ATTENTION PET OWNERS
Effective July 12, 2017 the following rates are in effect:
Fines for dogs running at large:
First Offense: $10.00 (plus court costs)
Second Offense: $50.00 (plus court costs)
Third Offense: $100.00 (plus court costs)
Dog Impounding Charges:
First Offense: $50.00
Second Offense: $75.00
Third Offense: $100.00
The above impounding charges will be DOUBLED if the dog does not have a current license from the City of Osceola affixed to its collar.
Boarding Charges on Impounded Dogs:
$10.00 per day
If the dog is boarded for only part of a day, the partial day will be treated as a full day.
All fines, impounding, boarding and licensing fees must be paid prior to the release of the dog.
Summary of Pet Ownership Information
All dogs & cats living within the Osceola City limits must be licensed every year with the City of Osceola. The annual cost is $11.25 per animal and is due by April 30th. You must bring a copy or your receipt from your veterinarian to the office to show the animal is current on all of its shots. THE FACT THAT YOU MAY KEEP YOUR PET INDOORS AT ALL TIMES DOES NOT MEAN YOU DO NOT NEED TO LICENSE YOUR PET. ALL DOGS & CATS NEED A PET LICENSE FROM THE CITY.
Fee for Failure to License and Register - $50
Fee for Failure to Vaccinate for Rabies - $50
Dog and Cat License Application Form
Keeping more than 2 dogs at one time over the age of 3 months requires a kennel permit. Contact the City Clerk for the requirements.
CITY BAN OF CERTAIN BREEDS OF DOGS
As of June 19, 2008 ownership of the following breeds of dogs are not allowed within the city limits: Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Chows, Doberman, Rottweiler, American Bandogge Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff or any dogs having the appearance and characteristics of being predominately one or more of these breeds.