Animal Control

    The Belle Plaine Police Department performs the duties of animal control. The Belle Plaine City Pound is used to house dogs that are found running at-large within the city, until the owners can be located. The City Pound is located at the City Sewer Facility at 80th and Line. No animal shall be released without the permission of the Police Department.  No animal will be released without proof of current rabies immunization, being registered with the City and payment of impound fine.


  • All animals must be registered with the City of Belle Plaine annually.
  • Animals are registered at the City Office, 401 North Merchant, during normal business hours.
  • Registration fees are: $5.00 for each spayed or neutered cat or; or $10.00 for each unspayed or unneutered cat or dog
  • Registering and tagging your animal provides the city with contact information should your animal get loose.
  • All animals must be current with their rabies immunization. 
  • Keep your animals on your property with proper housing, food, and water.

  • Click here to see the complete City Code on animals.