Animal Control

The Code Compliance Division investigates animal complaints regarding the keeping, number of or the maintaining of any animal, reptile, or insect in a manner that poses a threat, disturbance, or menace to persons or property.  The treatment or suffering of animals is investigated by Animal Control.  To file a complaint regarding animal treatment or suffering please visit the Hemet Police Department Animal Control page.

The Hemet Municipal Code states in section 30-32[.1](1)(41) that the maintaining of any animal in violation of the Code may be declared a public nuisance.  The Hemet Municipal Code also states in section 90-77[g] the requirements for the number, type and keeping of different types of animals within the city limits of Hemet based on the zoning of a property.  If after reviewing the municipal code you still have questions regarding the regulations or to confirm the zoning of a certain piece of property, the Planning Division can be contacted at (951) 765-2375 or  You can also find more information on this web-site on the Planning Division page.