Pet Licensing and Animal Control

License Your Pet Online!

The City of Waukee partners with to offer online pet licensing for residents. Renewal license information will be mailed out toward the end of each calendar year. For new licenses, please visit Questions can be directed to the customer service line at 1-855-585-8157 (toll-free). If you do not have internet access and need to license a pet, please call the City Clerk's Office at 515-978-7904.

Pet Licensing Information

Dog and cat licenses $15 for altered pets and $25 for unaltered pets. Waukee residents are required to license pets annually per City ordinance. A proof of rabies vaccination is required. Licensing your pet improves the chances of having your animal returned to you should they become lost or run away, and it helps the City of Waukee ensure that pets are vaccinated. No more than three cats and three dogs are permitted per Waukee household. Failure to license pets could result in a up to a $100 fine per animal.

Missing a Pet?

If your pet goes missing in Waukee, you can call 515-978-7979 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see if the pet was picked up by Waukee Police. When picked up by officers, pets are taken to AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport in De Soto to be cared for and kept safe. To claim your pet, complete this online form or print the PDF version of the form, and pay a $100 animal release fee (cash or check) to the Waukee PD. You can then claim the animal from AHeinz57.

Get a Trailside Dog Park Pass

Take advantage of Waukee's 4-acre dog park, allowing dogs of all sizes to run freely in an entirely fenced in area! Trailside Dog Park passes are $25 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Park passes are good until Dec. 31, after which, a new pass will need to be purchased for the next year. Learn more.

Reporting Animal Issues

To report barking dogs, an animal at large or possible abuse to the Waukee Police Department, call 515-222-3321. Animal bites can be reported to the Waukee PD through those channels as well, but please call 911 if the incident has caused the need for medical treatment. A deceased animal in the roadway can be reported to the Waukee Public Works Department via Report a Concern or by calling 515-978-7920 .