Our Animal Control Officers investigate animal-related complaints, enforce City ordinances, and handle dangerous animals.
Animal Control is available to the public Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.
- To report an injured stray or dangerous animal, please call 218-421-7155. After regular hours, please call 911.
- All other reports, please complete this form. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
What to know as a dog owner
- All dogs over 6 months of age must be vaccinated against rabies.
- All dogs over 6 months of age must have a City License.
- Dogs are not allowed to run at large. Dogs in an unfenced yard that are not tethered are considered running-at-large.
- Owners are required to remove and dispose of dog excrement from public property.
- It is unlawful to own or keep more than four (4) dogs over six (6) months of age per dwelling unit or eight (8) dogs over six 6) months of age per multiple dwelling structure.
What to know as a cat owner
- Cats are not allowed to run at large. Cats not securely fastened or confined on the premises of the owner are considered running-at-large.
- It is unlawful to own or keep more than four (4) cats over six (6) months of age per dwelling unit or eight (8) cats over six (6) months of age per multiple dwelling structure.
Dog licenses are available from the Clerk's Office at City Hall. A license is required for any dog over 6 months of age. Applicants must bring a certificate signed by a veterinarian, licensed to practice veterinary medicine, that the dog has been currently immunized against rabies.
Annual Dog License Fee
Dangerous dog means any dog that has:
- Without provocation, inflicted substantial bodily harm on a human being on public or private property;
- Killed a domestic animal without provocation while off the owner's property; or
- Been found to be potentially dangerous, and after the owner has notice that the dog is potentially dangerous, the dog aggressively bites, attacks, or endangers the safety of humans or domestic animals.
Potentially dangerous dog means any dog that:
- When unprovoked, inflicts bites on a human or domestic animal on public or private property;
- When unprovoked, chases or approaches a person, including a person on a bicycle, upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public or private property, other than the dog owner's property, in an apparent attitude of attack; or
- Has a known propensity, tendency, or disposition to attack unprovoked, causing injury or otherwise threatening the safety of humans or domestic animals.
Potentially Dangerous Dogs are required to be microchipped for identification.
Do NOT bring stray animals inside your house. This can harm the animal, people in the home, and your animals. Strays can harbor diseases, rabies, and parasites.
If you have found a stray cat or dog, please contact Animal Control by completing this form. If the animal is in your possession, please call us at 218-421-7155.
Animal Control can only retrieve cats and dogs.
All stray animals are brought to Range Regional Animal Rescue.
Feeding pigeons is prohibited. No person shall feed nor place feed in a place or manner that a reasonable person would expect to result in feeding a pigeon.
If a squirrel, raccoon, skunk, bat or bird has entered your home, try to get the animal to leave through an open door or window. If you are unable to do so, call a company that specializes in animal removal or pest control.
- Dog Regulations are covered under Chapter 10, Section 21.
- Cat Regulations are covered under Chapter 10, Section 22.
- Other Animal and Fowl Regulations are covered under Chapter 10, Section 23.
|No Dog License||$50|
|Disturbing the Peace||$75|
|Dog Running at Large||$75|
|Cat Running at Large||$75|
|Potentially Dangerous Dog||$150|
|Number of Dogs||$50|
|Number of Cats||$50|
|Keeping Unauthorized Animals||$50|