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Yes. Dogs and cats must be licensed annually per City ordinance. The City of Waukee has a partnership with PetData to provide its residents with pet licenses. Visit PetData.com to set up a new license. Call 1-855-585-8157 toll-free with questions. Dog and cat licenses cost $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. Learn more.
No more than three cats and three dogs are permitted per household within the City limits per City ordinance and they must be licensed annually. Urban chickens have additional permit requirements.
Waukee Municipal Code section 208.7 states that owners of animals "shall clean all excrement from such animals from property, including structures, other than the property of the owner". Pet owners should be courteous to their neighbors and pick up any pet waste created on sidewalks, in grass, etc. Additionally, most parks in Waukee have plastic bags and disposal bins for pet waste. Violations could be met with a fine not exceeding $100.
Pursuant to City ordinance 208.5, it is unlawful for dogs to run at large in Waukee; dogs must be leashed on public property.
Pursuant to City Code section 208.5(C), it is unlawful for an owner of a dog to allow such dog to cause serious annoyance or disturbance to any person or persons by frequent and habitual howling, yelping, barking or otherwise. Issues may be reported via the "Report a Concern" module of by calling the Waukee Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch line at 515-222-3321 .
The Waukee Police Department takes all stray/impounded pets to Broderick Animal Clinic, located at 10 North 4th Street in Waukee. If your pet is missing, please call Broderick Animal Clinic at 515-987-1447 to see if the cat or dog was found and taken there. The clinic holds strays for a 10-day period to see if an owner will claim them. Owners must provide proof of a rabies vaccination that is current or the animal will be vaccinated before it is returned to its owner. The owner is responsible for paying for the rabies vaccination and any of the days the pet spends at the clinic.
Waukee homeowners are allowed to have chickens (hens) on their properties for non-commercial use, with limitations and requirements. Residents who want to raise chickens must complete online training before applying for a $25 annual permit. See full details.
No. There is no breed restriction for dogs living in the Waukee city limits. However, the harboring of dangerous animals is prohibited as is the existence of a kennel situation. See full details.