Animal Control & Licensing


Under the Champlin City Ordinance regarding the keeping and licensing of dogs, owners need to be aware of the following requirements:

  • Dogs six months and older must be licensed and have current vaccinations (city license and vaccination tags must be securely fastened to the dog's collar).
  • Dogs are prohibited from running at large (pets should be leashed and under the direct control of a responsible person).
  • Dog owners need to be responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
  • Continuing or excessive barking, howling or whining is a violation of the City's public nuisance ordinance.

Keeping your dog currently licensed ensures they are current with their vaccinations and can assist the police officer in locating the owner of a lost pet by referencing the license number from the police records system.

To license your dog, bring recent vet documents, showing proof of current rabies vaccination and tag number, into the Police Department. Other information needed includes the owner's name, address and phone, and the dog's name, age, breed, gender and coloring.

Animal Fees

Animal Fees & License Fee
Two-Year Dog License $12
Impound Fee – First Time in 12-month period $75
Impound Fee – Second Time in 12-month period $100
Impound Fee – Third Time in 12-month period $125
Animal Boarding Fee (Per Day, or any Part of a Day) $35 per Day

Leash & Pet Waste Regulation

Dogs must be leashed and pet waste cleaned up.

Champlin's City Code requires that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times when not on the pet owner's private property. There is no provision for dogs to be allowed to run in open spaces such as parks and trails. City Code also requires that animal owners must clean up after their dogs. A scooper and plastic bags are two simple ways to comply with the law. Failure to comply with either ordinance can result in a ticket and a fine.

Please be a responsible pet owner, a responsible citizen, and a good neighbor by keeping your dog on a leash and cleaning up your dog's waste. This includes waste that has been deposited on someone else's property, public streets, sidewalks, and parks.