Up to four mature cats and four mature dogs on one lot, building, structure, enclosure or premises are allowed. More than 4 mature animals requires a use permit for a cattery or kennel.
Mature is defined: six months or older for cats, four months or older for dogs. More than the allowable number is considered a cattery or kennel which is only allowed in certain zones, on parcels of a certain size and requires a conditional use permit. Contact the County Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to get permit and permitting information.
(See Section 130-38.7, 130-103 & 201-02 (D.13) of the Zoning Code)
Complaints of illegal cattery or kennel are received by Sacramento County Animal Control and Regulation, and properties that do not comply are subject to follow-up enforcement by Code Enforcement.
Household pets other than cats or dogs are not regulated by the zoning code. Domesticated animals kept for pleasure, in a cage, terrarium, aquarium or other confinement within the primary dwelling are not regulated by Code Enforcement as long as they are kept in a safe, healthy and nuisance-free condition.