Animal Control & Shelter Fees

Fees charged by the Animal Shelter and/or Animal Control are subject to change without notice, Per Resolution 15 to 482 (Effective January 1, 2016).

Impound Redemption Fees - Dogs, Cats, Sheep & Goats


  • Penalty for 1st impound (F&A 31251) plus per day boarding rate: $50 (1st Offense)
  • Penalty for 2nd impound (F&A 31251) plus per day boarding rate: $100 (2nd Offense)
  • Penalty for 3rd impound (F&A 31251) plus per day boarding rate: $150 (3rd Offense)
  • Penalty for 4th impound (F&A 31251) plus per day boarding rate: $200 (4th Offense)
  • Penalty for 5th and subsequent offenses within a 24-month period (F&A 31251) plus per day boarding rate: $250 (5th and Subsequent Offenses)
  • Other Animals: Actual Cost / Hauling and capture plus a $20 stock trailer fee

Quarantine Fee


  • Dogs (at shelter): $100 (Flat Fee)
  • Cats (at shelter): $50 (Flat Fee)
  • Quarantine Fee Other Animal (at shelter or alternate location): 0 to Maximum of $100 depending on animal / time / circumstances

Boarding Fees


  • Board Fee - Dog (First Day): $36
  • Board Fee - Dog (per additional day, if animal stays overnight): $14
  • Board Fee - Cat (First Day): $15
  • Board Fee - Cat (per additional day, if animal stays overnight): $10
  • Board Fee - Livestock and other animals (per day): Actual Cost

Animal Turn-In Fee


  • Dogs: $15 dog / Litter under age of 4 months
  • Cats: $10 cat / Litter under age of 4 months

Annual License Fees


  • (F&A code Altered rate must be 50% or less of unaltered rate)
  • License Tag Cost (added to fee cost): $6
  • Dog Altered 1 year (F&A 30804): $15
  • Dog Altered 2 years (F&A 30804): $28
  • Dog Altered 3 years (F&A 30804): $35
  • Dog Unaltered 1 year: $35
  • Dog Unaltered 2 years: $65
  • Dog Unaltered 3 years: $95
  • Potentially dangerous dog / vicious dog - Initial Application / Inspection fee (F&A §31602, 31603, 31641): $150
  • Replacement of lost license tag: $6
  • Reimbursement fee to Veterinarians / SPCA / Shelter Manager who sell licenses (per license): $2
  • Senior Discount: N/A
  • Service / SAR Dogs: $0

Penalty for Failure to Procure a License Within 30 Days / Failure to Renew License


(Within 30 days of the requirements listed in G-IV 1.27)
  • Altered: $10
  • Unaltered: $30
  • Penalty for failure to renew vicious or dangerous dog license /permit: $10

Kennel Permit/License


  • Commercial Kennel License 1 to 10 animals: $82.50 per year, includes one inspection
  • Commercial Kennel License 11 to 20 or more animals: $110 per year, includes one inspection
  • Commercial Kennel License Renewal after July 31: $55 penalty 30 days after due date
  • Private Kennel License 1 to 10 animals: $55 per year, includes one inspection
  • Private Kennel License 10 or more animals: $82.50 per year, includes one inspection
  • Private Kennel License Renewal after July 31: $23.50 penalty 30 days after due date

Field Services Fees


  • Service trailer: $20 plus per hour Department Rate

Other Fees


  • Owner Turn in at Shelter (Dog, includes litter if under 4 months): $36
  • Board Fee if the dog is kept overnight: $14
  • Owner Turn In at Shelter (Cat/includes litter if under 4 months): $25
  • Rabies Testing (Animals not meeting the criteria for required testing by County): $163 or per current fee specified under contract with current service provider
  • Euthanasia Fee (cats/dogs, owner turn in includes disposal): $112 (Flat Fee)
  • Other costs such as veterinary services: Actual Cost

Adoption Fees


  • Adoption - Cat: $55
  • Adoption - Dog: $90