Pets add companionship, loyalty, pleasure, and sheer fun to your life. The City of Hopkins regulates pets so that everyone can enjoy animals safely and without annoyance.

Animal license

The City of Hopkins requires that your dog have a license as soon as it is six months old. A dog with a valid license from another jurisdiction must obtain a Hopkins’ license within three months. Proof of spaying or neutering, a rabies tag number, and an expiration date of a rabies tag must be shown before a license is issued. View Hopkins City Code Chapter 6 (PDF).


View Animal License Application (PDF)


Licenses are inexpensive, easy to get, and good for your dog. If your dog is lost, a City license helps to locate the owners. A license also ensures that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies.

License Period and Pricing

Under no circumstances can the license period extend beyond the expiration date of the rabies vaccination. Exceptions to the license fee will be made for service dogs if proper paperwork is provided.

Spayed or Neutered

  • One year license: $12
  • Two Year license: $18
  • Three year license: $22

Not Spayed or Neutered

One year license: $30

Animal Impound

  • $35 first offense in calendar year
  • Additional offenses cost the number of offenses $35 each

Boarding fee (dogs and cats)

$40.12 per day


Hopkins Pet Hospital
8870 Excelsior Boulevard
Hopkins, MN 55343

Phone: 952-935-5566

All fees must be paid at City Hall before animal(s) can be released.