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Department of Public Health
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(888) 700-9995


You are required to have a public health license under Los Angeles County Code Title 8 if:

  • You have 5 or more horses, ponies, mules or donkeys
  • You have 10 or more animals of the same or different classifications of horses, cow, sheep, goat or pig species
  • You have 50 or more rabbits or hares
  • You have 500 or more poultry or wild fowl
You may be exempt from paying a license fee if:

  • You own less than 10 horses, ponies, mules or donkeys
  • You do not operate a boarding facility or receive income from the use of your animals
  • You belong to a 4-H club, Future Farmers of America or a similar recognized group which is an organized program to encourage student participation in agricultural activities, and the animals are for that purpose
Contact the Vector Management office for more information about animal keeping facilities, the regulations for animal keeper public health licenses and how to obtain a license at the Administrative Headquarters of Environmental Health in Baldwin Park: (626) 430-5450.
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