City of West Des Moines Dog  & Cat Licenses

Informational Brochure

 

 CITY PET LICENSE FEE

 

DETAILS            

Altered Cat  $17 
  • Date of current rabies vaccination is required at the time of purchase
  • Proof of spay or neutering is needed if you are licensing a pet at the altered rate for the first time. This is often indicated on the animal's rabies vaccination certificate.
  • Permits are valid for one calendar year (January 1 - December 31)
Intact Cat  $24 
  • Date of current rabies vaccination is required at the time of purchase           
  • Permits are valid for one calendar year (January 1 - December 31)
Altered Dog  $19
  • Date of current rabies vaccination is required at the time of purchase
  • Proof of spay or neutering is needed if you are licensing a pet at the altered rate for the first time. This is often indicated on the animal's rabies vaccination certificate.
  • Permits are valid for one calendar year (January 1 - December 31)
Intact Dog  $29 
  • Date of current rabies vaccination is required at the time of purchase
  • Permits are valid for one calendar year (January 1 - December 31)
Service Animal  $0 
  • Date of current rabies vaccination is required at the time of purchase
  • Permits are valid for one calendar year (January 1 - December 31)
  • Service animals are not eligible for the $5 / dog discount

You are required by law to annually license all pets 6 months or older

Pet license are due by April 30

On or after May 1, a $25/pet late fee will apply*
     *New residents and/or new pets are not subject to late fee but must license within 30 days

In accordance with City Code, it is unlawful for an owner to harbor or house on their premises more than 4 animals over the age of 6 months

The license tags you will receive are permanent tags designed to last many years and the number on the tag is your pet's permanent identifier

      

 

City Pet Licenses can also be purchased at the following locations and times:

West Des Moines City Hall
Finance Department
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
8am-5pm, Monday-Friday
515-222-3580

Please contact us at (515) 222-3600 or at WestPet@wdm.iowa.gov with questions.

Raccoon River Dog Park Information 

*All dogs residing in the City of West Des Moines are required by law to have a City Pet License in order to purchase a Raccoon River Dog Park Annual Permit and users are required to purchase a Dog Park Permit to utilize the facility.

 

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