The City is a member of a regional Joint Powers Authority (JPA) for the provision of Animal Control Services. The County of Marin serves as the lead agency under the JPA and contracts directly with the Marin Humane Society for animal control services and pet adoptions. Under this contract, the Marin Humane Society provides animal control services to the City of Belvedere. Costs for services are collected by the Marin Humane Society and remitted to the County. These revenues are used to offset the local agency costs. Each member agency contributes the difference between the fees collected and the services provided under the contract. The City pays approximately $16,000 to $18,000 per year for Animal Control Services.
Some information and links from the Humane Society Website: