License My Pet

Is Your Pet Licensed?
Hesperia Municipal Code pertaining to licenses reads as follows: Every resident in the City who owns, has an interest in, harbors and feeds, or has the care, charge, custody or possession of a dog four months of age or over and whether such dog is confined or not, shall obtain a City dog license for such a dog. (Hesperia Municipal Code 6.04.010)

Each dog shall have a current rabies vaccination as evidenced by a valid certificate issued by the veterinarian who performed the vaccination as a requisite to licensing. Provided further, that rabies vaccination certificate shall not be required if the license is obtained at the time the dog is vaccinated at a city low-cost clinic. (Hesperia Municipal Code 6.04.020)

While a dog is being used as a guard dog within the City, it must have a city dog license and the license tag must be securely fixed to the dog’s collar regardless of where the owner resides and whether a license has been obtained for that jurisdiction. (Hesperia Municipal Code 6.04.050) Although not required by law, we recommend that you license your cat also. Having a license tag will ensure that your cat will be returned home if it is impounded by Animal Services.

Licensing Fees
License Type
One Year
Two Years
Three Years
Unaltered Dog $70
Altered Dog $13
Senior Citizen Unaltered Dog $70
Senior Citizen Altered Dog $8
Cat License (Optional) $4

Additional Fees
  • Transfer from another jurisdiction - Altered: $5; Unaltered: $10
  • Replacement Tag: $3.50
  • Penalty for failure to license dog - Altered: $10; Unaltered: $25