Animal Control

Pet Licenses


Pleasant Hill requires both dogs and cats over the age of 6 months to obtain a pet license. This license is valid for one year.

To obtain a license please contact City Hall at (515) 262-9368. Fees are as follows:
  • January 1 - June 30
    • Non-Spayed / Non-Neutered $10
    • Spayed / Neutered $5
  • July 1 – December 31
    • Non-Spayed/Non-Neutered $15
    • Spayed / Neutered $7.50
To report an animal without identification or a lost animal, please call the Pleasant Hill Police Department at (515) 265-1444. Outside normal business hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.), the number will redirect to Polk County Dispatch. Polk County Dispatch will send the Pleasant Hill Police Department to the identified location.

Animal Impounding Costs

Fees are as follows and do not include any costs that might be added by the ARL: 
    • Impounding: $100 per animal each impounding occurrence
    • Disposal: $50 per animal

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