Chapter 7 of the Municipal Code includes the rules and regulations for licensing your dog. All dogs four (4) months of age and over residing within the City limits must have current rabies vaccination and be licensed at Salinas City Hall or at Animal Shelter Services.
A current rabies vaccination certificate (from a veterinarian) is required to obtain a license. Vaccinations can last from one to three years, depending upon the medication used. Typically, the first rabies vaccine is good for a one year period and subsequent vaccines are good for 3 years. A license can not extend past the expiration date of the rabies vaccination.
A veterinarian’s certificate is required in order to obtain the reduced license fee for a spayed/neutered animal; unless this fact is recorded on the rabies vaccination certificate
or the animal has a prior license.
|Time Left On Vaccination||Altered|
(spayed or neutered)
|1 - 6 Months||$12||$34|
|13 - 24 Months||$22||$79|
|25 - 36 Months||$33||$105|
|Late Fee Per Dog||$31||$31|
* Dog licenses are available to citizens sixty (60) years of age and over at a reduced rate of $13.00 if the animal has been altered (proof of spay/neuter required).
* A license will be issued without charge to any blind person who presents a verified certificate or affidavit that they are the owner of a trained guide dog or to any person who presents a verified certificate of affidavit that they are raising a dog for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc San Rafael, California.