County Dog License

Dog License Fee

  • Spayed/Neutered Dog (Altered) – $8.00 (yearly)
  • Intact Dog – $22.00 (yearly)
  • Late Penalty (After 02/14) – $10.00
  • Lost Tag Replacement Fee – $5.00

Where do I get a County Dog License?

You may go to one of the following locations to purchase a County Dog License:

Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors
227 South Sixth Street, Suite 270
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(ph) 712.328.5644

Pottawattamie County Animal Shelter
18670 Applewood Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(ph) 712.366.0152

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

  • Copy of your dog(s)current rabies vaccination certificate
  • Proof of spay/neuter, if applicable
  • Check or money order for amount due
  • Stamped self addressed envelope

Mail completed application to the Animal Shelter address above.

County Dog License Application

Contracted Communities Animal Licenses Applications

If you are a resident of one of our Animal Control Contracted Communities in the county and wish to purchase your animal license through the mail you will need to provide the following:

  • Copy of your dog(s)current rabies vaccination certificate
  • Proof of spay/neuter, if applicable
  • Check or money order for amount due (Check with your City Clerk as to the appropriate license fees)
  • Stamped self addressed envelope

Contracted Community License Applications:
The following are Animal License Applications that you may download for your respective community:

Crescent Animal License
Macedonia Animal License
Underwood Animal License
Walnut Animal License
Avoca Animal License
Hancock Animal License

Please check back for additional communities as they are added.

Animal Control County Code:

County Code Chapter 3.50 – Animal Control

In the Spotlight

images New Tax Site!

The County has implemented a powerful tool which takes advantage of the vast database records.  The Tax Website allows you to view detailed tax history for your property.  Use the Property Search Tool (Tax Tab) found on this page or click here.



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County Annual Tax Sale

The 2014 annual tax sale will be held by the Pottawattamie County Treasurer on Monday, June 16, 2014. This year the sale will be at The Mid-America Center. It is located at One Arena Way, Council Bluffs, Iowa ( for directions).

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EMA CodeRed

The CodeRED system serves all residents within Pottawattamie County and it Communities.

The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency has implemented Emergency Communications Network's CodeRED system, a high-speed notification solution and the CodeRED Weather Warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses.


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