Your dogs and cats need a license. Here’s how to get a free one.


The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out about the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) Pet Licensing amnesty program. To provide an opportunity for pet owners to economically renew their pet licenses, the DACC is waiving late fees for renewed or new licenses when purchased between August 1, 2022 and October 31, 2022.

All dogs and cats in the City of West Hollywood – as well as in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County – must be licensed. Dog and cat licenses are an important means of identification. Additionally, pets must be re-vaccinated each year, or every three years with an approved three-year vaccine.  Failure to vaccinate or license a dog or cat may result in fines or penalties. The County of Los Angeles also requires all dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered as well as microchipped. Reduced license fees are provided for spayed and neutered pets.

Failure to renew a pet license can result in a late penalty equal to the cost of the license. Additionally, owners of unlicensed pets brought into compliance by the DACC Field Licensing Enforcement program will be assessed an additional field licensing enforcement fee of $40.

For more information, please visit or call the DACC’s Enforcement Services Bureau’s Licensing Division at (562) 345-0400. Residents may also contact the City of West Hollywood’s Neighborhood and Business Safety Division at (323) 848-6437 or by email at For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing please email

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1 year ago

Wish they had mentioned what to do about strictly indoor cats who do not wear collars, do not EVER go out; are microchipped and have family vet

Gladys Kravitz
Gladys Kravitz
1 year ago

Thanks for posting this. I was able to renew my dog’s license for fifteen dollars, online with no late fees.

1 year ago

It would be nice if County Animal Control actually picked up their telephone or responded to emails. If you’ve tried to contact them, you know what I mean…

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