A pet license is not just a form of identification, it is proof of rabies vaccination (learn more about Rabies).  Rabies is a deadly virus that can be passed from animal to animal, and from animal to human.  Licensing your pet not only ensures your pet is vaccinated, but it is also the law. (Ord. No. 4451 and 4411)  The owner of every dog over the age of four (4) months shall ensure that his or her pet is currently vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian and secure a license for the pet as provided by local city or county ordinance.  Please note:  making a false declaration regarding the vaccination of an animal may result in a citation and/or non-issuance of a license.

Pet licensing can be done online below, submitted via U.S. Mail, or placed in our drop box located at the Camarillo Animal Shelter.  Email  at for questions.


  1. Proof of rabies vaccination.  This documentation can be obtained from your veterinarian.
  2. A copy of the license renewal notice we sent you.
  3. Proof of age for senior discount. (optional) 


    1. ONLINE:  Pay your pet’s license online (below).
    2. CHECK:  Checks are payable to “Ventura County Animal Services” and can be mailed to the Camarillo Animal Shelter or slipped into the dropbox at the Camarillo Animal Shelter.
    3. PAY IN-PERSON at either the Camarillo or Simi Valley Animal Shelters during normal business hours.


Documents may be sent via FAX, Email, U.S. Mail. or Drop Box located at the Camarillo Animal Shelter.  Smartphone pictures of documents can be sent directly to the email below.

License Fees (by city)

Licensing fees below are for the residents of Camarillo, Fillmore, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, Ventura and all Unincorporated areas of Ventura County.  Oxnard residents who own cats, must have their cats licensed, too.

For spayed or

neutered animals*

For animals NOT

spayed or neutered

Senior Discount

(for spayed or neutered pet only)**

1-Year License




2-Year License




3-Year License




Licensing fees below are for Moorpark residents only.   Moorpark residents who own cats, must have their cats licensed, too.



For spayed or

neutered animals*

For animals NOT

spayed or neutered

Senior Discount

(for spayed or neutered pet only)**

1-Year License




2-Year License




3-Year License




By clicking this button you agree to the Terms and Conditions at the bottom of this page.

UPGRADE TAGS:  If your pet is currently licensed, but you have the old metal tag, click here to upgrade to a new PetHub Smart Tag!  It is not mandatory to upgrade to this new tag if your pet is currently licensed with a metal tag.


  1. To help control pet overpopulation in Ventura County, VCAS offers lower pet license fees for pets who are spayed or neutered.
  2. If your pet is spayed or neutered, please send proof of sterilization to receive this discount.
  3. Proof of Sterilization can be submitted by submitted via U.S. Mail to the Camarillo Animal Shelter, by FAX at (805) 388-4393 or slip it into our Drop-Box at the Camarillo Animal Shelter.
  4. Photos of documents taken from smartphones are accepted.  They can be mailed to


  1. Discount applies only if the primary animal owner is 55 years or older.
  2. Proof of age must be provided. If licensing online, please email a copy of your photo ID (Driver License, California ID, Passport etc.) to Proof of age can also be submitted via U.S. Mail, FAX or Drop-Box at the Camarillo Animal Shelter.  Photos from smartphones are accepted.  All identification will be verified upon receipt.
  3. Discount applies only if the animal is spayed or neutered.


Ordinance No. 4414-1  The amendment of section 4414-1 provides that a dog license shall be issued free of charge for any service dog, which is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability.  This ordinance will take effect February  9, 2023, 30 days after its adoption.


Rabies vaccination should match the term of the license.  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.  VCAS staff can assist you in determining which license length you need.  Question?  Email us at

PLEASE NOTE:  Failure to provide payment or necessary information by the required date on your License Renewal Notice may result in loss of fees, penalties and possible citation.

Ventura County Animal Services does not license pets for those who live in the cities of Santa Paula or Thousand Oaks. Santa Paula residents can make an appointment to license their pet by calling (805) 525-8609.  Please bring all necessary documents with you.

Thousand Oaks residents who are Los Angeles County residents can pay their pet’s license online at


Non-VCAS licensing locations will not have access to your information.  Please bring your renewal paperwork with you.  Thank you for licensing your pet!


