Contact

559-324-2450

For after-hour emergencies – situations that involve injured animals or the presence of a vicious animal – please call the Clovis Police Department’s non-emergency number (559-324-2800)

Clovis Municipal Code

What the Law Allows

The laws in Clovis regarding pets are designed for the safety and security of both animals and residents. All dogs and potbellied pigs must be licensed and vaccinated. When off an owner’s private property, dogs must be on leash.

Household Limits

The household limit for the City of Clovis – established for the safety and security of animals and residents – specifies a maximum number of pets.  Please refer to CMC 6.1.301 for specifics. For further details about limits or other regulations regarding animals and pets, contact Clovis Animal Services at 324-2450.

Clovis Municipal Code Animal Regulations »

Clovis Dog Licenses

Currently, the City of Clovis requires owners to license their dog(s) or Vietnamese potbellied pig(s) over the age of 4 months. Clovis does require that any animal, except a cat, shall be restrained with a leash. The owner of a Vietnamese potbellied must also show registration with a nationally recognized registry to assure that the animal is a potbellied pig and not an agricultural variety at the time they register with the City. If you have a current dog or Vietnamese potbellied pig license with another governmental agency and your dog/pig has a current anti-rabies vaccination, you are not required to pay a license fee until that license expires. You must, however, register your dog(s)/pig(s) with the City within 10 days after becoming a resident of Clovis. You will be given a City of Clovis license tag at a cost of five dollars ($5.00).

All dog owners are required to provide their dog(s) with collars to which the license tag can be attached. All dogs are required to wear their tag at all times. Vietnamese potbellied pigs are not required to wear their tag but the owner must show proof of licensing. If you lose your animal’s tag a replacement tag can be purchased for one dollar ($1.00).

How can I get a license?

There are four ways to obtain a license for your dog or pig:

  • You can visit City Hall during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday) and purchase a license in person at the cashier’s window. You may pay by cash, check, or credit card.
  • You can visit the Animal Receiving & Care Center located at 908 Villa Avenue (behind Letterman Park) during the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. You may pay by cash, check, or credit card.
  • You can visit the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center located at 85 Temperance Avenue, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday. You may pay by cash, check, or credit card.
  • You can mail a copy of your animal’s rabies certificate (and spay or neuter certificate if applicable) and a check or money order to 1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612. Your request will be processed and returned to you in approximately 10 business days.

You will need to bring or mail a copy of the animal’s rabies certificate (and spay or neuter certificate, if applicable) when licensing your animal.

How much will a license cost?

Spayed or Neutered

One Year License: $5
Two Year License: $10
Three Year License: $15
Replacement Tag: $1
License Transfer: $5

Not Spayed or Neutered

One Year License: $25
Replacement Tag: $1
License Transfer: $5