In addition to the Impound Fee, there is a $6 per day, per animal, Daily Board and Care fee. An additional non spayed/neuter fee can be charged in addition to impound fees and daily impound fees.
Per State Law and County Ordinance, all Dogs over the age of 3 months must be vaccinated for Rabies and all Dogs over the age of 4 months must have a County License
How you can obtain a county license for your dog:
Mariposa Sheriffs Animal Facility - 5012 Fairgrounds Dr.- Please call ahead to insure staff is in the facility and not out on calls, 209-966-3615.
The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office at 5099 Old Highway- Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Administrative Office.
By mail at P.O. Box 276, Mariposa, CA 95338, please include a copy of your rabies certificate, a copy of your spay/neuter certificate as well as the appropriate payment amount. Please do not mail cash. Make checks or money orders out to Mariposa County. All documents will be returned to you.
Unaltered Dog $6.50 per year and Altered Dog $3.25 per year
Please bring your rabies certificate, spay/neuter certificate as well as the appropriate payment amount.
Facts You Should Know
A rabies tag is not a county license. You must purchase a county license even if you have a rabies tag for your dog.
Your county license does expire and must be renewed.
Your dog must have a current rabies vaccination in order to obtain a county license.
Per state law rabies shots can be given once the dog is three months old.
Per state law dogs are given a one year rabies shot if under a year old, if it is the first rabies shot given (if over a year old) or if you do not have proof of prior rabies vaccination no matter the age of the dog.
Spay / Neuter Information
Animal Control does not have a low cost spay/neuter program. You can contact local veterninarians for spay/neuter options or for low cost spay/neuter options you can contact: