Animal Control

The Belle Plaine Police Department responds to animal complaints and issues along with the assistance of Minnesota Critter Getters Animal Control. The primary focus of Animal Control is on domestic animals; however, they are available for consultation if citizens have concerns with wild animals. 

Animal Control investigates all animal bites, animal neglect, abuse and abandonment cases and monitors the potentially dangerous dog list.

Contact Animal Control

Animal Control can be reached by calling Minnesota Critter Getter 612-358-4414.

Alternative Numbers

  • Call 911 (911 is no longer used for emergency calls only)
  • If calling outside of Scott County: 952-445-1411

Dog License, Leash Law, Dog Ordinance

Per City Code 80009, A dog license is required for any dog over six months old. Licenses may be purchased at the Belle Plaine Police Department. Please fill out the city Dog License Form (PDF) and bring proof from your vet that your dog's rabies vaccinations are up to date, and $10 per registration. The police department is open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm.

Belle Plaine Limits

Per City Code 800.09(2), it is unlawful for any person, or other possessor of dogs and cats over six months of age, to permit more than 2 dogs and more than 2 cats per household. Dogs must meet the license requirement of this ordinance. Upon written notice of this Section, the owner of the dogs or cats will be given 30 days to compliance with this section, except as provided for in Section 800.10 Fostering License.

Please see City Code 800 for all animal and pet related directives, or call The Belle Plaine Police Department at 952-873-4307 with questions.