Dog License

Every person owning or having custody of any dog six (6) months of age or older must license the dog within 30 days of acquisition or within 30 days of moving to Mammoth Lakes. Proof of a California approved rabies vaccination is needed to obtain a license. The Mammoth Lakes Police Department hosts a dog licensing clinic once a year in June.

Reasons to License Your Dog

  • Licensing is required by State and County Ordinances in order to control rabies.
  • Licensing provides necessary information to support investigations of cruelty, neglect, abandonment, and dog bites.
  • A license indicates ownership of a dog. If found, the animal shelter will call you and send you a note


  • $20 per year (spayed or neutered)
  • $50 per year (unaltered)

Note: License expires June 30th of each year.