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License Required for Cats

License Required for dogs and cats LBMC 6.08.010 - License Required.

B. Cat license. No person responsible for any cat shall have such cat, male or female, over the age of four (4) months, within the city without at all times having upon such cat either a tag as provided in Subsection B.1. below, or a microchip as provided in Subsection B.2. below.

1.Tag. The tag shall be securely fastened to a collar or harness as provided in this chapter. Said tag may be issued at any time during the calendar year and may be issued for a period of twelve (12) months. The tag shall be obtained from the director, inscribed with the letters and words "LONG BEACH" and with the serial number of the tag. The tag shall be sufficient only during the period for which the tag is issued.

2.Microchip. In place of the tag and collar described in Subsection B.1. above, a person responsible for a cat may instead ensure that the cat bears an identifiable microchip. For the purposes of this chapter, the term "microchip" shall mean the injection of an identification chip below the skin of an animal performed by a veterinarian, registered veterinary technician or other qualified staff. The person responsible for such cat shall obtain an annual license at such times and in the manner as specified in Section 6.08.030

For licensing information please visit the Pet Licensing page where you may also purchase your license online.