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Animal Control

Animal Control Information - Licensing and Laws

Per City Code, dogs must be licensed annually.

Such license shall be due and payable between January 1 and May 1 of each year.

Any dog not licensed by May 1 incurs a $35.00 penalty.

The license cost for spayed/neutered dogs is $10.00 and unaltered dogs $15.00.

To license your dog, you need to bring in proof of current rabies vaccination to the City Clerk’s Office at 223 East Erie.

If your dog is picked up by animal control and does not have a current license, you will be subject to a fine for violation of this ordinance.

Number of Animals Limited: It is unlawful for any person to own, keep or harbor more than three (3) full grown dogs, on any one property within the corporate limits of the City. Any person served notice regarding the number of dogs owned, kept or harbored will have 48 hours from service of such notice to comply with Ordinance #459.

Also, per City Code, pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their animals.

To report a dog running at large, call the Police Department’s, nonemergency number, 712-642-2736. For information on lost dogs, contact the City Clerk’s office at 712-642-3502.

Reminders: Have your pet spayed or neutered.