Animal Laws & Permits

Butte County Animal Control promotes and enforces animal laws stated in the Butte County Animal County Code.

Animal Control in Your City

View a list of local Animal Control Agencies in Butte County and learn which one you should call based on where you live.

Visit the Animal Control in Your City page for more information.

Report an Animal Issue

Animal issues include stray or loose animals, injured or sick animals, abandoned or neglected animals, abused animals, and more. Please be prepared to provide detailed information about the issue being reported, including photos of the animal if possible.

Visit the Report an Animal Issue page for more information.

Kennel Permits

Prior to applying for a kennel permit, you must first determine if your property is zoned for a kennel. Learn about the laws and regulations for owning and operating a kennel in Butte County.

Visit the Kennel Permits page for more information.

Exotic Animal Permits

Butte County loves animals of all kinds. Possession of rare and exotic animals requires an application process and education about the Butte County Animal Code.

Visit the Exotic Animal Permits page for more information.