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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. No penalty will apply until April 1.
When finished, please return the completed application with a current certificate of rabies vaccination in-person or by mail to:
410 W. First St.
Ankeny, IA 50023
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220 W. First St.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications submitted by mail will be assessed an additional $1 processing fee. Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 515-965-6400 with any questions.
Why should I get a pet license?
Licensing your pet improves the chances of having your animal returned to you should they become lost or run away and helps the City of Ankeny ensure that pets are vaccinated.
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 if a pet is picked up by Animal Control. Remember: The cost of a license is far less than being caught without one!
Get an Ankeny Dog Park Pass!
Take 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 Dec. 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!
- Download a copy of the Ankeny Dog Park Release of Liability form (PDF)
- More information about the Ankeny Dog Park.