OTTUMWA — Dog owners are reminded that 2014 city dog licenses are now available for purchase.
Licensing is required for any dog over the age of six months in the city of Ottumwa, unless the dog is kept in a kennel licensed by the state of Iowa for breeding and sale purposes. The license fee is $5 per dog through June 30. On July 1 of each year, the fee increases to $10 per dog. The owner must present a current certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian showing the dog has been vaccinated against rabies.
City dog licenses are available at:
Ottumwa City Clerk's Office — first floor of City Hall, 105 E Third St.
Ottumwa Police Department Records Desk — first floor of the Joint Law Center, 330 W. Second St.
Animal Clinic — Southside — 301 Richmond Ave.
Eastview Animal Clinic — 11596 Bladensburg Road
Heartland Humane Society — 314 Fox Sauk Road
Ottumwa Veterinary Clinic — 2305 N. Court St.
Thomas Veterinary Clinic — 17591 Highway 34
A $2 administration fee is charged for licenses sold through the veterinary offices.
In addition to licensing being a city law, it also provides the animal control officer with a means of identification for quickly reuniting the owner with lost pets.
For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 683-0621.