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Pet Licenses

Licensing allows us to verify rabies vaccines and to contact owners if we recover lost pets.

What animals need a pet license?

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Animals not kept in cages that are 6 months old or older

What to bring when getting a license

When getting a pet license, bring your pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate. The pet license is good for the length of the vaccine.

Fill out the animal license application here (PDF) >

Fees for a pet license

  • $10.00 – $30.00 for neutered or spayed
  • $20.00 – $60.00 for not neutered or spayed

Brooklyn Park DMV hours:

8 a.m.-5 p.m.



Rules for keeping pets

  • The animal must wear the license tag at all times
  • No more than 3 animals over 6 months old per house (except commercial kennel)
  • Animals must be kept under restraint at all times, unless at an off-leash park

By ordinance “Public Nuisances” are animal which

  • Damages property, plantings or structures
  • Deposits fecal matter on public or private property of others
  • Scratches or bites persons while at large
  • Habitually barks, cries, or mews
  • Chases or approaches persons on public streets or sidewalks in a threatening manner

Animal is declared a nuisance after the owner has been notified of such acts and the nuisance must be abated within 48 hours.

What to do if my animal has been impounded

See Animal Control