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Chico Municipal Code Section 7.08.020 requires licensing for any dog in the city over the age of four (4) months for a period longer than thirty (30) days after it has attained the age of four (4) months, and in the case of a dog that is brought into the city that is over four (4) months of age for a period longer than thirty (30) days after it is brought into the city.
There is an exception in the case where a dog brought to into the city bears an unexpired license issued by Butte County or any incorporated city in Butte County. In such a case licensing shall not be required by the city until the expiration of the existing license.
If you have questions about licensing your dog, please contact the Chico Animal Shelter at (530) 894-5630 or the City Finance office at (530) 879-7320. For more information about the City Animal Shelter and the services they offer, visit their website.