Animal Establishment / Kennel Permit

Operating a commercial kennel, private kennel, pet shop, pet grooming parlor, animal menagerie, animal shelter or horse establishment within the City of Morgan Hill will require an Animal Establishment/Kennel Permit.

Inspection of Premises Required

  • As a condition to the issuance or renewal of an Animal Establishment Permit, the Animal Services Officer will inspect the facility.


  • Submit an Animal Establishment Permit Application (via email) 
  • Submit the following application documents (via email):
    • copy of current City of Morgan Hill Business License
    • floor plan of Premises including dimension of areas used for the animal establishment
  • Pay Animal Establishment / Kennel Permit Fee (billed electronically)
  • The applicant will be notified when the Animal Establishment Permit has been approved and will receive a signed copy.  The permit is to be available on the premises.

Please Note

Additional permits and licenses may be required.

State Guidance related to Covid-19