Rabies & Animal Control Program
Don't wait until your dog(s) are lost, stolen or bite someone. Protect yourself and them from uneccessary costs and inconvenience. Modoc County ordiance requires you to license your dog(s) within 30 days of becoming a resident or acquiring a a dog or puppy over 4 months of age. Every dog owner is required to license their dog once a year. Also pet owners need to vaccinate their animals from rabies once every two years. Any dog in violation may be impounded, or as recommended by a veterinarian.
Licenses shall be obtained from the Environmental Health Department, by mail or during regular business hours, Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm. No license shall be issued until a certification of vaccination for rabies, valid for the license year is presented. Environmental Health, shall keep a record of all licenses issued. With each dog license there shall be issued a durable metal tag with number, year issued and a reference to the Modoc County.