Dog or Cat Permit

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

Exempt from permit requirements are the following:
  • Dogs or cats 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 or cats 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 or cat of ANY age is allowed to be kept on properties zoned residential R-3.  A Small Kennel license is may be obtained for eligible residents having up to three dogs (not applicable to cats).
 
Code Requirements
Guidance relating to Dog/Cat permits is contained in the Maplewood City Code, Chapter 10, Article III (dogs) and Chapter 10, Article IV (cats). All permit holders are required to be familiar with the provisions of this Chapter.   


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