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Business Licensing

Please contact our Business Licensing Desk for information on obtaining an Animal Facility License Application.

Business Licensing Desk
(714) 796-6429

Business Licensing regulates and licenses animal-related businesses including:

  • Commercial Stables
  • Pet Shops
  • Grooming Parlors
  • Mobile Groomers 
  • Commercial Kennels
  • Temporary and Permanent Animal Exhibitions
  • Circuses
  • Rodeos
  • Pony Rides
  • Zoos
  • Fish Stores 
  • Aviaries
  • Exotic Animals 

Routine inspections are conducted to ensure the animals are properly cared for and adequate records are kept. Complaints received from the public involving the welfare of any animal in a licensed facility are investigated. Citizens observing any of the following conditions at an animal-related business should report it to OC Animal Care at (714) 935-6848:

  • Cruelty to animals
  • Sick or injured animals
  • Lack of healthful food and potable water 
  • Unsanitary facilities