow.

2) Indoor kennels must meet the minimum sizes:
3'Wx3'Lx6'H = small to medium dogs
4'Wx4'Lx6'H = large dogs
5'Wx5'Lx6'H = extra large dogs

3) Dogs must have a resting surface 6 inches off the kennel floor

4) It is recommended that all walls separating kennels be 5 feet.

5) Kennel flooring should be made of concrete inside and outside. The concrete flooring needs to be grated and sealed. This will allow the water to run off and not create free standing water.

6) Kennel walls must be made or constructed of non-porous material, to allow for easy and effective disinfection. Kennels are to be kept free of debris or material that interferes with proper sanitation. Kennels need to be kept free of any sharp objects or edges that would cause the animal injury.

7) Kennels must be well kept at all times and any repairs that need to be done will be done ASAP.

8) Outdoor kennel runs that are attached to any indoor kennel must be at the minimum 4'Wx8'Lx6'H. When having outdoor only kennel(s), the dog must have a dog house or an internal housing box that will allow the dog to be protected from environmental extremes. The minimum requirement for an outside only kennel is 5'Wx10'Lx6'H.

9) Exercise pens must be at least 10'x10' or larger. They must have a shaded area to have for hot days. All dogs should have at least 1–2 hrs of exercise a day.
Puppies should be exercise at least twice a day.

10) If you are going to crate any dogs they must have enough room to stand, sit, lie down and turn about at will. When crating puppies the following guideline must apply:
9-10 wks = 30-60 min
11-14wks = 1-3 hrs
15-16wks = 3-4 hrs
17+ wks = 4+ hrs (not to exceed 6 hrs)

11) It is recommended that any pet waste be removed at least twice a day and put into an airtight trash type container.

12) Kitchens or any area surface where food is kept or prepared must be disinfected daily.

13) Dog food is to be kept in airtight containers that must be rodent and pest proof.

14) Dogs need to be fed at the minimum once a day and 2-3 times for puppies. Dogs must have fresh water available at all times.

15) Food bowls must be removed after the dog(s) is finished eating and any left over's need to be thrown away. If daily food bowls are not provided and removed, there should be only enough feed for 1 day and should be placed in a bottom feeder.

16) For disinfection food bowls are to be soaked in bleach for a minimum of 10min then washed and air dried. If you have a dishwasher, wash the dishes with dish soap and then put into the dishwasher.

17) Bedding and blankets must be washed every other day. If the blanket or bedding is soiled it must be removed immediately and a new fresh blanket given to the dog. It is of the utter most importance that you either add bleach or a bleach alternative to the laundry detergent.

18) Enclosures are to be sanitized daily and disinfected once a week. Any disinfectant that is used must be non-harmful to animals and used within the manufactures guidelines.

19) Any new dogs as well as dogs that become sick or injured must be isolated from the general population. All sick or injured dogs must see a vet immediately for proper care.

20) Any and all veterinary records must be available for review at any time during normal business hours.

21) Every dog must be current on all its vaccinations including rabies. Any owned, rescued, or harbored dogs that reside within the county for 30 days on site or longer must follow the state mandated regulation and purchase a Ventura County dog license.