Pet License


Keep your pet safe! License them today!

Pet LicensePet ownership comes with a lot of responsibilities and licensing your pet is at the top of the list. Purchasing a pet license is easy, affordable and drastically improves your chances of having your animal returned to you should they become lost or run away.

Licensing lets people know that your animal is up-to-date on their vaccinations and license fees support the efforts of local animal shelters.

Failure to license your pets could result in a $50 fine for the first offense and $100 for subsequent offenses. The City also requires a $45 impound fee and $25 service fee. Remember: The cost of a license is far less than being caught without one! 

Download the Application

Ankeny residents are allowed up to four dogs, four cats or a combination not exceeding four animals per household on a residential lot. The license fee is $10 per pet and a current certificate of rabies vaccination is required at the time of application.

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. No penalty will apply until April 1, 2017.

Applications are also available at the Customer Service counters of both Ankeny-area Hy-Vee grocery stores:

North Ankeny Hy-Vee
410 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
OR Prairie Trail Hy-Vee
2510 SW State St.
Ankeny, IA 50023

7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday - Sunday

Get an Ankeny Dog Park Pass!

Ankeny Dog ParkTake advantage of Ankeny's 7.5 acres dog park, allowing dogs of all sizes to run freely in an entirely fenced in area! The park features a half acre pond, separate small and large dog areas and open green space for your dog to run.

Ankeny Dog Park passes are $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents. Park passes are good until December 31. After which, a new pass will need to be purchased for the next year.

Fill out and submit the Ankeny Dog Park Release of Liability form along with your Pet License application to take advantage of this unique amenity!

File the License

When finished, please return the completed application with a current certificate of rabies vaccination in-person or by mail to:

City of Ankeny
City Clerk's Office - City Hall
410 W. 1st Street
Ankeny, IA 50023 
OR  City of Ankeny
Parks and Recreation
220 W First St.
Ankeny, IA 50023 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Applications submitted by mail will be assessed an additional $1 processing fee


Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 515-965-6400.

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