Pets, Equines, Animals
Pets in Residential Zones
In all residential zones, the keeping of pets of a type readily classifiable as being customarily incidental to a permitted principal residential use is permitted when no commercial activity is involved.
The keeping of equine animals for recreational purposes only is hereby permitted provided no equine shall be permitted on a building site containing less than 10,000 square feet of land area. The number of equines kept for noncommercial purposes is established as follows:
| Square Footage of Land Area
||Maximum Number of Equine Animals
|10,000 - 14,000 (14,999)
|15,000 - 24,000 (24,999)
|25,000 - 34,999
|35,000 - 44,999
|45,000 and over
Lot square footage relates to that which is owned or leased contiguous land in the aggregate. The maximum number of adult equines for any 1 building site shall be 6. The offspring of such animals shall be considered adults when 8 months old.
Wild and Exotic Animals
The keeping of wild, exotic, or non-domestic animals shall be prohibited in all residentially-zoned properties.
Animal Control and Shelter Services
Animal control and shelter services in the City of Villa Park are provided by Orange County Animal Care (OCAC). Under this agreement, OCAC provides the city with the following services:
- Field Services
Impounding stray animals, picking-up injured wildlife, cruelty investigations, issuance of citations, nuisance complaints, etc.
- Special Services
Facility and pet licensing
- Shelter Services
Receiving animals from the public, providing low cost vaccination clinics, pet adoptions, etc.
Orange County Animal Care
1630 Victory Road
Tustin, CA 92782
Animal Care Center Hours
Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Receiving animals at Animal Care Center Gate
7:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Call Center Hours
Daytime: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (714) 935-6848
Phone: (949) 249-5160
Nighttime: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Phone: (714) 935-7158
Licensing Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fax: (714) 935-6373