Camarillo Animal Shelter (Closed Mondays)
600 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-388-4341 FAX: 388-4393

Camarillo City Hall
601 Carmen Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010

Central Avenue Animal Clinic
167-A Aviador St.
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-484-0465  FAX #: 484-5396

Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital
2174 Pickwick Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-482-8951 FAX #:482-5217

Dr. Battier Veterinary Services
3639 E. Las Posas Rd. Ste 112
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-987-7110 FAX #: 388-0442

Las Posas Veterinary Medical Center
78 Daily Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-987-6587 FAX #: 987-1928


Fillmore Animal Hospital
557 Santa Clara St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-2661


Arroyo Vista Animal Clinic
476 W. Los Angeles Ave. Ste. B-9
Moorpark, CA 93021
805-529-6833 FAX #: 529-8573

Family Mason Animal Clinic
173 E. High Street
Moorpark, CA 93021
805-529-4650  FAX #: 529-4651

Moorpark Veterinary Hospital
484 E. Los Angeles Ave. Ste. 104
Moorpark, CA 93021

City of Moorpark
799 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
805-517-6200 FAX #: 523-8836


Animal Clinic of Oakview
600 Ventura Ave.
Ojai, CA 93022

The Humane Society
402 Bryant St.
Ojai, CA 93023


Oxnard Veterinary Hospital
651 So Ventura Rd.
Oxnard, CA 93035


U.S. Army Medical Dept.
Building 19, 43st St.
Port Hueneme, CA

Port Hueneme City Hall
250 N. Ventura Rd 93041
805-986-6500 FAX #: 986-6511

Channel Islands Veterinary Hospital
714 W. Channel Islands Blvd. 93041
805-984-9868 FAX #: 985-7578


Ohana Pet Hospital – Santa Paula
957 Faulkner Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 933-1341


Simi Valley Animal Shelter (Closed Mondays)
670 W. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
805-388-4341 FAX: 388-4393

Angeles Animal Hospital
1778 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93064
805-527-6877  FAX #: 527-0244

Simi Valley City Hall
2929 Tapo Canyon Rd.
Simi Valley, CA 93063

American Veterinary Hospital
2109 Tapo St. Suite #3
Simi Valley, CA 93065
805-581-9111 FAX #: 581-9769

Simi Valley Animal Hospital
1317 E. Los Angeles Ave. # A-1
Simi Valley, CA 93065
805-527-0042 FAX #: 527-0045

R&R Pet Lifestyle and Supply
2780 Tapo Canyon Rd. #4
Simi Valley, CA 93063


The Animal Doctor
10195 Telephone Rd.
Ventura, CA 93004
805-647-8596  FAX #:647-8306

Bristol Animal Hospital
2301 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003

Buena Animal Hospital
3986 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93003
805-642-2191  FAX #: 805-642-2455

Ohana Pet Hospital
4547 Telephone Rd. Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003
805-658-7387 FAX #: 658-7388

Ventura City Hall (Closed Fridays)
501 Poli St. Room 107
Ventura, CA 93003
805-654-7800 ext. 7862

Ventura Veterinary Hospital
1784 Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001

East Ventura Animal Hospital
10225 Telephone Rd.
Ventura, CA 93004


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.

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:
3ft. wide x 3ft. long x 6ft. high = small to medium dogs
4ft. wide x 4ft. long x 6ft. high = large dogs
5ft. wide x 5ft. long x 6ft. high = 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 repairs must be completed ASAP.

8) Outdoor kennel runs that are attached to any indoor kennel must be at the minimum 4ft. wide x 8ft. long x 6ft. high. When having outdoor only kennel(s), the dog must have a doghouse 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 5ft. wide x 10ft. long x 6ft. high.

9) Exercise pens must be at least 10 ft. x 10 ft. or larger. They must have a shaded area for hot weather. All dogs should have at least 1–2 hrs of exercise per day.
Puppies should be exercised 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 around. When crating puppies the following guideline must apply for length of time allowed in a crate:
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 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 10 minutes, 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. 

Lost Pets Home Faster With PetHub

VCAS Smart TagVentura County Animal Services has upgraded from the old, metal tags, to PetHub Smart Tags!  This new tag features a unique QR code that, when scanned by a smart phone, will display the information you want to share with the person who found your lost pet.  This new Smart License Tag will allow your pet to come home faster than ever before!

UPGRADE:  If your pet is currently licensed, but you have the old metal tag, click here to upgrade to a new PetHub Smart Tag!  It is not mandatory to upgrade to this new tag if your pet is currently licensed with a metal tag.

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