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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be closed to all walk-in services for the public. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

Pet Licenses

Imperial County requires all dogs over 4 months of age to be licensed at the time of vaccinating against rabies. This also applies to our local cities within the Imperial County. In addition to this requirement your pet license is your dog's way home. Having your dog carrying his license at all times will help identify his/her owner when lost or found. A dog's license also helps your community keep tabs on pet population; helps fund animal and humane health programs (i.e., spay/neuter, rabies programs, animal waste removal/sanitation, etc.), and helps foster responsible pet ownership.

How to obtain a license

Contact your veterinarian or the animal control program in the city or county area you reside to determine what agency issues dog license and how to get one.