Regulatory Services

Minneapolis Animal Care
& Control

212 17th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

911 for Emergencies (Animal Attacks)

Call 311 (non-emergency issues)

612-673-MACC (6222)
Fax: 612-673-6255

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Do I Need a Pet License or an Animal Permit?

Pet licenses are required if you have 1, 2, or 3 pets in Minneapolis (dogs, cats, rabbits, or ferrets, in any combination).

Multiple Animal Permits are required if you have four (4) or more dogs, cats, rabbits, or ferrets, in any combination. The City of Minneapolis does not limit the number of pets a resident can own. However, if you have four or more pets, we ask that you complete an application and get signatures from your neighbors. We do this because owning six cats is a lot different (in terms of noise) than owning six dogs. If your neighbors have no issues with you owning more than four pets, the process is simple.

  1. Complete a Multiple Animal Permit Application
  2. Get signatures from your neighbors
  3. Submit the application with payment
  4. After your Multiple Animal Permit is approved, you need to license all your pets

Other Animal Permits

Last updated Jul. 31, 2013