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It’s time for a new pet license and dog park pass

Post Date:12/30/2019 2:37 p.m.

Ankeny residents are encouraged to purchase their pet license and annual dog park pass now for 2020.

Pet licenses are required by law for all dogs and cats living within Ankeny city limits. The license fee is $10 per pet and current certificate of rabies vaccination is required at time of application. All pets six months and older must have a current license in Ankeny. Residents are allowed up to four dogs or four cats or a combination not exceeding four animals per household on a residentially zoned lot.

Annual dog park passes are $25 for residents and $35 for nonresidents. All dogs visiting the park are required to have a park pass as well as a current pet license.  Park passes are good through Dec. 31, 2020.

Pet licenses and annual dog park passes may be purchased at City Hall, 410 West First St., or the Ankeny Parks & Recreation Office, 220 W. First St., Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. An application is also is available at The form, payment and a copy of vaccination verification can then be mailed to City Hall for processing. A $1 postage fee per license is required for renewals by mail. The deadline for obtaining a pet license is March 31, 2020.

For more information about licensing your pet or annual dog park passes, visit

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