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Cat adoptions are $50 and include spay/neuter and one veterinarian check.
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Animals can be licensed at the Hesperia Animal Shelter during regular business hours. Fees are as follows:
Unaltered dog: $70 for one year; $130 for two years; $200 for three years.
Altered dog: $13 for one year; $24 for two years; $33 for three years.
Senior Citizen with altered dog: $8 for one year; $14 for two years; $20 for three years.
Every resident in the City who owns, has an interest in, harbors and feeds, or has the care, charge, custody or possession of a dog four months of age or over and whether such dog is confined or not, shall obtain a City dog license for such a dog.
While a dog is being used as a guard dog within the city, it must have a city dog license and the license tag must be securely fixed to the dog’s collar regardless of where the owner resides and whether a license has been obtained for that jurisdiction.
Although not required by law, we recommend that you license your cat also. Having a license tag will ensure that your cat will be returned home if it is impounded by Animal Services.
Licenses may be purchased at Hesperia Animal Services office located at 11011 Santa Fe Avenue, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 947-1700. Every animal licensed must provide a valid rabies certificate and sterility certificate if applicable.
Staff will arrange for a spay/neuter appointment with a veterinarian for those pets adopted from the Hesperia Animal Shelter; fees for that service are included in the adoption price.
Many factors are considered when choosing an animal available for adoption, such as:
Here are some options to be considered:
An animal which has bitten someone will be quarantined for 10 days, either at the owner’s home or at the animal shelter. It is recommended that any person bitten by an animal seek medical attention, especially if bitten by cats.
Cat bites are known to cause serious infections to humans. Special attention and notification should be taken if bitten by a bat, skunk, fox, or coyote.
The animals are available for adoption or owner redemption on the fourth day. The owners are required to show proof of current rabies vaccination, a Hesperia animal license or some type of proof of ownership. Owners must show proof that a dog is spayed or neutered or a State-mandated additional fee must be charged.
Unaltered, unlicensed dogs and cats will be neutered before being returned to the owner. If you live outside the City of Hesperia, call the animal control agency for your jurisdiction to report animal problems.
City Council elections are held in November of even-numbered years and are consolidated with the statewide general election. The nomination period for candidates running for a City Council seat begins in mid-July and concludes in mid-August. For more information, contact the City Clerk at (760) 947-1007 or email the City Clerk.
If the item is not on the agenda, the Mayor will call for you to speak during the Joint Public Comment section of the agenda. Speakers are limited to three minutes per item. In compliance with the Brown Act, Council Members will not take any action at council meetings for non-agendized items but may direct staff to contact you at a later date or obtain more information about your concern.
A request for a proclamation must be made in writing to the City Clerk’s Office at least three (3) weeks prior to the date that will be proclaimed or the date the document will be presented. Each request is subject to City approval. Requests may be submitted by simply accessing the Proclamation link, provided on the City Clerk’s webpage, completing the online form and clicking "submit."
While this means that Hesperia residents are not required to source separate items at the curb, residents are still encouraged to bundle their green waste separately, as well as their paper items, which are unusable if contaminated by liquids or food.
The City of Hesperia has currently suspended the Mortgage Assistance Program due to lack of funding. The program will resume when a new funding source is secured.
If your driveway requires repair, and more than two weeks have passed since the completion of road work, call Public Works Inspection at (760) 947-1434.
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To obtain a release for vehicles towed for vehicle code or criminal violations you will need a valid driver’s license, $50 cash, current registration and the owner of the vehicle must be present when the release is issued.
If your vehicle was towed due to a drunk-driving violation, you will need to come to the station for a release and pay the City’s DUI charge of $400.00 either cash or credit card.If your vehicle was impounded for 30 days, it will be held for the entire 30-day period unless that time is reduced through our tow hearing process. If you believe there are valid, mitigating circumstances related to the 30-day impound of your vehicle, you may request a tow hearing by calling police department within 10 days of the tow.If you have any questions or would like more information, please call the Hesperia Police Department at (760) 947-1500.
There is a complete set of instructions printed on the back of the notice that was issued to you.
If this is your first notice, then it serves as a warning and there is no fine involved. If you are issued subsequent notices, you are subject to a fine. Fines can only be paid in the Water Department office at City Hall.
If you believe there are valid, mitigating circumstances related to your violation of the party ordinance, you may request a mitigation hearing by calling the City of Hesperia Building and Safety Department within 10 days of the notice date.If you have any questions or would like more information, you can reach the Building and Safety Department at (760) 947-1300.
In order to obtain a copy of a report you must be an involved party, and not listed as a suspect. Please call the Hesperia Police Station's Records Department at (760)947-1500 for the status of your report. There is a $10 charge for each report copy, payable by cash or credit card. The Police Department cannot release reports if a juvenile is involved. If the juvenile is a suspect in a case, please contact the Juvenile District Attorney's Office. If the juvenile is a victim or involved party in a case, please contact the Sheriff's Civil Liabilities Division at (909) 387-0613.
