2022 Dog Licenses Available December 20th


Ottumwa dog licenses for 2022 will be available in less than two weeks.

Dog licenses are required for any dog over the age of four months in the City of Ottumwa, unless the dog is kept in a kennel licensed by the State of Iowa for breeding and sale purposes. City of Ottumwa 2022 dog licenses will be available starting December 20, 2021.  The license fee is $10 per dog for spayed/neutered and $20 per dog for unspayed/unneutered, now through January 31. On February 1st of each year, licenses from the previous year become delinquent and the fee increases to $15 per dog for spayed/neutered or $25 per dog for unspayed/unneutered. The last day to purchase a 2022 license, without
penalty, will be Monday, January 31, 2022.   
Resolution No. 260-2019 was passed on December 11, 2019, increasing the price of dog licenses by $5 from previous years. This increase will not go back to the City, but to Heartland Humane Society, the City’s contracted animal “no kill” shelter.  The owner must present a current certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian showing the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. 

City dog licenses are available at the Ottumwa Police Department, the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall, Eastview Animal Clinic at 11596 Bladensburg Road, Family Animal Care at 2830 N. Court, Thomas Veterinary Clinic at 17591 Highway 34 and Animal Health Centers, Inc. at 301 Richmond Avenue.

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