The City of Windsor Heights Police Department provides animal control for residents living within the city limits.
Animal Concerns / Complaints
Contact the Windsor Heights Dispatcher 24/7 at 515-286-3632 for Police Department response regarding:
Stray / nuisance animals
Concerns for animal welfare
Lost / found animals
Reported injured animals
Wild and / or aggressive animals
The city also has a cooperative agreement for services with Polk County Animal Control for those instances in which circumstances extend beyond the capabilities or resources of our patrol officers. Additionally, the city works with a no-kill shelter for abandoned animals.
All domesticated animals are required to be licensed in the City of Windsor Heights on an annual basis.
Registration is due January 1 - March 31 each year. After March 31, the penalty will be double the registration amount.
Obtaining a License
To obtain a license, please bring the following information to Public Safety Building, 1133 66th St, Windsor Heights IA 50324
Current rabies vaccination certificate
Proof of altering from your veterinarian
Pet License - spayed/neutered animal: $20 per calendar year
Pet License – not spayed / neutered: $30 per calendar year
Pet Unlicensed Delinquency Fee - Double original license fee (after March 31)
Lost & Found Animals
Should your pet become lost or you locate a lost pet, please contact the Police Department for assistance. You can also check our Police Department Facebook page for postings.
City Guidelines for Animals
Pets are not permitted to run at-large.
Law requires you to pick up pet waste.
Impounded animals incur a flat impound fee and boarding fee per day.