Traffic collision reports may be released to an involved party or the registered or legal owner of an involved vehicle. Major Injury or Fatal traffic collisions are generally available 90 days after the incident date, however may take up to six months to be completed. If a crime report has been referred to a detective for review, the report may only be released upon approval of the detective. If you are the victim of domestic battery or spousal abuse, you are eligible to obtain a copy of the report as soon as it is complete.
When a criminal case is submitted to the District Attorney's Office for review, the Police Department may not release the report to anyone. To obtain a copy of the report, please contact the District Attorney's Office at (760) 243-8600.
If you are listed as the suspect in a criminal report, the Police Department will not release the report to you unless the case has been adjudicated. Insurance agencies and law firms may obtain a copy of a police report by sending a formal written request letter to the Hesperia Police Department, along with a $10.00 check made out to the City of Hesperia.
Complaints may be filed online or by contacting the Hesperia Police Department by telephone or in person. Please ask for a supervisor or Watch Commander. If a supervisor is not available, any employee can direct you to the online procedure on how to file a complaint. For more complete information regarding the Department's complaint process please visit the Sheriff's Department Citizen Complaint page.
Live Scans are scheduled by appointment only. Please call the Hesperia Police Station at (760) 947-1500 to set up an appointment.
The Police Department charges $10 to roll the fingerprints. The California Department of Justice charges range from $25 to $100 depending on the purpose of the fingerprinting. Generally, the exact charge is unknown until the information is entered into the system.
The discharge of a firearm within the City limits is generally illegal, and there are no authorized shooting ranges within the City of Hesperia. However, there are several recreational and competitive shooting venues within the Victor Valley. For further information please visit the Bureau of Land Management website.
The riding of ATVs and other off-road vehicles is prohibited within the City limits. However, there are several recreational ATV / OHV riding venues and areas within the Victor Valley. For further information visit the Bureau of Land Management website.
Crime reports and mapping help residents see and understand where crime is occurring in their neighborhood and engage with their local law enforcement agency. For information on annual crime statistics in the City of Hesperia visit: Annual Crime Statistics. For information on crime mapping in your neighborhood visit: Crime Map.
The W-9 Form: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification must be on file with Purchasing prior to award of a bid or contract.
Once you have submitted the vendor application, your company's name will be placed on the City's Bidder Database and available to departments seeking your goods or services.
Follow these steps to check for a water leak on your property:
Another method is to record the meter reading and also the position of the dial and return later to see if the reading is higher or if the dial has moved.
To check for a toilet leak, flush the toilet and while the reservoir is still filling, add two drops of food coloring to the water in the reservoir. Wait 15 to 30 minutes. If the water in the bowl changes color, the flapper valve needs to be replaced.
A broken sprinkler head wastes a large amount of water when the sprinklers are operating. You can check for this type of leak by observing all of your sprinkler heads while each station is running.
Once you have determined water is leaking, you may need to call a plumber or handyman to assist in finding and repairing it.
The following are Stage 2 watering restrictions: - The use of potable water to irrigate outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours of measurable rainfall is prohibited. - Operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily, and prominently display notice of such option in each guestroom. - Irrigation of landscapes with potable water outside newly constructed homes and buildings shall not be in a manner inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission. Additionally, all Hesperia water customers are required to eliminate nonessential uses of water, including the following: - No water provided by the district shall be used for the purposes of washing down hard surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, and parking lot areas, except as specifically permitted by the district for public health and safety reasons such as washing down flammable or otherwise dangerous liquids or substances. - No water shall runoff to adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures when watering outdoor landscape. - When washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailer houses or other type of mobile equipment, a shut-off hose nozzle is required. - Parks, golf courses and school grounds which use water provided by the district shall be irrigated between the hours of 11pm and 5am. Additionally, turf areas in excess of 1,000 square feet will be required to use soil moisture sensors and rain shut-off valves as part of their irrigation system. The District greatly appreciates and anticipates that each customer will comply with the use restrictions identified above so that all of the District’s customers will continue to receive safe, adequate and reliable water service. Those unwilling to reduce their water consumption may face fines for non-compliance.
You may water your landscape and turf any day of the week, but during the summer season (June-September) it is recommended that watering takes place from 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM and during the winter season (October-May) it is recommended that watering takes place from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. However, no water shall runoff to adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures when watering outdoor landscaping.
The average American shower uses 17.2 gallons of water and most Americans take an average of an 8.2 minute shower. By simply shortening our showering time to around 5 minutes and installing low flow shower heads, we can save up to 12.5 gallons with a low flow shower head and up to 25 gallons with a standard 5.0 gallon per minute shower head. The Hesperia Water District encourages all our customers to increase their water conservation in whatever ways they can and as you can see by making small changes, like shorter shower times, we can make a real impact in conserving our most precious natural resource.