You need a license to drive, a license to fish, and if you are a Minneapolis resident, your dogs and cats must be licensed.
Not only does licensing your pet practically guarantee her return if she gets lost and is later found, but licensing is the law in the City of Minneapolis.
Fines for unlicensed pets start at $100 and can go up to $2,000. Yet the cost of a 1-year license for a spayed or neutered animal is just $25. Hmm, what’s cheaper: Buying a license, or being fined for not having one?
Note: Only Minneapolis residents are required by law to purchase Minneapolis pet licenses.
WHY Buy a Minneapolis Pet LICENSE?
*Only Minneapolis residents are required by law to purchase Minneapolis pet licenses. Individuals receiving means-based public assistance or with incomes of $40k or less for a four-person family can buy discounted pet licenses at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control.