If your dog or cat is over the age of four (4) months and has been with you for thirty (30) days or longer you are required by law to obtain a current Ventura county license and license tag.
Anacapa Animal Hospital, a ventura veterinary hospital, is authorized to issue pet licenses for the County of Ventura. This includes licensing pets that live in the following cities:
Ventura, Camarillo, Fillmore, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Moorepark, Simi Valley.
The cities of Oxnard, Santa Paula and Thousand Oaks issue their own licenses. Learn More
Note: The City of Moorepark and the City of Oxnard require all cats be licensed as well as dogs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What documentation do I need to bring with me to purchase the license?
If you received a renewal notice in the mail, please bring that with you.
If you are not a client at Anacapa Animal Hospital or if you received your rabies vaccine at another clinic please bring:
Current rabies certificate (must include: date vaccine was given, date vaccine will expire, lot number of the vaccine)
Spay or Neuter Certificate (certificate of sterility)
How much is a license?
Anacapa Animal Hospital issues licenses on behalf of the County of Ventura and does not charge an additional fee for this service.
Unaltered male or female dogs and cats: $75
Altered dogs and cats: $20
How long is the license good for?
In general, a license is valid for 1 year assuming your rabies vaccine is valid for that time period.
If you have additional questions we recommend you contact:
Ventura County Animal Regulation
Oxnard, Santa Paula and Thousand Oaks Residents
Please contact the appropriate City agency to license your pet:
City of Oxnard
Animal Safety and Control – Licensing
305 W. Third Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
City of Santa Paula
Dog License Division
970 Ventura Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
The City of Thousand Oaks issues its own licenses through the County of Los Angeles, at the Agoura Hills Shelter. Please contact the Agoura Hills Shelter to license your pet:
Agoura Hills Shelter
29525 Agoura Rd
Agoura, CA 91301