Brooklyn Park
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Pets and animals

You can only have three animals over six months old at your home. All pets must be licensed. Please keep your animals safe and clean up after them.

Pigs, chickens and goats community engagement summary

Earlier this year, we asked residents what they thought about allowing pigs, chickens and goats in Brooklyn Park. The community engagement period on this issue ran from April through August. Outreach was completed online (website, emails, social media) and in-person at various events throughout the city. 

You can view the commuity engagement summary here. 

You can see the fact sheets on each animal here:

What are the steps I need to take for my pet?

  • You must get a pet license with the City if your pets are older than six months.
  • Your pets must be vaccinated to prevent rabies
  • In order to get a pet license,  you must present a certificate of vaccination from your veterinarian.
  • Make sure your pet wears their license tags at all times.

See pet license

Dog getting vacinated


Dogs must wear dog tags


Taking care of your pets in the neighborhood

  • You are required to clean up after your pet.
  • Your pets must be on a leash whenever they are off of your property.
  • Prevent conflict by avoiding too much noise (barking).
Leashed dog


Dog poop clean up

Clean up

Where can I take my dog without a leash?

Brooklyn Park offers two dog parks; Brookdale Park and the Environmental Nature Area. Leashes are required in all other parks and trails.

View more information on our dog parks

What if my animal bites people or animals?

  • They may be labeled as potentially dangerous or dangerous.
  • If labeled dangerous, the person keeping the dangerous animal must meet certain conditions or you will be guilty of a criminal offense.

See animal control

What animals are not allowed as pets?

  • Animals that are considered wild by nature or pose a danger to the community.
  • Farm animals living on property not zoned as farmland (5 acres or more).
  • Birds/fowl such as ducks, pigeons, or chickens living on property that is not zoned as farmland.

Not allowed


Not allowed


Not allowed


Not allowed


Not allowed

Baby ducks

Not allowed

Can I raise bees?

The City allows beekeeping! Here are some helpful tips about beekeeping:

  • An approved registration is required to keep bees.
  • Neighbors will receive a notification before registration is approved.
  • Beekeepers are required to have bee education.
  • Hives are not allowed in the front yard and must be located at least 10 feet from rear and side property lines and 20 feet from public right-of-ways.

View more information about beekeeping

Backyard beehive starter kit


Bee boxes




Wild animals

Living in Brooklyn Park, you might see non-domestic wildlife. Don't feed the wildlife including deer and squirrels. It is not allowed and can attract unwanted animals to neighboring properties.

The Humane Society has some information about wildlife you may encounter.

Learn about wild animals from the Humane Society

Reporting violations

For animal, feces, fowl or unapproved animals

Phone and email

Pang Yang
Code Enforcement and Public Health
Email Pang Yang

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For animal noise, loose animals, dangerous animal, animal bites, more than 3 pets on property or wild animals

Police Department

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