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Animal Control
Lost Dog?

For information regarding a lost or missing animal call the Police Department at 651-450-2525 during business hours.  Animals are taken to the South Saint Paul Animal Hospital when an owner can't be found.  They can be reached at 651-455-5897.  After hours call Dakota County Dispatch at 911.


Where to get a License

Dog licenses may be purchased at City Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (excluding official holidays). You must provide a copy of your pet's rabies vaccination.

Licenses expire every other year on May 1, and the current cost of a license is $20 if the dog is unaltered and $12 if the dog is neutered or spayed.

The City
annually hosts a dog license & rabies vaccination clinic for residents. The 2014 clinic will be held on Saturday, April 12th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Public Works Maintenance Facility, 8168 Barbara Avenue (just past City Hall). Call the City Clerk at (651) 450-2513 for more information.

The cost per vaccination is $15 and the clinic is limited to Inver Grove Heights residents only.


Licensing Requirements
City code prevents Inver Grove Heights residents from keeping more than three dogs at a time. A kennel license is required for four or more dogs over six months of age. Applications for a kennel license may be obtained from the City Clerk, (651) 450-2513.

City code also requires dogs over six months of age to be licensed. Licenses expire every other year on May 1, and the current cost of a license is $20 if the dog is unaltered and $12 if the dog is neutered or spayed. Evidence of a rabies vaccination is required to obtain a dog license.

Cats are not subject to licensing, but the city does encourage you to have your cat vaccinated for rabies.



Other Information

Dogs must be under owner control at all times. A dog must be on a leash no longer than six feet, or restrained by voice commands.


For complete information about Inver Grove Heights' pet ordinance, call the City Clerk at (651) 450-2513 or call Public Safety at (651) 450-2525.