License By Mail

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs and cats over the age of 6 months must be licensed between January 1 and March 31 each year, or within 30 days of the date that the pet is acquired or brought into the City.

View the complete Ankeny ordinance

Mailing Address

To license by mail:

  1. Enclose copies of all required paperwork. The license application below may be downloaded and included, but it is not required.
  2. Determine the correct license fee for each of your pets.
  3. Make your check or money order payable to “Ankeny Pet Licensing” Please do not send cash.
  4. Mail your paperwork and payment to:

    Ankeny Pet Licensing
    c/o PetData
    PO Box 141929
    Irving, TX 75014-1929

Required Paperwork

  1. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required for both the pet license and the Dog Park pass if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information.
  2. A signed Dog Park Liability Release is required if purchasing a Dog Park pass.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your documents for your records.

License Fees

Annual License Fees  
Unaltered Pet $25.00
Spayed/Neutered Pet $15.00
Other Fees  
Dog Park Pass (Resident of Ankeny) $25.00
Dog Park Pass (Non-Resident of Ankeny) $35.00
Late Fee After March 31st (waived for 2020 tag year) $10.00
Replacement Tag $5.00

The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for licensing spayed or neutered pets in order to promote sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation.

Due Date

Payment for your license is due by March 31. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of acquiring a pet over the age of 6 months or within 30 days of moving into the City of Ankeny.

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