Pound Certificate of Registration

Iowa Department of Ag & Land Stewardship


License to operate a facility for the prevention of cruelty to animals and to impound homeless stray or unwanted animals. A registered pound may engage in the sale of dogs and cats under its control, if the privilege is granted by the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. An applicant must have a valid contract with a municipal form of government to be eligible for licensure.

Code Citation 162.3

Who Applies Any person wishing to operate a pound which is under contract with a municipal government must obtain a license.

When To Apply Application must be made and registration granted before operations begin.

Initial Requirements Does not pertain.

Duration Registration expires one year following the date of issuance.

Processing Time 30 days.

Fee Structure Application: $75 Renewal: $75

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Jaime Carter
Wallace State Office Building
502 E. 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50319