Reports & Hearings

Release of Information

If you would like a copy of an Animal Control report, please complete the Animal Control Application for Release of Information and return via USPS mail, email, or in person. Report releases require supervisor approval, and a fee of $13 which needs to be collected prior to the reports release. (Please note: you may not request an animal bite report in which you are not directly involved). All other types of reports are released by the Palo Alto Police Dept.

Administrative Hearings

Public Administrative Hearings are held monthly (or as needed) regarding PAMC enforcement for Dangerous Animals. The most current meeting Zoom link will be posted here: (The public portion of the hearing will begin at 10am on the scheduled hearing date. Hearing participants and the public will be allowed into the hearing starting at 10am.)

Press Inquiries

Please go to to fill out a request. Your request will be responded to as time allows.