Pet License Requirements
See Pet License Fees
- All dogs and cats over four months of age in Minneapolis are required to be licensed and wear collars with the license tag attached.
- Rabbits and ferrets are also required to be licensed in Minneapolis. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided (or self-certified) for ferrets.
- There is no license fee for service dogs certified by a recognized service program (i.e., free). Please license by calling 311 agents Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or on the weekends 8 a.m. to 4:30p p.m.
- Your cat and/or dog are required to wear their license at all times, with the license hung from the collar and clearly visible. This will make it much easier to identify and return your lost pet. Failure to comply with this ordinance (64.20) (which does not apply to rabbits or ferrets) may result in a fine and/or court appearance.
- Annual pet licenses expire one year from the date of purchase.
- If your pet is deceased and was licensed with MACC, please let us know by sending your name, address and pet’s name by calling 311 or emailing Pet.Licensing@minneapolismn.gov
- Individuals who receive public means-tested assistance or who have limited income (less than $40,000/year for a family of four) can purchase a license at a reduced cost. They must apply in person at MACC to verify income. We will accept a wide range of items to prove income eligibility for the lower-cost license. For instance, food stamps, Medicaid, Free or Reduced Lunch Program (Public Schools, Social Security Disability (SSD), Minnesota Care (MNCare) or Medical Assistance (MA), Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), HUD Setion 8 Housing, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Major VA Disability, Temporary Assisance for Needy Families (TANF) - Formerly AFDC, or Unemployment. A client may also bring his or her most recent income tax return showing income of less than $40,000 per household.
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Last updated Dec 19, 2014