2200 Jefferson Street
Torrance, CA 90501
Located inside Wilson Park near Tennis Courts
Be Reunited, License Your Pet
Torrance Municipal Code 41.3.1(a) 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, see below or call Torrance Animal Control at (310) 618-3850.
Finding your lost pet
If you have lost your pet, you can visit our Lost Animal page to see pets we currently have in custody.
Also to check the Carson Animal Shelter for your lost pet, please visit their page online.
Hours of Operation
You can contact the City of Torrance Animal Control Office at 310-618-3850, during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.
Contact Torrance Animal Control with detailed information for the following:
Lost and Found Animals
Injured or Sick Animals
Barking Dog Complaints (submit a complaint online)
Los Angeles County Animal Control
Los Angeles County Vector Control (West Nile virus or bee problems)
Department of Fish and Wildlife(Trapping rules and regulations)
South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution
Barking Dog Complaint Process
1.- First notice
When we receive a complaint of a barking dog, we require the following information:
- a) Complaining parties name
- b) Address
- c) Phone number
- d) Exact address of barking dog - Notice is sent through the mail
Once the information is received, we will send a letter of complaint to the dog owner's residence advising them of the nature of the complaint.
2.- 7 Day Order To Comply
If we receive a second complaint for the same address within the 30 day time period, we will send a 7 Day Order to Comply. This gives the dog owner 7 days to rectify the problem. During this seven day period, no complaint letters will be sent to the dog owner. If the barking dog is still a problem after the 7 days has expired and no more than 30 days from the date of the notice, the case will be sent to the Dispute Resolution Team.
3. Dispute Resolution
All parties will be contacted by the Dispute Resolution Team to attempt to resolve the barking problem. If the Dispute Resolution Team CAN resolve the issue, the Animal Control Office is notified and given instructions on how to deal with any further complaints regarding the dog's address. If the Dispute Resolution Team CAN NOT resolve the issue, they will type a letter of Non-Resolution and forward it to the Animal Control Office.
Once we are notified that a case has failed mediation, we will send to complaining party Barking Dog Petition. This form is to be completely filled out by the complaining party and MUST BE signed by 3 separate residences, willing to testify in court that the barking is a problem. Once this form is completed, a copy must be sent to the City Attorney's office, as well as a copy sent to Animal Control Office. Once the petition is received by the Animal Control Office, they will type a letter of Non- Resolution and forward it to the City Attorney's Office. Once received by the City Attorney's Office, they will notify all parties involved of a scheduled court date.
LEAVING YOUR PET INSIDE A PARKED VEHICLE MAY BE DEADLY, AND IS AGAINST THE LAW
Torrance Animal Control receives a number of reports of coyote sightings in the City of Torrance
throughout the year.
Animal Licensing Information
All in person animal licensing will be done at the Torrance Police Department Traffic Division, located at 3300 Civic Center Drive
Torrance Animal Licensing c/o PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929
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(a) - New licenses will be valid for one year from the date of purchase and will cost $46 for unaltered dogs and $22 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(a) - 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.
ANIMAL CONTROL FEES
ANIMAL LICENSE FEE: ALTERED DOG $22 / UNALTERED DOG $46
ALTERED CAT $5 / UNALTERED CAT $10
REPLACEMENT TAG $5
LATE FEE $20 - APPLIED IF IN CITY FOR OVER 30 DAYS OR RENEWAL IS LATE
IMPOUND FEE: 1ST IMPOUND $28
2ND IMPOUND $51
3RD IMPOUND $81
BOARDING FEE/PER DAY: CAT/OTHER SMALL ANIMAL $8
DOG/OTHER LARGE ANIMAL $41
RELINQUISHMENT OF ANIMAL $125
DECEASED DOG PICK UP: LICENSED IN CITY - NO CHARGE, UNLICENSED $4