Dog Licenses

All dogs in unincorporated areas of Pottawattamie County must be licensed.

County Dog Licenses

Residents in unincorporated parts of Pottawattamie County must license their dogs.

County Dog Fee Schedule

1 Year
2 Years
3 Years

Late Penalty (after 2/14) - $10.00 per household
Lost Tag Replacement Fee - $5.00

Obtain Your Dog License

Online Licenses

Save paperwork and time by submitting your dog license online via the Citizen Serve online portal.

Online Licensing 

Download and Mail

For your convenience, you may also download a copy of the County Dog License Application and mail it along with:

  • Copy of your dog(s) current rabies vaccination certificate(s)
  • Proof of spay/neuter, if applicable
  • Check or money order for the amount due, payable to Pottawattamie County Treasurer
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope

Mail your completed application(s) to the Pottawattamie County Public Health, Attn: Animal Control, 600 S. 4th St, Suite 100, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.


Residents may also obtain their licenses in person during regular business hours at Pottawattamie County Public Health, 600 S. 4th St, Suite 100, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.

City Dog Licenses

Many cities within Pottawattamie County have their own animal licensing forms, fees, and processes. We've compiled a handful of relevant links below. If your community is not listed or you have any city licensing questions, please contact your city clerk.

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