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Animal Licenses & Permits
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All animals over 4 months of age and residing in the City of Visalia are required to be licensed with Animal Services  Not only is licensing a health & safety issue, because a license cannot be issued without a valid rabies certficate, but it is the best way of insuring that a lost animal is returned to its owner.

Reasons to license your animal

  • Many animals will usually get lost at some point in their life. Animal licenses help Animal Services staff identify and reunite lost animals with their owners. 
  • Officers will make every reasonable effort to return licensed animals to their owners before bringing them into the shelter, saving you time and money.
  • A person finding an animal with a license tag is more likely to call Animal Services instead of assuming it was abandoned and keeping your loving pet.
  • Licensing fees help support over 9,000 lost and homeless animals brought into the shelter every year.
  • A license (we also recommend a microchip) is proof of ownership in case your animal is stolen.
  • Owners who maintain a current license tag on their cat or dog will never receive a citation for failure to license, a $100 fine.

Online Form for animal licenses

For changes to licensed dogs; 
     To advise that your dog is deceased or has been given away
     To change your address and contact information
     Or any other licensing request changes

Email licensing@ci.visalia.ca.us with requested change, license tag number, name of dog, and owner's name.
(559) 713-4686

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