Civil Penalties & Fees
These fees will only affect pet owners who violate county animal ordinances.
|Failure to License||$200|
|Failure to Permit Kennel Inspection||$25|
|Failure to Vaccinate (Rabies)||$200|
|Failure to Wear Rabies Tag||$50|
|Public Nuisance Violations||$50, $100, $200, $300, $400|
Fees for Animal Intake and Animal Recovery
|Orange County Residents||$0|
|Out of County Surrender||$100|
|Surrender for Euthanasia||$60|
|Animal Recovery||Sterilized Animal Cost||Unsterilized Animal Cost|
|Reclaim 4 or more||$200||*$400|
*If proof of sterilization is provided to Animal Services within 90 days of recovery of pet (3 or more reclaims) $100 of the recovery fee will be refunded. Ask about details.
These fees are designed to encourage responsible pet ownership and improve the health and safety of not only the animals, but also the community as a whole. The fees collected help to offset the costs of shelter operations, Animal Control and Protection services, lost and found pet services, and pet overpopulation management in Orange County.