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Animal Control and Licensing
About Animal Licensing
In Burnsville, all cats and dogs – and even domesticated ferrets and chickens – over four-months old must get a valid pet license every two years.

The City contracts with American Boarding Kennels (1102 Highway 13 E., Burnsville) for animal control issues.

Pet owners have four options for getting or renewing a pet license:

License Information: Burnsville Pet Tag

  • The City issues two-year animal licenses in January of even-numbered years. Licenses expire on Dec. 31 of odd-numbered years. (For example, a license obtained Jan. 15, 2016 will expire Dec. 31, 2017.) The expiration date is printed on each tag.   
  • A two-year license is $20 for a spayed or neutered pet, and $30 for non-spayed or neutered animals.
  • To get a license, pet owners must provide proof of animal's current rabies vaccination.
  • Dogs and cats must wear collars with their license tag attached at all times. 
  • Licensing helps prevent against rabies outbreaks, and more importantly, increases the chance that you will be reunited in the unfortunate event your pet is lost.
  • When you license your pet, your contact information is kept on file with the licensor, allowing them to contact you if your pet is taken to an animal care facility.

Additional Information

Animal Control
If you have questions on animal control issues or to report a stray cat or dog problem, please contact the Burnsville Animal Control Office at American Boarding Kennels, 1102 East Highway 13 or 952-894-DOGS (3647).

Impound Hours
Impounded pets are available for pick-up at American Boarding Kennels Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Pet Restraint
As a reminder, no animals are allowed to "run at large". All animals, including both dogs and cats, must be kept under restraint at all times. Restraint is defined as on a leash or otherwise physically controlled by a human when it is not on the owner's property or other property by permission. Pet owners are encouraged to keep their pets on their own property by using suitable fencing, kennels, pens, well-secured leashes or chains.

Pet Nuisance
Owners are required to prevent their animals from being a nuisance to others. This includes both dogs and cats. A nuisance can be habitual or frequent animal noises such as barking, crying or howling, fighting with other animals, killing wildlife, or damaging or destroying public or private property.

Burnsville Animal Control
American Boarding Kennels

1102 Highway 13 E.
Burnsville, MN 55337

Ph: 952-894-3647

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday  
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
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