Licenses and registrations can be obtained online and by mail beginning January 1, 2017. Please check back for details.

For more information about licensing your dog or cat, download the brochure in:
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All dogs over four months of age, kept in Garden Grove, must be licensed and have a current rabies vaccination. All dogs are required to wear a license tag at all times, attached to a collar or harness. Dog licenses are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Service dogs registered pursuant to California Food and Agriculture Code Sections 30850-30854, as well as retired and active military/police dogs, must conform with local rabies control and licensing laws.

Licenses are issued on an annual basis. It is the responsibility of the dog owner to ensure that rabies vaccines and dog licenses are kept current.

For 2017, the City will honor all animal registration fees paid to OC Animal Care in 2016. The expiration date of the license will not change. A new Garden Grove animal license will be mailed when the animal is registered in Garden Grove.

Pet Licensing Fee Schedule
License Months Cost
Altered Dog (Spayed/Neutered) 12 $27
Puppy - 4 to 6 months of age 12 $27
Altered Dog - Senior owner 65 years and up (Multiple
discounts allowed per household for altered dogs)
12 $13.50
Unaltered Dog 12 $100
Cat 12 $6
Collections Fee (This fee is assessed when the account is past due and is assigned to collections) $30
Late fee - per license $35
Non-Compliance Fee (Assessed when an Animal Control Officer
cites a customer for non-compliance of licensing)
Replacement Tag $3
Transfer Fee $6

How to License Your Dog

Animal licensing is an important part of any animal care program. The issuance of the license shows that an animal has a current rabies vaccine and helps to reunite a lost animal with their owner.

You may license your pet online or by mail.

Please call (800) 510-7734 for more information.

License Online:
Visit and enter your zip code under "License Now" and follow the instructions. You can input your information and upload required documents and make a payment via a major credit card.

License by Mail:
Send your payment made to "City of Garden Grove" along with copies of all required paperwork to:

Garden Grove Animal Licensing
c/o PetData
P.O. Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014

Animal licenses are not processed or issued at City facilities. License tags will be mailed to you in approximately four weeks, once the proper paperwork and payment have been received. The tag you receive in the mail will be the permanent tag issued to your pet. The tags cannot be transferred from animal to animal. If a tag is lost or stolen, a replacement tag will be issued for a $3 fee.

If requesting a senior discount, proof of status and animal ownership will be needed at time of initial request only.

Please do not send original documents that need to be returned. Photocopies must be legible.