Licensing, Dog and Cat License Form
It is unlawful to harbor, own, or keep a dog or cat more than six months of age within the city unless the animal is licensed and has been vaccinated against rabies. The license of a dog or cat must be evidenced by a tag provided by the city. The tag must be affixed to a collar by a permanent metal fastener. The owner or keeper of the dog or cat must see that the tag is continuously worn by the animal.
Licenses can be obtained from City Hall at 4100 Lakeview Ave N and are good for two years, expiring annually on December 31. You may fill out the dog or cat license form and either bring it to City Hall or mail it to Pet License, City of Robbinsdale, 4100 Lakeview Ave N along with proof of vacination and appropriate fee. Dog and cat tags are not transferable. No refunds will be made on a dog or cat license fee paid because the animal leaves the city or dies before the expiration of the license period.
The cost for licensing a dog or cat is:
Dogs or cats may not be on an unfenced area or lot abutting upon a street, public park, public place, or upon other private land in the city without being effectively restrained from or entering beyond such unfenced area or lot. Dogs or cats may not be on a street, public park, school grounds or public place in the city without being effectively restrained by chain or leash not exceeding six feet in length.
A person having the custody or control of a dog or animal of the dog kind must clean up any feces of the animal and to dispose of such feces in a sanitary manner.
Keeping of dogs limited
No person or group of persons may own or keep more than three dogs exceeding six months of age on the premises where they reside.
Keeping of cats limited
No person or group of persons may own or keep more than four cats exceeding eight months of age on the premises where they reside without having first obtained a Multi-Cat Residence License.
Application for the Multi-Cat Residence License shall be made to the City Manager. The City Manager shall administratively approve or deny the license. Licenses issued for Multi-Cat residences are good for two years expiring annually on December 31.
Any resident who chooses to appeal the administrative denial of the Multi-Cat Residence License may appeal that decision to the City Council. The City Manager or City Council may impose conditions upon the granting of any Multi-Cat Residence License. The maximum number of cats allowed under a Multi-Cat Residence License is 12. Properties holding a Multi-Cat Residence License shall be maintained in a clean and healthful condition at all times, and shall be open to inspection by the City Manager at all reasonable times.
The owner or keeper of an animal shall not allow such animal to make noise so as to cause unreasonable annoyance, disturbance, or discomfort to any person.
Dogs or cats may not be kept in an unsanitary place or condition or in a manner that results in noisome odors or in such a way as to constitute a disturbance by reason of barking, howling, fighting, or other noise or in such a way as to permit dogs or cats to annoy, injure, or endanger persons or property. A dog or cat may not be tied or leashed or chained to the side of a house or to a fence, post, or other structure in a side lot, that is, the area between two houses running from the front to back of the longest principal building.
Impounding, Boarding and Care
The City of Robbinsdale contracts with the City of Golden Valley for the boarding and care of impounded animals. Owners of impounded animals must first pay impound fees at the Robbinsdale Police Department before making arrangements with the City of Golden Valley. Owners who have lost their animals may call the Robbinsdale Police Department directly at 763-531-1220, or visit the Golden Valley website where pictures of all animals currently impounded, and where each was found, are posted.