Pet Shop License

Iowa Department of Ag & Land Stewardship


License to operate a pet shop. Allows bearer to buy, sell, or exchange dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, rodents, and nonhuman primates or other vertebrate animals.

Code Citation 162.5

Who Applies Any person wishing to operate a pet shop must obtain a license.

When To Apply Application must be made and a license issued before the pet shop opens for business.

Initial Requirements Does not pertain.

Duration License expires one year from the date of issuance.

Processing Time 30 days.

Fee Structure Annual License: $175 Renewal: $175

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