Pets that are found “wandering” on their own may be impounded by the City in order to protect the animal and the public. An impounded pet will be housed at a local veterinary hospital to ensure its safety and care while city staff works to identify and contact its owner.
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Yes, all dogs over the age of six months need to be licensed with the City. Dog licenses are issued on a calendar year basis from January 1 - December 31. License renewals are due by January 31 of each year. New dogs may be registered any time of the year. At no time may there be more than three adult dogs per household per BGMC 6.10.060. For more information see the City's dog licensing page.
Use our convenient online service to register your dog for a license or to renew a license.
Yes, any dog off the owner or custodian’s premises must be on a leash per BGMC 6.10.310.
Any animal which by habitual howling, yelping, barking, crowing or other noise disturbs or annoys any person or neighborhood to an unreasonable degree, taken to be continuous noise for a period of ten or more minutes or intermittent noise for a period of thirty or more minutes per BGMC 6.10.260.
Fill out the City's citizen action request form online.
If you are looking for your lost pet in the City of Battle Ground, please contact us at 360-342-5000 (option 0).
To retrieve an impounded pet, the owner must pay an impound and any other applicable fees to the City of Battle Ground.
Chickens are allowed, however roosters are not allowed per BGMC 6.10.185.