Pet & Kennel License

Ordinance Requirements

North St. Paul City Code of Ordinance requires all domestic animals kept, harbored, or maintained by their owners in the City shall be licensed and registered. All licenses shall be valid for 2 years from each January 1 to the following December 31. For more information, please view Chapter 95.02: License and Registration.

Domestic Animals Running at Large

The running at large of any domestic animal in the City is declared to be a nuisance and is prohibited. A person who owns, harbors, or keeps a domestic animal that runs at large shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

To report missing pets or animals at large contact the Community Service Officers listed on the page directory.


Pet Licenses

To register your pet, please fill out a Pet License Application (PDF). All cats and dogs kept in North St. Paul are required to be licensed by their owners. The license is valid for 2 years beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of each year and can be renewed prior to March 31 of each year without penalty. A copy of your pets rabies vaccination certificate must accompany license. Pet License licensing fee and annual renewal fees are as follows:
License: $25
Senior Discount: $2 (62 or older)
Sprayed / Neutered Discount: $5
Microchip Discount: $2 (Must provide proof from veterinarian)
Early Renewal: $5 (Renew before February 28)

Late Fees

Late fees after March 31
30 Days - 10%
60 Days - 25%
90 Days - 50%

Kennel Licenses

Before 3 or more dogs (no more than 5) may be kept on the same premises an annual Kennel License (PDF) is required. A Kennel License is a 2-year license registration. Submit a $55 fee along with the following requirements:
  • Rabies vaccination records
  • Pet License

Feral Cats

The Humane Society identifies a feral cat as "The offspring of lost or abandoned pet cats or other feral cats who are not spayed or neutered. Where as stray cats are accustomed to contact with people and are tame, feral cats are not accustomed to contact with people and are typically too fearful and wild to be handled. Feral cats do not easily adapt or may never adapt to living as pets in close contact with people. According to the Humane Society, there are many things you can do to help improve the health and quality of life of feral cats."

For more information about feral cats go to the Humane Society website.