Dog and Cat Licenses

Dogs and cats six months of age or older in West Des Moines must have a pet license, which renews on an annual basis. License renewals are accepted January 1 through April 30 of each year without penalty. On or after May 1, a $25 per pet late fee will be applied. Licenses purchased for newly acquired pets or for the pets of new residents are not subject to late fees if purchased within 30 days. Licenses must be submitted with proof of spay/neuter if applicable.

License Fees

  • Altered Cat: $17
  • Intact Cat: $24
  • Altered Dog: $19
  • Intact Dog: $29

Apply for or renew a license online


Print a dog or cat Westpet license application or renewal form.

Checks should be made payable to WestPet - City of West Des Moines. Please do not mail cash. Discounts are available for service animals. Documentation must be provided for first time service animal applications.

Mail completed application(s) with proof of spay/neuter or service animal documentation (if applicable) to:

WestPet - City of West Des Moines
P.O. Box 65320
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-0320

 For licensing questions, please call (515) 222-3600 or email us at


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