Animal Control

If you have a stray dog please call City Hall at 515-462-1422 between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. After 4:30 pm, call the Winterset Police Department at 515-462-1423.

We are required to track all dogs to make sure they are properly vaccinated against Rabies Vaccination. Rabies is a very serious disease. If contracted by an animal or a person, it is 100% fatal, 100% of the time. In order to track this, we issue licenses to all dog owners for a nominal fee of $15 for all dogs that are not spayed or neutered and $10 for all dogs that are spayed or neutered. After you pay, you will then be issued a license certificate and a tag so if you are ever stopped, or if there is a concern about your dog, you can easily prove your dog is licensed and vaccinated.

In order to receive a license, proof of a current Rabies Vaccination is required. If the vaccination expires mid-year, please submit the most recent vaccination record when it is available. You are required to renew your dog's license each year.