Every owner of a dog or a cat six(6) Months old or older shall produce a Pet license from the City Clerk’s Office each year. Penalty after March 31st.
Pet License Renewal Form (PDF)
Note: This document will open in a new window, if you are having trouble, make sure your browser’s popup blocker is set to allow popups from this site.
Pet Owner Responsibilities Brochure (PDF)
Pet License Ordinance
CAT AND DOG LICENSES
56.01 Annual License Required
56.02 Immunization Certificate
56.03 Issuance of License
56.01 ANNUAL LICENSE REQUIRED. Every owner of a cat or dog six (6) months old or older shall procure a license for such cat or dog from the Clerk’s office on or before the first day of January each year and shall pay to the Clerk a fee of $8.00 for each animal. Fees paid on or after April 1 each year shall be $15.00 for each license. An additional $1.00 charge shall be assessed for all fees paid and licenses issued by mail.”
56.02 IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE. No such license shall be issued until the owner shall procure for examination a certificate of a veterinarian licensed to practice in the State of Iowa that the cat or dog has been vaccinated against rabies and that the vaccination does not expire within six (6) months from the effective date of the license.
56.03 ISSUANCE OF LICENSE. Upon payment of the license fee and production of the certificate, the Clerk’s office shall issue to the owner a license which shall contain the name of the owner, the owner’s place of residence and a description of the cat or dog. Said license shall be executed in duplicate, one copy of which shall be retained by the Clerk’s office as a public record.
56.04 TAGS. The Clerk shall also issue and deliver to said owner a metal tag stamped with the number of the license and the year for which it is issued. The tag shall be worn at all times by the cat or dog for which the license is issued. Every cat or dog found off the property of its owner without said license tag attached to its collar or harness shall be deemed to be unlicensed.