Animal Control

Animal Control primarily responds to concerns about domestic animals within the City of Owatonna. Community Service Officers also update the Animal Control Facebook page.

Information Needed to Have Animal Control Respond to a Call

Animal Control needs the following information:

  • Description of the animal
  • Description of the complaint
  • Location of the complaint
  • Possible animal owner information
  • Reporting party information

This information is not required, but is preferred.


Impound Fees

  • Fees and charges can be found in chapter 35
  • 90.08 Impounding and Dis- Subd. 2 charging of Animals Impounding fee of $ 25 and $50 for second
  • 90.27 Occurrence within 12 months - $100 for any occurrences over two within 12 months
    • 1st Offense: $ 25
    • 2nd Offense: $ 50
    • 3rd Offense: $ 100

Boarding Fees

Boarding fees are $7 a day plus any incurred veterinary or laboratory expenses.