Animal Control

Pet Licenses

Pleasant Hill requires both dogs and cats over the age of 6 months to obtain a pet license. This license is valid for one year.

To obtain a license please contact City Hall at (515) 262-9368. Fees are as follows:

  • January 1 - June 30
    • Non-Spayed / Non-Neutered $10
    • Spayed / Neutered $5
  • July 1 – December 31
    • Non-Spayed/Non-Neutered $15
    • Spayed / Neutered $7.50

To report an animal without identification, please call the Pleasant Hill Police Department at (515) 265-1444. Outside normal business hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.), the number will redirect to Polk County Dispatch. Polk County Dispatch will send the Pleasant Hill Police Department to the identified location.

Animal Impounding Costs

Fees are as follows and do not include any costs that might be added by the ARL: 

    • Impounding: $125 per animal each impounding occurrence
    • Disposal: $50 per animal

View City Code Regarding Animal Impounding

Lost Dog

Contact the Animal Rescue League of Iowa at (515) 262-9503 or visit their website at: Once a dog is collected by Polk County Animal Control, it is taken to the ARL.

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