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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 a 2017 pet tag will be $11.00 for neutered pets or $31.00 for intact pets. Pet owners must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination before the license will be issued. 
A penalty of an additional $2.00 per license applies to the original charge when the license is purchased after March 1st, an additional $4.00 is added after April 1st, and an additional $6.00 is added if the license is purchased after May 1st.
PIT BULLS - These penalties do not apply to pet tag renewals for PIT BULLS. If you are the owner of a pit bull you must renew your pet license BEFORE March 1st or the license will be deemed non-continuous and the pit bull 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 their 2017 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 on December 1st. The 2017 Pet License Renewal Notices will be mailed to pet owners the first week of December.
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 $10.00 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. You must contact the Customer Service Center at 712-224-7387 to begin the application process.

Click here for information on obtaining an Excess Animals Permit

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!