Fees and Fines

 

IMPOUND FEES    
CAT Altered Unaltered*
First Impound $30 $30 + Penalty $35
Second Impound $50 $50 + Penalty $50
Third Impound $75 $75 + Penalty $100
Fourth/Subsequent Impounds $75 $75 + Penalty $100
     
DOG Altered Unaltered*
First Impound $75 $75 + Penalty $35
Second Impound $115 $115 + Penalty $50
Third Impound $195 $195 + Penalty $100
Fourth/Subsequent Impounds $225 $225 + Penalty $100
*Unaltered animal penalty fee provided under California Food and Agricultural Code Sections 30804.7 and 37151.7
     
LIVESTOCK    
Large: First Impound $200  
Large: Second/Subsequent Impound $250  
Small: First Impount $75  
Small: Second/Subsequent Impound $125  
A.C. Officer Services $75/hour min. 2 hours (after hours)  
     
BOARD FEES    
Cats $20/day  
Dogs $25/day  
Other $25  
     
LICENSE FEES-DOGS    
Altered - one year $29  
Unaltered - one year only $100 with Unaltered Animal Certificate  
Late Penalty $15  
Sr. Citizen (65+, altered) $29  
Unaltered Animal Certificate (dog & cat) $250 (one time as long as owner remains at address)
Exemption from Unaltered Animal Certificate $15 + License Fee  
Ad $1 for mail-in or walk-in processing $1  
QUARANTINE FEES    
Home Quarantine (Field Check) $75  
Shelter Quarantine $50 + daily board fees  
     
SERVICE FEES    
Microchip for impounded animal $25  
Microchip/walk-in service $15  
Dog/Cat Trap Rental n/c  
Dog Humane Trap Deposit $255  
Cat Humane Trap Deposit $70  
Trap Processing Fee (nuisance animal removal) $10  
Pick-Up Animal in a Trap $75  
Pick-Up of Owned Animal $75  
Pick-Up and Disposal of Deceased Animal on Private Property $85  
Use of Livestock Trailer $100/$150 (1st/2nd time)  
Owner Surrender of Dog $50 (only for dogs not residing in Santa Cruz County)  
Owner Surrender of Cat $35 (only for cats not residing in Santa Cruz County)  
Nuisance Abatement Appeals Fee (County) $75  
Non-sufficient Funds Check Fee $40  
     
Puppy Training Deposits $100 - $200  
     
Protective Custody Fees:    
Owner Arrest $75/hour (2 hr. minimum after hours)  
Confiscate/Humane $75/hr (2 hr. minimum after hours)  
Emergency $25  
     
Owner Requested Euthanasia $50 + Disposal  
     
Disposal of Owned Dead Animals:    
$30 up to 19 lbs.  
$40 20-69 lbs.  
$55 70-99 lbs.  
$70 100 lbs. and up  
     
Refund Processing Fee $25  
Animal Control Officer Services $75/hour (2 hr. minimum after hours)  
Field Return of Owned Animal $75  
   
SPAY/NEUTER FEES FOR IMPOUNDED ANIMALS  
Cats    
Neuter $55  
Spay $80  
     
Dogs    
Neuter 30 lbs./under $100  
Neuter 50 lbs./under $110  
Neuter 75 lbs./under $120  
Neuter 99 lbs. /under $130  
Neuter +100 lbs. $150  
     
Spay 30 lbs./under $100  
Spay 50 lbs./under $120  
Spay 75 lbs./under $130  
Spay 99 lbs./under $160  
Spay +100 lbs. $190  
     
ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION FEES  
Failure to license 1st offense in one year $100  
  2nd offense in one year $200  
  3rd offense in one year $500  
   
Failer to microchip  
  First offense in one year $100  
  Second offense in one year $200
  Third offense in one year $500
   
Failure to provide rabies vaccination 1st offense in one year $100  
2nd offense in one year $200  
  3rd offense in one year $500  
     
Failure to display license (each dog) $50  
       
Failure to spay or neuter dog or cat over 6 months, unless owner holds unaltered animal certificate 1st offense in one year $250  
2nd offense in one year $500  
3rd offense in one year $750  
     
       
Dog running at large 1st offense $100
  2nd offense $200
  3rd offense $250
     
Dog off leash 1st offense $50
  2nd offense $150
  3rd offense $250
     
Safety of animal in parked vehicle   $250
     
Failure of owner to pick up after dog or cat defecating, per offense: $100
     
Habitual noisy animals (6.12.090) $100
     
Permitting livestock to trespass, per offense $200
     
All first offense recommended penalties not subject to cure will be reduced by 50% if they are paid in full by 5:00 pm on first business day following issuance.
 
*Citations for failure to license will be dismissed if cured within 7 calendar days, including day of issuance.
     
**Citations for failure to microchip will be dismissed if cured within 7 calendar days, including day of issuance.
 
***Citations for failure to provide rabies vaccination will be dismissed if cured within 7 days, including day of issuance.
     
****Citations for failure to spay or neuter dog or cat over 6 months old, unless owner holds unaltered animal certificate will be dismissed is ASA receives evidence that animal was spayed or neutered within 30 calendar days, including day of issuance.