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Business Licensing

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

Business Licensing Desk
(714) 796-6429