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License your pet, it's the law.

All pet licenses are valid for one (1) year and expire on December 31st of the license year.  The cost of the license is $10 for neutered pets or $30 for intact pets. Pets must have a current rabies vaccination before a license can be issued. 
A penalty of an additional $2 per license applies to the original charge when the license is obtained after March 1st; an additional $4 is added after April 1st; and an additional $6 is added if the license is obtained after May 1st.
Pet License Renewal Notices were mailed to pet owners the first week in December; pet owners may now apply for their 2014 Pet Licenses at the Customer Service Center in City Hall, 405 6th Street; Sioux City Animal Adoption and Rescue, 2400 Hawkeye Drive; or participating veterinarians.    
Please call 712-224-7387 for additional pet licensing information.

Click here for a Pet License Application

Excess Domestic Animals Permit

Excess Domestic Animals Permit information can be found in Sioux City Municipal Code, Title 7 Animals, Section 7.02.025 Maximum Number of Domestic Animals.  This section requires citizens to acquire a $10 permit if they exceed the maximum number of pets allowed.  The total number of pets allowed is three (3) per residential unit but no more than two (2) of the same species.

Examples: If you own three (3) dogs or more, or three (3) cats or more, a permit is required.  If you own two (2) dogs and one (1) cat or two (2) cats and one (1) dog, no permit is required.

All dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated before the permit can be issued. The Excess Animals Permit is valid for two (2) years from the issue date.

Click on the links below to access the information you need to apply for an Excess Animals Permit.

Click here for the Procedure to obtain an Excess Animals Permit

Click here for an Application to apply for an Excess Animals Permit

Click here for a copy of City Code Section 7.02.025 Maximum Number of Domestic Animals

If you have questions regarding the Excess Animals Permit application
please call 712-224-7387, Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.
Thank You!