Animal Shelter Certificate of Registration

Iowa Department of Ag & Land Stewardship


Authorization to operate an animal shelter. Allows bearer to house dogs, cats, or other animals normally handled by nonprofit organizations. A registered animal shelter may engage in the sale of dogs and cats if the privilege is allowed by the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

Code Citation IC 162.4

Who Applies Any person operating an animal shelter must obtain a certificate of registration.

When To Apply Application for registration must be made and a certificate issued before operations begin.

Initial Requirements Does not pertain.

Duration Certificates expire one year from 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