Animal Control Program
2200 Jefferson Street, Torrance, CA 90501 (310) 618-3850
Located inside Wilson Park near Tennis Courts
License Your Pet
Torrance Municipal Code 41.3.1 states that all dogs four months of age and thirty days in the city, must be licensed.
Failure to license could result in citation and Court appearance.
For more information about pet licensing, please call Torrance Animal Control at (310) 618-3850.
Finding Your Lost Pet
If you have lost your pet, you can view pets we currently have in custody by clicking here.
Also, Check the Carson Animal Shelter located at 216 W. Victoria (City of Gardena) for your lost pet.
Torrance Animal Control along with Plaza Del Amo Animal Hospital is hosting our annual
rabies clinic on Wednesday June 05, 2013 and Wednesday June 19, 2013 from
7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Animal Control Office located inside Wilson Park
(trailer next to tennis courts, 2200 Jefferson Street).
Rabies vaccination = $7.00
DHLPP (6 in 1) = $15.00
Bordetella = $12.00
Rabies vaccination =$7.00
FvRCPP = $15.00
The animal control office will also be open for the sale of dog licenses
($21.00 for altered dogs and $44.00 for unaltered dogs)
Annual June Rabies Clinic
Hours of Operation
You can contact the City of Torrance Animal Control Office at 310-618-3850, during regular business hours: Monday through Thusday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Field service is also available on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm; please leave a detailed message for service. At all other times, please contact the Torrance Police Department at 310-328-3456.
You can also contact Torrance Animal Control via e-mail at AnimalControl@TorranceCA.Gov.
The City's Animal Control program was established in 2004 to assist the citizens and animals of Torrance. The goals and objectives of the Animal Control Section are to reunite lost pets with their owners, help sick or injured animals, educate the public when dealing with wildlife, human investigations, and impoundment of lost or stray animals. Animals found by the Torrance Animal Control are only kept a short time at our facility. To learn more or to locate your lost animal, click here.
Animal Control is also responsible for the issuance of animal licenses and the enforcement of local and state laws pertaining to domesticated and wild animals. To download additional information about our Animal Control program, click here. Licenses purchased at the Animal Control Office can be paid via cash or check (no debit or credit cards).
NOISE NUISANCE COMPLAINT PROCESS (Use link above for Complaint Form):
Initial Complaint - "Letter of Complaint" mailed to animal owner
2nd complaint (within 30 days of last complaint) - "7 Day Order to Comply" mailed to animal owner
If an additional complaint is received within 30 days of "7 Day Order to Comply" - case is sent to mediation (South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution)
If case fails mediation - complainant will be mailed a petition. The complainant then is required to obtain 3 signatures from 3 separate households before the case can be sent to Court for prosecution.
During this process, if no additional complaints are received within 30 days from the last complaint, the matter may start over with a "Letter of Complaint" mailed to the animal owner.
LEAVING YOUR PET INSIDE A PARKED VEHICLE MAY BE DEADLY, AND IS AGAINST THE LAW
(click here for more information)
Animal Control Fees:
| ANIMAL LICENSE: ALTERED UNALTERED|
| CAT (OPTIONAL) $5.00 $10.00|
| DOG (REQUIRED) $21.00 $44.00|
| REPLACEMENT TAG $5.00 $5.00|
| LATE FEE $20.00|
| IMPOUND: 1ST 2ND 3RD+|
| $27.00 $49.00 $75.00|
| BOARDING: PER/DAY|
| CAT/OTHER SMALL ANIMAL $8.00|
| DOG $39.00|
| RELINQUISHMENT OF ANIMAL: LICENSED UNLICENSED|
| DOG/ CAT/ OTHER SMALL ANIMAL $100.00 $100.00 + LICENSE FEE|
| RELINQUISHMENT OF QUARANTINED ANIMAL: $200.00|
| DEAD ANIMAL PICK UP:|
| DOG LICENSED - NO CHARGE UNLICENSED - $45.00|
| CAT/ OTHER SMALL ANIMAL - NO CHARGE|
Animal Licensing Information
Torrance Animal Licensing c/o PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929
PetData Animal Licensing Animal License Application (click here)
Torrance residents may also license pets at the Animal Control Office, either in person or by mail
2200 Jefferson Street (Inside Wilson Park, next to Tennis courts) Torrance, CA 90501
Pets licensed after 5/1/12 will be issued a new metal tag which will remain with the pet permanently while the license must be renewed annually. A replacement for the initial lifetime tag will be $5. Only one tag can be active at one time. Requests for multiple tags for the same animal cannot be fulfilled.
Per TMC 41.3.1 - New licenses will be valid for one year from the date of purchase and will cost $44 for unaltered dogs and $21 for altered dogs. Such license fee shall be paid within thirty days after moving into the City, or within thirty days after acquiring ownership of the dog. If such license fee is not paid within the above mentioned thirty days, or if the annual license has expired, a penalty of $20 shall be added to such fee and collected therewith.
Per TMC 41.4.1 - Proof of a current and valid rabies vaccination is required at the time of application of an annual dog license. The rabies vaccination must be valid for one full year from the date of application for dog license.
Microchips for Animals
Avid Microchip Company
Home Again Microchip Company
Found Animals Microchip Registry