About licensing,
  • All dogs four months or older located within the City of Hermosa Beach must be licensed.

  • Licenses are valid October 1 thru September 30 of each year.

  • Licenses must be renewed annually by October 31, failure to do so results in a 50% penalty to the licensing fee.

  • Partial year licenses for new dogs for the period April 1 - September 30 are available starting April 1.

  • No person may keep or maintain more than two pets of any kind at a residential dwelling without a permit.

  • Licenses are only issued for dogs with rabies vaccinations valid through the entire license period. If your dog is unable to re-vaccinate prior to the end of the license period, please contact Finance Cashier.

  • Altered (spayed / neutered) dogs are eligible for a reduced rate on the license fee. Proof of sterility is required.

  • Senior residents aged sixty years and older are eligible for a reduced rate on the license fee. Proof of age is required.

  • Service dogs are eligible for a license at no cost. Please apply in person at the Finance Department of the City.

  • Purchased licenses are non-refundable.

  • Licenses are not transferable from one dog to another.

  • Tags must be worn by dogs at all times.

  • If your dog becomes lost, please contact Animal Control at 310-524-2750.

  • If you have any questions, please contact the Finance Cashier Division, 310-318-0251 or 310-318-0217, LKotero@hermosabeach.gov.

To purchase a new license,
  1. Click the appropriate license item from those to the right to add it to your shopping cart.

  2. To purchase other items, return to this page and select them.

  3. When you have all the items you need, click 'Check Out' from within the shopping cart to complete the process.

Have a Renewal ID and Online Code?
Have you received an application or other notice from the City about licensing your dog carrying a Renewal ID and Online Code?

If so, click here.

This leads you through the process of properly licensing your dog.
New License
- Base Fee: $25.00
- Online Fee: $2.75
- Total: $27.75
- Base Fee: $106.00
- Online Fee: $7.25
- Total: $113.25
- Base Fee: $12.00
- Online Fee: $2.00
- Total: $14.00
- Base Fee: $53.00
- Online Fee: $4.00
- Total: $57.00
Mail-in Application

Items purchased online are subject to a per item convenience fee, indicated as 'Online Fee'.

Purchases made online are payable using American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa credit cards.

Licenses are sent through the postal mail. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing and delivery.

All registrations are subject to review. Knowingly providing false or misleading information can result in penalty, fine or prosecution under the law.

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