Dog Permit

No person shall own, keep, harbor, or have custody of any dog over 3 months of age without first obtaining a permit.

Exempt from permit requirements are the following:
  • Dogs of non-residents of the City, being kept in the City for no longer than 30 days annually
  • Police Canines of any political subdivision
  • Certified seeing eye and other handicapped aid dogs
  • Bona fide working dogs (guard dogs, search dogs, etc)

A limit of two (2) dogs over 3 months of age is allowed to be kept on properties zoned residential R-1 or R-2.  A limit of one (1) dog of ANY age is allowed to be kept on properties zoned residential R-3.  A Small Kennel license may be obtained for eligible residents having up to three (3) dogs.

Code Requirements


Guidance relating to Dog permits is contained in the Maplewood City Code, Chapter 10, Article III. All permit holders are required to be familiar with the provisions of this Chapter.   
 

Application Requirements


Expiration/Renewal


The Dog permit is a 2-year permit, expires December 31st of each even year and may be renewed at that time.