City of Pleasant Hill

Posted on: January 24, 2017

Licensing your pet in Pleasant Hill

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All cats and dogs six months or older that reside within the City of Pleasant Hill are required to be licensed. This includes pets that are kept indoors at all times.  License terms are January 1 to December 31 of each year.

Required Information:

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination.  
  • If the pet has been spayed or neutered, proof of the procedure from a veterinarian.  


  • Spayed or neutered (Jan. 1 – Jun. 30): $5
  • Spayed or neutered (Jul. 1 – Dec. 31): $7.50
  • Unaltered (Jan. 1 – Jun. 30): $10
  • Unaltered (Jul. 1 – Dec. 31): $15

Method of payment accepted:

Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover

Licenses are issued by the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 5160 Maple Drive, Suite A.  Please contact us by phone 515-262-9368.

Pet license application
Licenses can be obtained by mail by completing and returning an application form, with a copy of the required information listed above, and the fee.  Mailing address is:  

Attn: Pet Licensing

City of Pleasant Hill

5160 Maple Drive, Suite A

Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

Renewals can be done either in person, by mail, or with use of a credit/debit card over the phone. When you obtain a license from the City, you will be issued a Dog/Cat License tag. City Ordinance requires your pet wear this license tag as well as the rabies vaccination tag on its collar at all times.  

Lost or Damaged License Tags:

If your license tag becomes lost or damaged, replacement tags are available for $3 at City Hall.    

Benefits to licensing your pet:

  • Compliance with City Ordinance
  • If an animal is lost/found, it can be reunited when the tag number is matched to the owner’s information in our City database.

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