Multiple Animal Permits

What is the process?

Obtain a Multiple Animal Permit Application

Obtain a multiple animal permit application from animal services which can be downloaded here or picked up at our office location.

Submit Completed Application

Complete the application, listing all animals residing at the location for more than 30 days within a calendar year (days do not have to be consecutive). All dogs residing in the home must have a current and valid license. Submit the completed application along with payment to our office or mail it to:

San Luis County Animal Services

Attn: Permit Clerk

885 Oklahoma Ave.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Ph: (805) 781-4400

Submit an Extension Letter

The multiple animal permit allows for up to six (6) animals at a single residence within the city limit. If you are requesting a further extension of more than six (6) animals, you must submit an extension letter along with the application. The extension letter needs to have the names, breeds, description and alteration (whether they have been spayed or neutered) status of all animals to be housed, along with a statement of why you are requesting to exceed the limitations of the multiple animal permit.

Site Check

Once your application has been received, a site check will be conducted at random between the hours of 9am-4pm Monday through Saturday. Once the inspection is completed and the property approved, you will receive your permit certificate in the mail.

Renew Permit

Permits must be renewed annually and expire on 12/31 of the current year. Renewal forms are sent out in November of the current year for existing permit holders. If you are planning to renew your permit, the renewal form and payment must be postmarked by 12/31 to avoid a late fee. The late fee schedule is as follows:

1 to 30 days past due = 25% of permit price

31 to 60 days past due = 50% of permit price

61 to 90 days past due = 75% of permit price

Over 90 days past due = 100% of permit price

* If you choose not to renew your permit, please return the renewal form with a brief description of why you are not renewing, or contact the permit clerk at (805) 781-4416 or [email protected] - please be sure to include all necessary information.

Who is eligible?

This service is available to all San Luis Obispo County residents.

Is there a charge for this service?

A standard fee of $155 applies to all Multiple Animal Permit applications. 

When and where is this service offered?

Applications for a Multiple Animal Permit can be obtained by contacting Animal Services during normal business hours. All permits expire at the end of the calendar year and must be renewed annually.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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865 Oklahoma Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Tel: (805) 781-4400

Lost and Found Animal Recording: (805) 781-4407