Boarding Kennel License

Iowa Department of Ag & Land Stewardship


License authorizing the operation of a boarding kennel. Allows a person to board dogs or cats, not owned by them, and shelter, feed and water them for compensation.

Code Citation IC 162.9

Who Applies Any person operating a boarding kennel must obtain a license.

When To Apply Application must be made and a license issued before operations begin.

Initial Requirements Does not pertain.

Duration License expires one year from the date of issuance.

Processing Time 30 days.

Fee Structure Annual Permit: $175

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

Services Provided

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