Residents wishing to have more than three adult dogs must obtain a Commercial or Recreational Kennel License, or a Shelter License.
Residents seeking a kennel or shelter license must submit an application to the Land Services Office for consideration by the County Board. The County Board will conduct a public hearing regarding the application prior to granting or denying the license. Approved kennel/shelter licenses require an annual renewal fee.
Applicants for kennel licenses must abide by the land area per dog requirements that have been set by the American Kennel Club:
|Size of Dog||Acre Per Dog|
|Very Large||1 1/4 acre|
A license from the State of Minnesota may also be required for Commercial Kennels; check with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health for state licensing requirements.