Animal Control

Animal Control primarily responds to concerns about domestic animals within the City of Owatonna.  Community Service Officers also update the Animal Control Facebook page.  It can be found at


Owatonna Police Department Dispatch: 507-451-8232

What information do I need to have for animal control to respond to take a call?

Animal Control needs the following information:

  • Reporting party information
  • Location of the complaint
  • Description of the complaint
  • Description of the animal
  • Possible animal owner information

This information is not required, but is preferred. 

What are the fees if Animal Control picks up my pet?


PICK – UP City Code:  550:0 Section 550 – Miscellaneous Licenses and Permit Charges

1025:55 Impounding & Dis- Subd. 2 charging of Animals Impounding fee $ 25.00 and $50.00 for second

1005:10 Occurrence within 12 months-$100.00 for any occurrences over two within 12 months

        1ST  OFFENSE                        $   25.00

        2ND  OFFENSE                       $   50.00

        3RD  OFFENSE                       $ 100.00

BOARDING FEES                        $   7.00 / DAY

Care and feeding of animal while impounded, per day $7.00 plus any incurred veterinary or laboratory expenses

Animal Control FAQ