Dog Licensing

--- Attention Mammoth Lakes Residents ---

Mono County Animal Control 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 the MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT.


Why License? 


 Giving the ability to swiftly reunite a lost dog with it's owner, or reunite you with your dog. The license provides more information than a simple name tag made at the pet store.

Preventing the spread of rabies

 To obtain a dog license, you must provide proof that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies. Keeping your pet up to date on all vaccinations is incredibly important as a responsible pet owner.

Compliance with State and County Regulations

 Obtaining a dog license is required for dog owners of Mono County, not complying may result in a citation.


Regulations regarding Dog Licensing

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


Each license will expire on the 30th of June each year. 

If a rabies vaccination expires within the year that the license is being obtained for, re-vaccination will be required to prevent the vaccination from expiring within the year. Mono County holds a licensing and low cost vaccinations clinic at different locations throughout the County during the first three Saturdays of June. This is a highly recommended way to re-vaccinate for the license year and ensure the vaccination does not expire within the year.

Once the clinics are scheduled, a flyer will be posted here, as well as throughout the County at various locations.

If your dog is spayed/neutered you may provide proof of the procedure with a signed and dated certificate from your veterinarian, a rabies certificate stating that the animal has been altered or a bill stating the surgery, the date, and identifications of the appropriate animal. 


What is required?

Follow These links  

Dog License Application 

Submit Rabies Vaccination Certificate and/or Spay/Neuter Certificate 

Pay for dog license online 


Dog License Fees

Intact Dog $20
Altered (Spayed/Neutered) Dog  $10
Working Dog 


Commercial Kennel License





Working Kennel License $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 after June 30th  



New license after January 1st is half price (not applicable for license renewals). 








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