Dog License & Dog Park

(City Code 57.01)

  • All applications require proof of vaccination and spayed/neutered records.
  • Every owner of a dog six months of age or older is required to license their dog with the City of Norwalk. The licensing renewal period begins January 1 and runs through the end of March.
  • Starting on April 1, a late fee will be assessed on each dog license renewed after this date.
  • New Dogs - A license may be purchased at any time, without late penalty, for a dog which has come into the possession or ownership of the applicant or has reached the age of six months after said date. Rates are discounted to $5 and $10 after June 30.
  • All licenses expire on January 1 of the year following the date of issuance.

Rates and Fees (City Code 177.01)

  • $10 per dog if spayed or neutered; $20 per dog if not spayed or neutered.
  • Late fee for renewing each license after March 31 is $10.
  • Impound Fee for the first impoundment is $75. Second and subsequent impoundments is $150.
    • Dogs impounded that have not been licensed will also be assessed a first offense fee of $45.
    • Subsequent offenses are $75.
  • Unclaimed dogs will be transported to the Des Moines Animal Rescue League at NE 53rd in Des Moines. Phone: 515-473-9102

Lost Dogs/Found Dogs

  • Residents should contact City Hall at 515.981.0228 ext. 2221 during business hours and Westcom at 515.222.3321 during off business hours to report any missing or found dogs.

2017 Dog License Application

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