Pet Licensing

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Customer Service Center
405 6th Street
712-224-7387
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, except holidays

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. License renewals are due by March 1st. The current fee for pet licensing is listed on the Pet Licensing Application. Pet owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination before the license will be issued.

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A late penalty of $2 per license  will be added to the original charge when a license is renewed after March 1st,  an additional $4 after April 1st, and an additional $6 after May 1st, with the exception of pit bulls.

Pit Bulls - Penalties do not apply to pet tag renewals for Pit Bulls. If you are a pit bull owner, you must renew your pit bull license BEFORE March 1st or the license will be deemed non-continuous and will no longer be exempt from the City-wide ban. You will not be allowed to re-license your continually-licensed pit bull in Sioux City if you do not renew BEFORE March 1st.

Pet owners may begin applying for pet license renewals beginning December 1st at the Customer Service Center, 405 6th Street; Sioux City Animal Adoption & Rescue, 2400 Hawkeye Drive; or participating veterinarians. Notices will be mailed out in December.

Excess Domestic Animals Permit

The total number of pets allowed is three (3) per residential unit, but no more than two of the same species.

No Permit Required - You own one (1) dog and two (2) cats or you own two (2) dogs and one (1) cat.

Permit Required - You own three (3) dogs or more or you own three (3) cats or more.

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 date issued.

You can find Excess Animal Information here. You must contact the Customer Service Center at 712-224-7387 to begin the application process.

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