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The City of Signal Hill contracts with the City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau to provide animal care and control services.






Purchasing Dog Licenses
All dogs four months old or older are required to have a current dog license as stated in the Municipal Code. A permanent dog license tag is issued when a license is first purchased. A $5 fee is issued for replacement tags. 

Signal Hill residents may purchase a dog license at the Community Services Department in City Hall:
2175 Cherry Ave.
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Or call Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387.

Licenses may be purchased online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/pet-laws-and-licensing/licensing/ . 

Required Information

You will need to provide the following information: 
  • Certificate of sterility, if the dog has been spayed or neutered (reduces the licensing fee)
  • Current rabies inoculation certificate, good for the entire licensing period
  • History of prior licenses
  • Name, address, and phone number 
 
Fees
The following fees are for a dog license, which is valid for 12 months: 
  • Altered - $20
  • Unaltered - $95
  • Senior discount (60 years of age or older) - $10 (one altered dog per household only)
  • Late Fee (60 days past due date) - $30



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COYOTE SIGHTINGS PROMPT SAFETY AND PREVENTION REMINDERS

Seeing a coyote walking down a busy City street isn’t as uncommon as most would think. Recent coyote activity around Long Beach and surrounding areas gives reason for reminding residents of important safeguards to protect pet lives and property against these wild animals. For more information please visit the Long Beach Animal Care Services website

Concerned about wild animals, including coyotes?
To find out more about skunkscoyotes , feral cats and information for pet owners, including information about wild animals in Signal Hill, please select the highlighted item.  You can also view a recent presentation from Long Beach Animal Control regarding coyotes.

Here are some additional resources online:
• Wildlife Page: www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife
• Online Reporting: www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report/




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