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Why did I receive this notice?
Why am I being billed when I have a current license?
There may be several reasons why you received a bill when you have a current license. We're happy to help with your account information - please fill out this form to begin the process.
When will I get my license tag?
The metal license tag is permanently assigned to your pet, and you will not receive a new tag during the renewal process unless requested. If you have lost your tag or it has become unreadable, please pay the replacement tag fee when you mail your renewal, and a new tag will be mailed with your license registration. Otherwise, a receipt only will be mailed.
We will mail your tag or license receipt within 10 business days from the day we receive your completed license application and payment. Please allow an additional 3-5 business days to receive your tag or receipt in the mail. If we have not received correct payment or proper documentation you will be notified via mail and the processing of your license will be delayed.
How do I get a replacement tag?
You may obtain a replacement tag by sending a check or money order payable to "City of Torrance" in the amount of $5.00 to the mailing address below. Please do not send cash. Please include a copy of your license receipt or a note to designate the pet for which you are purchasing a replacement tag. If you need assistance, you may call customer service at 1-877-225-7731.
If you are renewing your pet's license, please indicate that a replacement tag is needed on the renewal form and include the replacement tag fee.
Torrance Animal Licensing
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929
Only one license tag can be active at one time. Requests for multiple tags for the same animal cannot be fulfilled.
Can I transfer a license?
Can I obtain a refund?
How long is this license valid?
Where is the local animal shelter?
Animal sheltering for the City of Torrance is provided by the LA County shelter located at:
216 W. Victoria St.
To report stray animals or for questions unrelated to licensing, please call the Animal Control office at 310-618-3850.
I have found a pet: what should I do?
I have lost a pet: what should I do?
Why should I license?
The primary reason is to prevent the spreading of rabies. Rabies is a constant health threat, and rabies vaccinations are good for your pets health. Did you know that rabies is 100% fatal for humans if not treated properly? Animal licensing helps the City of Torrance monitor compliance with local and state rabies vaccination laws.
Licensing also helps Animal Services identify family pets, should an animal become lost. The fees from licensing are used to care for animals and investigate complaints about stray animals, among other services. Other goals of animal licensing are to promote responsible pet ownership and to reduce the tragedies associated with lost pets and pet overpopulation.
What are the licensing requirements?
All dogs must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed with the City of Torrance by the age of four months or within 30 days of acquiring the pet. Cat licensing is available on a voluntary basis.
Payment for your license is due by the expiration of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license when the pet reaches 4 months of age, within 30 days of acquiring the dog or within 30 days of moving into the City of Torrance.
A late fee of $20 is charged if your pet's license has expired.
License TermLicenses will be valid for one year from the date of purchase, and must be renewed annually.
Why was licensing privatized?
Who is PetData?
Does PetData sell information?
We at PetData consider the privacy of our clients to be of paramount importance. PetData has never sold information or data to any third-party. PetData does not use any personally identifiable data collected for any purpose other than those as determined by client contracts.
We do not respond to requests for information from non-client individuals or corporations, nor do we release information without the express written consent of our client agencies. Groups or individuals requesting licensing data should contact the individual client's animal services agency director as we release data only to our contracted client.