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. Dog Licenses must be renewed each calendar year. The license fee is $5 per dog. On February 1st of each year, licenses from the previous year become delinquent and the fee to renew the license 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 the Ottumwa City Clerk’s Office – first floor of City Hall, 105 E Third Street or at the Ottumwa Police Department Records Desk – first floor of the Joint Law Center, 330 W. 2nd Street
Animal Clinic – Southside — 301 Richmond Avenue
Eastview Animal Clinic – 11596 Bladensburg Road
Heartland Humane Society – 314 Fox Sauk Road
Pipestone Veterinary Services – 2305 N. Court Street – (formerly Ottumwa Veterinary Clinic)
Thomas Veterinary Clinic – 17591 Highway 34
(A $2.00 administration fee is charged for licenses sold through the veterinary offices.)
See the full code section for all the requirements and restrictions.