Animal Control/License Fees

Animal Abuse and Neglect

Animal control officers respond to reports of animals running at large, bite reports and reports of abused, neglected, or abandoned animals in Scott County.
Thank you to Teens for Tomorrow for supporting our Animal Control effort through a $210 grant award to purchase GPS systems for our vehicles and to Lindell’s Central Park Automotive for contributing premium vehicle maintenance service.

For information on local animal control laws in Davenport, Bettendorf and Scott County, click on the following links:

Local License Fees & Animal Codes

The City of Davenport requires that all dogs and cats be licensed. Pet owners must purchase  a license for their pet within thirty days of the date the pet is initially inoculated for rabies and annually within thirty days’ time of the date of the current rabies vaccination. Licenses can be purchased at the Humane Society of Scott County with verification of a current rabies vaccination signed and administered by a licensed veterinarian.

Annual license fees are:

  • Neutered/spayed (altered) dog or cat – $10
  • Non-altered dog or cat – $30

The City of Bettendorf requires every dog over 6 months of age be licensed.  Licenses can be purchased at the Humane Society of Scott County or from Bettendorf City Hall.  Pet licenses must be purchased prior to January 31 of each calendar year.  Pet owners applying for a license must present a certificate of current rabies vaccination signed and administered by a licensed veterinarian.

Annual license fees are:

  • Neutered/spayed (altered) dog – $3
  • Non-altered dog – $25
  • Dog certified by veterinarian to be too old to alter – $3