Animal Control

The City of Signal Hill contracts with the City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau to provide animal care and control services.

Purchasing Dog Licenses

All dogs four months old or older are required to have a current dog license as stated in the Municipal Code. A permanent dog license tag is issued when a license is first purchased. A $5 fee is issued for replacement tags.

Signal Hill residents may purchase a dog license at the Community Services Department in the Signal Hill Public Library:
1800 E. Hill Street
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Or call Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387.

Licenses may be purchased online.

Required Information

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Certificate of sterility, if the dog has been spayed or neutered (reduces the licensing fee)
  • Current rabies inoculation certificate, good for the entire licensing period
  • History of prior licenses
  • Name, address, and phone number


The following fees are for a dog license, which is valid for 12 months:

  • Altered - $20
  • Unaltered - $95
  • Senior discount (60 years of age or older) - $10 (one altered dog per household only)
  • Late Fee (60 days past due date) - $30

Wildlife Resources 

Concerned about wild animals, including coyotes? Check out the following resources to learn more about wildlife in Signal Hill and how you can protect your pets and your property. For more information please visit the Long Beach Animal Care Services website.

Image of a coyote outside