Animal event permits
Before you begin
There are three classes of animal event permits:
- Private event (class A, $80 fee) – For hoofed or small animals at an event that is not open to the general public, like a wedding or birthday party
- Public event (class B, $210 fee) – For hoofed or small animals, or vicious or wild animals being displayed for educational purposes, at an event that's open to the public, such as petting zoos, animal shows and community events
- Exotic event (class C, $2,080 fee) – For traveling exhibitions of large or exotic wild animals
When you apply, you must:
- Have proof of insurance, vaccinations and health certificates
- Describe the event and related activities by completing the included questionnaire
If you fail to get a permit or don't follow permit requirements, you may be fined up to $2,000.
Minneapolis Animal Care & Control
AddressAnimal Care & Control
212 17th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Currently by appointment only Monday through Friday. Please call to make an appointment.
Closed on City holidays
Field service hours
For non-emergency requests, please call 311 and an officer will respond in the order in which the call was received.
For emergency situations, please call 911.