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License Fees

License Fees

Licensing Fees

1 Year

Spayed/Neutered Dog $25.00
Unaltered Dog (Spay/Neuter Exemption Required)* $50.00

All dogs must be spayed or neutered. Exemptions from this requirement are available only for health reasons, for law enforcement or service dogs, and for qualifying competition dogs. Documentation is required.

Voluntary Spayed/Neutered Cat $10.00
Voluntary Unaltered Cat (Spay/Neuter Exemption Required)* $20.00

Other Fees


Late Fee (Dogs Only) $25.00
Replacement Tag $7.00

For information about license fee exemptions for low income pet owners, please click here.

*Culver City has adopted LA County’s Spay/Neuter Ordinance which requires all residents to have their dogs spayed or neutered and have an identification microchip implanted in each dog. This ordinance was passed to promote and protect public safety from the threats presented by stray dogs, as well as to reduce the number of dogs flooding our animal shelters that are subsequently euthanized.

Exemptions from the spay/neuter requirement may be requested if alteration would pose a danger to the dog’s health due to age or infirmity, if the dog is being used by a law enforcement agency, if the dog is a service animal assisting a disabled person, or if the dog is a qualifying competition dog. Please see Required Paperwork for information about how to request an unaltered dog license for one of these cases.

How long does the licensing process take?



Due Date

Payment for your license is due within 30 days of the expiration of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a dog over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of establishing residence in Culver City.

A late fee of $25 will be added to licenses not renewed by the first of the month following their prior license expiration and to new licenses not purchased within 30 days of dog ownership or residency in Culver City.

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