Pet Licensing

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Customer Service Center
405 6th Street
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. Pet owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination before the license will be issued.

Pet Poster

2020 Pet License Fees effective December 1, 2019:

Neutered or Spayed Dog: $15 per pet
Non Neutered or Non Spayed Dog: $50 per pet
Neutered or Spayed Cat: $15 per pet
Non Neutered or Non Spayed Cat: $31 per pet

A late penalty of $15 per license will be added to the original fee when a license is renewed after March 1st, an additional $20 after April 1st, and an additional $25 after May 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. Click here for a Pet License Application.

Excess Domestic Animals Permit

The total number of pets allowed per City Code 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.

Be a safe and responsible pet owner brochure