Did you know all dog owners are required to license their pet?
Per Chapter 6.02 of the Gardena Municipal Code every dog owner must register their animal(s).

Why is this required?
It is important to license your dog(s) in order to prevent the spread of rabies or other disease outbreaks in our City.  Having a license can also help to return your lost pet(s) to their owner quickly.

Most importantly, it is state and local law to license our furry friends.

How do I obtain a license?
Licenses may be purchased by completing a license application form and mailing it in with proof of rabies vaccination, proof of sterilization, and payment to:

City of Gardena Attention:  Gardena Police Department PO Box 3707 Gardena, CA 90247

For more information, please contact the Pet Licensing Services at 310-362-3449 or email .

Online Licensing

How much is it to license my dog?

Dog License Fees 1 Year License 3 Year License Other Fees / Late Fee
Spayed or Neutered $25.00 $60.00 (30 Days Past Due) – $25.00
Unaltered $60.00 $180.00 (30 Days Past Due) – $25.00
Senior Owner (60+) Altered Pets Only $7.50 $22.50 (30 Days Past Due) – $25.00

Discounted license fees are available for senior citizens (age 60 or older). Seniors must submit proof of age (official government-issued identification).

For questions please contact Code Enforcement 310-217-6184 or 310-217-6171