City Clerk

Animal Licensing

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

APPLICATION FORM:

FEES:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Those operating or maintaining kennels.

PROCEDURE:  Application and fee are received by the City Clerk. The pound master investigates the premises and the Chief Administrative Officer is the approving authority.

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

APPLICATION FORM:  License Application.

FEE:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:   Any person who keeps chickens in the city of Duluth other than areas zoned as suburban districts under Section 50-51 of the City Code, shall obtain an annual license prior to acquiring chickens.

PROCEDURE:  Application and fee are received by the City Clerk.   All licenses shall be conditioned upon passing a site plan review by the Construction Services (Building Safety) Division and a mandatory inspection by the Animal Control Authority.

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Any person possessing a dog or cat within the city.  The license period for annual licenses is from January 1 to December 31 and must be renewed every year.  Annual license renewal notices are mailed to current pet licensees each December.  NOTE:  All proceeds from the license fees, minus any city administrative costs, shall be placed into a fund from which all expenditures are directed specifically to the operation of the city animal control program. This fund shall supplement animal control operations.

**NEW**  FORM/FEES:  Pet License Application/Fee Structure.

**PET RENEWALS**:  Now Available Online 


LICENSE INFORMATION NEEDED: 

  • Owner's Name, Address and Phone Number.
  • Pet's Name, Breed, Color, Sex, Age and Species (dog or cat).
  • Rabies Certificate stating the rabies shot vaccination and expiration dates, or birthdate if pet is too young. (Enclose the original document from your veterinarian.  It will be returned with the license.)
  • Spaying or Neutering Certificate if your pet has been altered.  (Enclose the original document from your veterinarian.  It will be returned with the license.)

**NEW**  LICENSE TYPES:

  • Annual.  Compliant and noncompliant (see definitions below).
  • Lifetime.  Compliant only (see definition below).

**NEW""  DEFINITIONS:

  • Altered. The animal has been surgically sterilized by a veterinarian and/or that the owner is able to provide documentation that a veterinarian has examined the animal and determined that it has been spayed or neutered.
  • Unaltered. Any animal for which the owner is unable to provide documentation that the animal has been altered.
  • Compliant.   The animal is currently vaccinated against rabies and altered. 
  • Noncompliant. The animal does not meet any or all of the following requirements: vaccinated against rabies, altered and/or licensed.

To obtain a pet license you can do one of the following:

  • Mail the license fee and certificate(s) to the City Clerk's Office and the license, tag and any original certificates you sent will be mailed back.
  • Bring the license fee plus the certificate(s) to the City Clerk's Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

If you own 4 or more dogs or 4 or more cats, you must also apply for a maximum pet license.

To reach the Animal Control Officer or Animal Shelter, please call 218-723-3259  Shelter hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The shelter is located at 2627 Courtland Street, Duluth, MN 55806.

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

APPLICATION FORM:  License Application.

FEE:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Any person operating a facility engaged in the practice of dog and cat grooming that is not a pet shop.   The act of grooming shall include, but not limited to, the bathing, drying, fur clipping or manicuring of any dog or cat.

PROCEDURE:  Applications, with fees, shall be filed with the City Clerk, subject to approval by police, health, pound master and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

APPLICATION FORM:  License Application.

FEE:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Any person who keeps honeybees in the city of Duluth other than areas zoned Rural-Conservation (R-C) or Residential-Rural 1 (RR-1) under Sections 50-14.2 and 50-14.3 of the Duluth City Code, shall obtain an annual license prior to acquiring honeybees.

PROCEDURE:  Application and fee are received by the City Clerk.

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

APPLICATION FORM:  License Application.

FEES:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Those intending to operate a horse-drawn, two or four wheel carriage for hire, which shall be driven by the owner or his designated driver for the recreational transportation of the public.

REQUIREMENTS:  Veterinarian's certificate verifying the horse to be fit and healthy.  Each carriage shall be inspected by a designated person in the police department.  Carriage drivers must possess a driver's license.  Every horse and carriage shall be equipped with all equipment required by federal, state and local laws, and every carriage shall also have a mechanical hand or foot brake in good working condition.  Each horse used in the operation shall be diapered at all times.  Insurance proof must be submitted at the time application is made.

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

APPLICATION FORM: License Application

FEES:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Those operating or maintaining kennels.

PROCEDURE:  Application and fee are received by the City Clerk. The pound master investigates the premises and the Chief Administrative Officer is the approving authority.

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

APPLICATION FORM: License Application 

FEES:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Households with four (4) or more cats or dogs kept, harbored, and/or maintained on the premises

PROCEDURE:  Application and fee are received by the City Clerk. Any dogs or cats included under a maximum pet license must also be individually licensed with the city

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

APPLICATION FORM:   Licence Application 

FEES:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Any person who keeps small hoofed mammals in the City of Duluth other than in areas zoned Rural-Conservation (R-C) or Residential-Rural 1(RR-1).

PROCEDURE:  Application and fee are received by the City Clerk. Applicants shall provide at the time of licensure a list of all property owners within 150 feet of the boundaries of the property where the small hoofed mammals are to be kept with the written approval of 51% of said owners of the proposed license. The animal control authority will conduct a mandatory inspection of the premises prior to issuance of any license.

INITIAL CONTACT:  City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth  MN  55802.

APPLICATION FORM:   Veterinary Hospital License Application.

FEES:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Those operating or maintaining veterinary hospitals.

PROCEDURE:  Application and fee are received by the City Clerk.  The pound master investigates the premises and the Chief Administrative Officer is the approving authority.