Dog License Information

The City of Edina not only cares about protecting its residents, but also for protecting the pets residing in the community. It is important for owners to keep their pets safe and protected.

All dogs six months and older residing in Edina must have a license permanently affixed to their collars. Cats do not have to be licensed. Dog licenses may be purchased at City Hall or online. In order to obtain a license, simply present proof of a current rabies vaccination at the time of the initial licensing and each renewal. Rabies vaccinations are required on all dogs and cats six months and older. Dogs are required to wear vaccination tags at all times.

Licensing provides the City with a method of ensuring that dogs are properly vaccinated against rabies. Additionally, dog owners receive tremendous value from a license in that authorities make every effort to return lost dogs to their homes when they are wearing a current license. All other dogs are transported to an animal shelter where impounding and boarding fees are charged.

All City dog licenses expire Dec. 31.

Dog licenses can be purchased/renewed by mail, in-person or online.
Cost is $20 per neutered or spayed dog. Licenses for dogs not neutered or spayed cost $30 each. Duplicate tags cost $6.

License numbers are valid for the life of a dog. Request a new number only if the tag is unreadable.

  • To renew by mail, send current rabies information and a check for the licensing fee to:
    Edina City Hall
    4801 W. 50th St.
    Edina, MN 55424-1394
  • Purchase in-person at the reception desk at the Police Department (Edina City Hall)l. Current rabies information will be needed, including the rabies tag number, date of vaccination and vaccination expiration.
  • Purchase online. Off-leash collars can be purchased simultaneously, which will be mailed to the address listed.


Off-leash collars
Click here to purchase only the 2016 off-leash collar for Van Valkenburg Park and Strachauer Park Hockey Rink.

The off-leash area (OLA) at Van Valkenburg Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m and Strachauer Park Hockey Rink daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for those who have purchased an off-leash collar. Dogs must wear an OLA collar, which can be purchased at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., or online. Dogs must be properly vaccinated and must be leashed when entering and exiting the OLA. No glass containers, smoking, female dogs in season, unauthorized motorized equipment or vehicles, bicycles or individual dogs known to be aggressive are allowed. Children under the age of  six are not allowed within the OLA; children under the age of 12 must be closely supervised by an adult. Dog owners are responsible for damage and injuries inflicted by their dogs and must properly clean up after them. Other rules are listed on signs within the park.

Cost for residents is $25; non-residents, $50. Discounts are given for multiple dogs.

Police Department

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
General: 952-826-1610
Emergency: 911

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dog Licenses

All dogs over the age of six months must be licensed. Cats need not be licensed. Licenses can be purchased at City Hall, with a current rabies vaccination receipt.

Purchase a license online.

Off-Leash Collars

The off-leash area (OLA) at Van Valkenburg Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Edina residents must also purchase/renew a dog license. Cost for the OLA collar for residents is $25; non-residents, $50. Discounts are given for multiple dogs at City Hall.

Click here to purchase only the 2016 off-leash collar.

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